166 – From Doctrinal Concepts to Relational Experience

Jeremiah talks about doctrine as the beginning point of a relationship with God. The hypothesis is that our introductory knowledge of Christian ideas should lead to a relational knowledge of God Himself. The experiment is to choose a Christian doctrine and ask God to deepen it for you.


  1. This is great. Start with the challenge of a basic knowledge and understanding and then allow the Holy Spirit to provide the nuances in your own relationship.

  2. I loved this, Jeremiah! The atmosphere I grew up in was so focused on doctrine that even as a kid, I was concerned that only smart people who understood and believed the right doctrines could go to heaven. I then joined a church that was primarily relationship-based. Your experiment brings both doctrine and relationship together and invites a deeper communion with God. Thank you!

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