“Experiencing God” is a study by Baptist pastor Henry Blackaby. This blockbuster 13- week course was “de rigeur” in the 1990’s, and I began teaching it as early as 1996 as part of my standard teaching curriculum. Most of the material centered around undeniable and challenging principles which called believers to recognize God’s work around them and get involved in that movement. I loved Blackaby’s boldness when he dared students to face the crisis of belief which God’s activity created in everyday life and join God where He was (and is) working. It was thrilling to think that God has a plan, and that He might include us in that plan.
Complementary to this study is “Knowing and Doing the Will of God”, by theologian David W. Jones, professor at SEBTS. In his book, Jones presents a study on the Sufficiency of Scripture, or “Sola Scriptura”, as the Reformers would have it. The premise of the book revolves around the authority of the Bible, and its divine ability to guide the lives of believers. The ability to know and do God’s will is contingent on knowing God’s Word, His commands, laws and precepts. Join us on Wednesdays in March to discover the joy of experiencing God in knowing and doing his will.