Do You Really Know Jesus?

March 01, 2012

“I will give them a heart to know Me, for I am the Lord…” – Jeremiah 24:7

You’ve probably thought about what knowing Christ means. Now think about what knowing Christ doesn’t mean. It doesn’t mean knowing about Him. Let me explain.

I love to read biographies, especially of presidents. At the end of a great biography, you feel like you know the person. Yet, I’ve never met a president, and even though I know a lot about them, I’ve never known one personally. Most people know a lot about Jesus, but that doesn’t mean they know Him personally. So how can you know Him personally?

  1. God’s Word. Through His Word you can know Him. But scripture without faith is just knowing about Him.
  2. Have faith. That’s key to believing what Scripture says is true.
  3. Pray. Talking and listening to God allows you to know Him.
  4. Attend a Christ-centered church. This helps you know Him through worship, fellowship, and ministry.

When it comes to Jesus, do you know Him or just know about Him? Really knowing Him makes all the difference.