Voice of a Shepherd | Part 2 – Whispers of God
March 13, 2022
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VOICE OF A SHEPHERD | PART 2 -WHISPERS OF GOD
P. Rhett Barden
John 10:3-5 (NIV) “The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.” “God doesn’t have a speaking problem. We have a hearing problem.”
Luke 8:8 (NIV) “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” Matthew 1:23 (NIV) “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”.)
WHY GOD SPEAKS
1. God speaks to facilitate .
Exodus 33:11 (NIV) The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend.
2. God speaks to give .
Proverbs 3:6 (MSG) Listen for GOD’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. 3. God speaks to provide .
2 Corinthians 5:7 (NKJV) For we walk by faith, not by sight.1 Kings 19:11-12 (NIV) The LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.
THE WHISPERS OF GOD
1. He whispers .
Romans 8:16 (NLT) The Holy Spirit speaks to us deep in our heart and tells us that we are God’s children. Isaiah 55:3 (MSG) Pay attention, come close now, listen carefully to my life-giving, life-nourishing words. I’m making a lasting covenant commitment with you… sure solid, enduring love,“You are my child.”“I love you.”“I am so proud of you.”
2. He whispers .
Acts 16:6-7 (NKJV) They were forbidden by the Holy Spirit GOD to preach the word in Asia. After they had come to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit did not permit them.“Don’t do it!”“End the secret.”“Get Help.”James 5:16 (NIV) Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.Isaiah 30:21 (NIV) Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
3. He whispers .
Acts 20:22 (NIV) “And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there.”“Slow down.”“Do it now.”
4. He whispers .
Acts 2:17 (NIV) “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.”“Go all in, take the step, and make a difference with your life.”
1 Samuel 3:9 (NIV) “Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening.”
to me, Lord. I’m to hear and to respond.”
From the beginning, One Life Church has focused on one thing: reaching and influencing people with the love and life-giving message of Jesus Christ. Our mission is to help you Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and Make a Difference and our Discover Event is a great way to kick-start that journey. Discover is simply designed to help you explore One Life Church, discover what it means to become a member, discover your purpose, and join the team.
Today is STEP TWO: PURPOSE
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