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Hearing God (part 1)

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Sermon 25 May 2014
by Bruce McCallum

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Hearing God (part 1)

  1. 1. “Of course God is alive, we just talked” #1 Heart to Heart
  2. 2. 1. Open yourself to spiritual experiences. 2. How God speaks – the different ways 3. Recognising when it’s God’s voice 4. Increased revelation
  3. 3. The disciple’s call Matthew 4:19 (NIV) 19 "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."
  4. 4. HEART TO HEART NOT HEAD TO HEAD TO
  5. 5. 1. IT IS INSUFFICIENT TO KNOW ABOUT JESUS. COME TO HIM John 5:39-40 (NIV) 39 You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me, 40 yet you refuse to come to me to have life.
  6. 6. 2. YOUR EXPERIENCE OF JESUS IS SPIRIT TO SPIRIT Romans 8:16 (NIV) 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. Romans 8:16 (MSG) 16 God's Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children.
  7. 7. 3. THE BIBLE IS NOT A LIFELESS BOOK WITH BLACK PRINT ON WHITE PAGES, YOU EXPERIENCE IT AS ALIVE. Hebrews 4:12 (NIV) 12 For the word of God is living and active. …
  8. 8. 4. PAUL PRAYS YOU WILL HAVE SPIRITUAL ENCOUNTERS Ephesians 1:17 (NIV) 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
  9. 9. 5. THE UBER SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE Romans 8:15 (NIV) 15 For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father." Romans 8:15 (MSG) 15 This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It's adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike "What's next, Papa?"
  10. 10. HEART TO HEART NOT HEAD TO HEAD TO
  11. 11. 1. There must be repentance of HEAD TO HEAD
  12. 12. 2. Be led by His Spirit. Romans 8:14 (NIV) 14 because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
  13. 13. 3. Use SOAP
  14. 14. 4. Find a DNA partner
  15. 15. HEART TO HEART NOT HEAD TO HEAD TO

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