Coming April 1: A Journey In The Knowledge of the Holy

Knowledge of the Holy[Editor’s Note: While I would have loved for you to join us, we have officially finished our journey. But you can still read the different posts from this journey. At the end of this post I have listed links to all 23 days in our series. Feel free to pick up a copy of the book and work through it at your own pace.]

I’ve been thinking a lot about knowing God lately. I’m convinced that in Christianity its easy to work  for Jesus but not actually understand who He is. I know this has been true for me lately. And as I’ve talked to Jesus about this, He’s continued to show me that I need to know Him like I would know a friend, not just a historical figure that I’ve memorized facts about.

In that process, I feel like the Lord has invited me to read The Knowledge of the Holy. The Knowledge of the Holy isn’t an old book, it was written in 1961. But despite it’s young age, it is regarded as one of the Christian classics.  It’s a short little primer on why we must press on to know God and then a number of chapters that describe different aspects of God’s character.  The first couple of chapters are worth the price of the whole book.

My journey with this book began in the late 90’s.  I was at a meeting in Kansas City and a leader I respected a lot held up the book. He said all of their interns had read “The Knowledge of the Holy” as part of their internship.  I immediately picked up a copy and delved deeply into the book.  A few years later as I was transitioning out of college ministry and leaving behind a team of folks we raised up, I used it as a discussion starter to get us talking about really knowing God and the importance that had in ministry.

If you hadn’t noticed yet, I’m a big fan of the book. Part of the reason is that knowing who God is is critical to our growth and perseverance in Jesus. The beauty of this book is that its both deep and accessible.  In all my time of reading Christian books, this has been one of the most helpful in getting people out of knowing facts about God and helping them to know who He is.

All that said, I’ve felt stirred both to jump back in this book and to invite you, my readers, to join in with me.  So, starting April 1st, I’m going to be reading one chapter of “The Knowledge of the Holy” a day and then reflect on it here.  If you’d like to join along, pick up a copy now and join me back here April 1st to start this journey. Join me, not just in reading this book, but pursuing a knowledge of God that fuels our hearts.

Have you read “The Knowledge of the Holy?” What are your thoughts?

Day 1: Why We Must Think Rightly About God

Day 2: God Incomprehensible

Day 3: A Divine Attribute: Something True About God

Day 4: The Holy Trinity

Day 5: The Self Existence of God

Day 6: The Self Sufficiency of God

Day 7: The Eternity of God

Day 8: God’s Infinitude

Day 9: The Immutability of God

Day 10: The Divine Omniscience

Day 11: The Wisdom of God

Day 12: The Omnipotence of God

Day 13: The Divine Transcendence

Day 14: God’s Omnipresence

Day 15: The Faithfulness of God

Day 16: The Goodness of God

Day 17: The Justice of God

Day 18: The Mercy of God

Day 19: The Grace of God

Day 20: The Love of God

Day 21: The Holiness of God

Day 22: The Sovereignty of God

Day 23: The Open Secret

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About traviskolder

Travis Kolder is a follower of Jesus, a husband, a father of five, an organic church planter, and a writer. He lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he serves as part of the Cedar Rapids House Church Network.

Trackbacks / Pingbacks

  1. Update | Pursuing Glory - March 24, 2015
  2. The Knowledge of the Holy: Why We Must Think Rightly About God | Pursuing Glory - April 1, 2015
  3. The Knowledge of the Holy: God Incomprehensible | Pursuing Glory - April 2, 2015
  4. The Knowledge of the Holy: A Divine Attribute: Something True About God | Pursuing Glory - April 3, 2015
  5. The Knowledge of the Holy: The Holy Trinity | Pursuing Glory - April 6, 2015
  6. The Knowledge of the Holy: The Self Existence of God | Pursuing Glory - April 7, 2015
  7. The Knowledge of the Holy: The Self Suffieciency of God | Pursuing Glory - April 8, 2015
  8. The Knowledge of the Holy: The Self Sufficiency of God | Pursuing Glory - April 8, 2015
  9. The Knowledge of the Holy: The Eternity of God | Pursuing Glory - April 9, 2015
  10. The Knowledge of the Holy: God’s Infinitude | Pursuing Glory - April 10, 2015
  11. The Knowledge of the Holy: God’s Immutability | Pursuing Glory - April 13, 2015
  12. The Knowledge of the Holy: The Divine Omniscience | Pursuing Glory - April 14, 2015
  13. The Knowledge of the Holy: The Wisdom of God | Pursuing Glory - April 15, 2015
  14. The Knowledge of the Holy: The Omnipotence of God | Pursuing Glory - April 16, 2015
  15. The Knowledge of the Holy: The Divine Transcendence | Pursuing Glory - April 17, 2015
  16. The Knowledge of the Holy: God’s Omnipresence | Pursuing Glory - April 20, 2015
  17. The Knowledge of the Holy: The Faithfulness of God | Pursuing Glory - April 21, 2015
  18. The Knowledge of the Holy: The Goodness of God | Pursuing Glory - April 22, 2015
  19. The Knowledge of the Holy: The Justice of God | Pursuing Glory - April 23, 2015
  20. The Knowledge of the Holy: The Mercy of God | Pursuing Glory - April 24, 2015
  21. The Knowledge of the Holy: The Grace of God | Pursuing Glory - April 27, 2015
  22. The Knowledge of the Holy: The Love of God | Pursuing Glory - April 28, 2015
  23. The Knowledge of the Holy: The Holiness of God | Pursuing Glory - April 29, 2015
  24. The Knowledge of the Holy: The Sovereignty of God | Pursuing Glory - April 30, 2015
  25. The Knowledge of the Holy: The Open Secret | Pursuing Glory - May 1, 2015

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