Yada, Yada, Yada

June 5, 2015

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I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead.

~Philippians 3:10, NLT


Intimacy is to know and be known completely.

~Kyle Idleman

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Genesis four begins…Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain. This word knew or to know is probably the best word in the bible to describe intimacy. The Hebrew word for ‘knew’ is yada. The NLT makes Genesis 4:1 crystal clear…Now Adam had sexual relations with his wife, Eve, and she became pregnant. Since the Garden, humans have associated intimacy with sex and between a husband and wife, it can be an exclamation point, a yada, yada, yada moment. What did Adam say when he saw the dramatic difference between his body and Eve’s? He may have said, “yada, yada, yada.”

Intimacy in marriage may or may not involve sex but intimacy is not confined to sex or marriage. Intimacy is bearing one’s soul. It is to become naked emotionally, to make one’s self vulnerable because of deep trust. Paul’ craved intimacy with Christ. If you cannot be intimate with Christ, you have no hope of being intimate with anyone else. Intimacy is not knowing facts about a person; it is knowing person.

Kyle Idleman idolized Michael Jordan when he was growing up. He knew his birthday, his statistics, his favorite color: he knew everything a fan could know about a professional athlete but he had never meet Michael Jordan in person so he really didn’t know him at all. He knew facts about him but there was no relationship because Michael Jordan had never heard of Kyle Idleman [not then anyway]. A lot of folks know the facts of the gospel record; they know scripture verses about Jesus, they know the stories of Jesus; they know about His birth, life, death and resurrection but they don’t know HIM. There is no relationship; therefore, there is no intimacy.

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  • It’s been a week and it’s not over yet and next week will probably be even more demanding. I think Mary Katherine came home yesterday evening. Sandra Blackwood’s memorial service is Sunday at Shady Grove with visitation from 11:30-2:00 and the service at 2:00.
  • GOLDEN GIRLS meet in the morning. We are down to three men for our trip Saturday but LORD willing, we are going. I have two good body guards: Jerry and Keith. Guys I will pick you up. Jerry at 11:00 and Keith at 11:01…Just kidding, probably be 11:10 or so.
  • The VBS rally went well Wednesday night: DBC is fortunate to have Stephanie Moore. I believe the child can do anything.
  • SUNDAY SCHEDULE is a little different: it is PROMOTION DAY IN LCBS and VBS Eve. No Deacons meeting. LCBS at 9:15, worship at 10:15 and visitation at 5:00.
  • YOUTH are traveling today…pray for traveling mercies.


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