AUDIO

REFERENCES

Acts 17:24–25, Romans 11:34–36, Job 41:11, John 17:5, 24, Matthew 11:28, Romans 5:8, Matthew 28:20

ROADMAP

1. God Always Was (and is and will be)
2. God Doesn’t Need You (You Need Him)
3. The God Apart From Us is the God With Us

QUOTES

It is clear that there never was a time when nothing existed; otherwise nothing would exist now.
— C.S. Lewis, Miracles
Our whole being by its very nature is one vast need; incomplete, preparatory, empty yet cluttered, crying out for Him who can untie things that are knotted together and tie up things that are still dangling loose.
— C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
What else does this craving, and this helplessness, proclaim but that there was once in man a true happiness, of which all that now remains is the empty print and trace?

This he tries in vain to fill with everything around him, seeking in things that are not there the help he cannot find in those that are, though none can help, since this infinite abyss can be filled only with an infinite and immutable object; in other words by God himself
— Blaise Pascal, Pensees
It is always shocking to meet life where we thought we were alone. ‘Look out!’ we cry, ‘it’s alive!’ And therefore this is the very point at which so many draw back–I would have done so myself if I could–and proceed no further with Christianity. 

An ‘impersonal God’–well and good. A subjective God of beauty, truth and goodness, inside our own heads–better still. A formless life-force surging through us, a vast power which we can tap–best of all. 

But God Himself, alive, pulling at the other end of the cord, perhaps approaching at an infinite speed, the hunter, king, husband–that is quite another matter. There comes a moment when the children who have been playing at burglars hush suddenly: was that a real footstep in the hall? There comes a moment when people who have been dabbling in religion (‘Man’s search for God!’) suddenly draw back. Supposing we really found Him? We never meant it to come to that! Worse still, supposing He had found us?
— C.S. Lewis, Miracles

SONGS

Let Everything  (Vertical Church Band)

Be Thou My Vision

Psalm 23

Lord, I Need You

Stronger