Big Apple Chapel is a New Testament based church in New York City, modeled after the pattern of the early church, with a strong emphasis on following Christ as a community of His disciples.

  • Sunday - 10:30 am
  • 520 8th Ave, 16th floor
    New York, NY
  • phone: +1 (973) 837-1041


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ABC’s of Knowing God Intimately A-L



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I. God is Knowable   Ps 46:10  Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!

Hos 6:3 Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD. De 7:9 Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments


II. Knowing God results in greater intimacy, praise, trust, fear, and obedience 1Ki 8:43 know & fear   2Th 1:8 know & obey

Ps 9:10  And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.


III. God Reveals Himself by Words and Works (past/present/future)  Jn 10:38…believe the works, that you may know…Me


Almighty Awesome All-in-All Alpha Aardvark (see “N”) ELohim 2500x {+>24} Gen 1:1; Rev 1:8 22:12     Neh 1:5 Dan 9:4 Ps 68:35

Ps 89:8 O LORD God of hosts, Who is mighty like You, O LORD? Your faithfulness also surrounds You.    2Ch 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro…to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him  Dt 7:21 great & awesome God is among you

In order for God to fight our battles for us we need to loyally have Him as our All in All. Do you have competing allegiances?


Benevolent Blesser and Buckler (shield/protector) looking out for our Best  Ps 18:2  The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower

God greatly desires to bless those who are blessable, for that is the major means by which He glorifies Himself. Are you blessable?


Compassionate Creator and Comforter (HS) Js 5:11; 2Cor 1:3; Jn 14:26;  Isa 40:28 everlasting God, LORD, Creator

Ex 34:6…LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, 7…mercy/loyal...forgiving…visiting…

God has revealed Himself as not just our Creator (who owns us), but as our Comforter. Do we seek His comfort or a cheap counterfeit?


Deliberate Determiner God follows His predetermined, perfect plan to accomplish His purpose Esther 4:14 such a time as this

Jer 29:11 I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope Rm 8:28

Our perfect God is working out His perfect plan. The questions is: will we get and stay onboard and experience His best, or jump ship?


Eternal (immutable/unchanging) Excellence Energy & Exclusive Isa 9:6 Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace

Ps 8: O LORD, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth, Who have set Your glory above the heavens!  Rev 1:8   Mal 3:6

All God’s attributes are infinite; He doesn’t stop being one to be another. He doesn’t change, but we must to experience His excellencies.


Forgiving Faithful Father and Fearsome Friend Mt 6:9  Heb 10:23  for He who promised is faithful. 1Kg 8:56 Blessed be the LORD, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised. There has not failed one word of all His good promise

1Co 10:13 1Jn 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

God is a faithful Father who forgives repentant children so He can fellowship with them.


Good Giver of Grace and Glory & every other Goodie Neh 9:21 40 years You sustained them in the wilderness, They lacked nothing…

Ps 84:11 LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD will give grace and glory; No good will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Ps 145:16 You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. 17 The LORD is righteous in all His ways, Gracious in all His works

God is infinitely good; He must give what’s best, when it’s best; anything less than that would make Him evil. We just need to walk.


Holy Helper and Healer  Isa 57:15 For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: "I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

1Pt 1:5  but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16  because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy." 17  And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear


Indwelling “I AM”  Jn 15:5 I am the vine…He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing

Js 4:5 do you think that the Scripture says in vain, "The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously”? Eph 3:17 dwell in hearts by faith

God has done and will continue to do everything possible to be intimately involved in our lives. All we have to do is by faith not exclude Him.


Just Judge (of the whole earth and intents of our hearts) and Justifier Rm 1-2; 3:26 be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus

Heb 6:10  God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name… ministered to the saints…Gen 18:26

God never stops being just to be merciful. His justice demands that He recompense good for good and evil for evil. Are you ready?


King of Kings 1Tim 6:15…manifest in His own time, the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords cf  Pr 21:1

Dt 10:17 LORD your God, God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe.

God rules (Dan 4:17) over and thru imperfect people; if we don’t see it, we’re not looking. His rule is always for our benefit. Accept it.


Lord of Lords and Love Adonai 1Jn 3:16 By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought… for the brethren.

1Jn 4:16 we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him

God’s sovereign love unrelentingly and fiercely focused on our highest good meets our every need and calls for reciprocity. Do you love Him?


Dt 10:12 what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul 13 and to keep the commandments of the LORD and His statutes which I command you today for your good?