An Invitation to the Deeper Things of God

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We all come to Christ through many different avenues, but at the core of each path is realizing that we need something only God can provide — salvation. Unfortunately, we can get stuck in this mindset of God existing to meet our needs. Fred Sanders joins Gary Wilkerson to discuss how God invites us to know him for who he is rather than only for what he does for us.

Key Points from the Podcast

  • The doctrine of the Trinity is essential to the doctrine of salvation.

  • God is the one, true God who exists eternally as three persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  • As our faith matures, we should see a shift from being focused on ourselves to being focused on God.

  • A lot of the Bible is about God meeting the needs of the people, but that is only the beginning. God invites us to know him intimately.

  • Knowing not only what God has done for you but who he is will stir your heart to worship and exalt God.

  • God doesn’t need us. He is fully complete in and of himself. Yet in his love and grace he decided to create us and save us.

Bible Verses Referenced in the Podcast

Galatians 4:4, John 3:16

Resources Mentioned in the Podcast

About Fred Sanders

Fred Sanders is a systematic theologian who studies and teaches across the entire range of classic Christian doctrine, but with a primary focus on the doctrine of the Trinity. Fred has taught in Torrey Honors College since 1999 and is an amateur historian of Biola's institutional history. He is co-founder of the annual Los Angeles Theology Conference and maintains an active internet presence via Twitter and blog. He and his family are members of Grace Evangelical Free Church.

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About Gary Wilkerson

Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.

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