Jesus went to great pains to make Himself known to us. The Lord ministered, healed, suffered, and died so that we may intimately fellowship with Him. But what does it really mean to know Jesus? The apostle Paul tells us knowing Christ is more than just reading His story or hearing the gospel. It means walking in the power of his resurrection, and resting in His love during times of suffering. Knowing Jesus means letting the Holy Spirit work in our hearts and lives. For the Spirit equips us to serve God joyfully, hate sin increasingly, love others sacrificially, and follow Jesus freely.