Seeking

Thank you for visiting this page. We believe God was in your decision!

If you are seeking, and not yet a believer (or aren’t sure), know that you are in good company! The Bible is filled with individuals known as “seekers”. The God of the Bible longs and desires that we “seek” for Him. (see Psalm 14:2, Psalm 63:1) Moreover, those who earnestly seek God are promised that they will be rewarded. (see Deuteronomy 4:29, Isaiah 55:6, Jeremiah 29:13)

Jesus reaffirms this when he tells us, “Seek and you will find.” (see Matthew 6:33; 7:7, Luke 11:9-10)

To be a “seeker” is one of the first signs of divine life. It is, in fact, a sign of God’s DNA in you, the seed of His own heart and life. From Genesis (3:9), to Jesus in Luke (19:10), God is continually seeking us. When we turn to begin to seek God, know that God is coming out to meet you. (see Luke 15:20)

So, know that in your search, you are responding to the promptings of the Spirit of the God of the Bible.

Know that you are not alone in your search.

And know that God Himself is longing to meet you, and is anxious for you to know His greeting and experience His welcome.

Like, however, the song by Waylon Jennings, “Lookin’ For Love” says, you can spend a lot of time “looking for love in all the wrong places.”

What, then, is the right place…to find and know the love of God through Christ?

First, look in Holy Scripture. Martin Luther said that Holy Scripture is “the manger in which the Christ child is laid.”

Countless pilgrims the past 2000 years have given testimony to meeting God while hearing or reading Holy Scripture. The Bible itself speaks of the link between hearing and faith in Romans 10:17.

Secondly, look where God’s people gather. Jesus repeatedly promises a special manifestation of Himself when two or more are gathered together in Him. (see Matthew 18:20)

Historically, here we are speaking of the Church. The Church is NOT a building. Rather, the Church is the body of Christ, believers,…composed of all races and languages, throughout history,…that have gathered together to worship Jesus Christ*, to celebrate the sacraments**, to hear God’s Word, and to present offerings of prayer, praise (in song), and a percentage of their income for the work of this ministry.

Thirdly, look to meet God in the faces and persons of those in the greatest need around you.

Jesus both clearly taught and consistently modeled that it is in obeying His word that we meet Him and experience His presence. Passages like John 14:15-18, John 14:21, and others clearly indicate that Jesus promises a very personal and powerful experience of His presence…within us…as we trust and follow His teachings. In addition, in passages like Matthew 25:31-40, Jesus tells us that it is in helping others (acts of love and compassion) that we really meet and encounter Him!

There are many reasons for this. But one reason is because love and compassion are primary in heart of God. And loving and caring for others in the name of His Son helps us as individuals connect with the heart and spirit of God in a very real and experiential way!

This is why many believers, past and present, have taught that the most important place to seek and find God…is at the foot of the cross. In other words,…reflecting on, meditating on, contemplating…the motivations in the heart and mind of God the Father…that prompted Him to send His only Son, Jesus,…to suffer the shame and suffering of crucifixion on a cross (when He walked this earth in Palestine 2000 years ago),…so that we might have and know the forgiveness of our sins.

Friend,…fellow “seeker” after Truth,…be encouraged! Jesus tells us, “Seek and you will find.”

Know…that your seeking…will not be in vain.

Join us…in seeking Him…together.

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*the identity of the Jesus of Nazareth of history is fundamental to Christianity. The second article of The Apostles’ Creed lays out the primary beliefs about this man that His followers have embraced for the past 2000 years.

**the Lutheran Church practices two sacraments: Holy Communion (i.e., the Eucharist, the Sacrament of the Altar) and Holy Baptism.