LISTEN - BIO
- “How can I hear God’s voice?”
- “Are such communications possible?”
- “Are these personal moments random, or are they supposed to be common?”
- “Do you have to be an elite Christian to hear God?”
Yes, God is speaking. It is possible to hear God. It is supposed to be common. You don’t have to be elite to hear. And, even a struggling Christian can be confident in what they are hearing. So, isn’t it time that you simply learn to LISTEN? In our new message series, LISTEN, we explore how to interpret God’s communication styles. Pastor Patrick from LifePointe Church will help you build a resume of life-changing experiences with God. We invite you to come and LISTEN.
John 8:47 AMP Whoever is of God listens to God. [Those who belong to God hear the words of God.] This is the reason that you do not listen [to those words, to Me]: because you do not belong to God and are not of God or in harmony with Him.
PSALM 37:23-25 NKJV The STEPS of a [good] man are ORDERED by the LORD, And he DELIGHTS IN HIS WAY. 24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the LORD upholds [him with] His hand. 25 I have been young, and [now] am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread.
- ORDER IS HIERARCHICAL
- ORDER IS SEQUENTIAL
MATTHEW 6:33 KJV But SEEK ye FIRST the KINGDOM of God, and his RIGHTEOUSNESS; and ALL THESE THINGS shall be ADDED unto you.
BACK UP AND READ THE FULL TEXT - CONTEXT
Matthew 6:21, 24 KJV [Jesus said] For where your TREASURE is, there your HEART will be also … 24 No one can SERVE two masters; for either he will HATE the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and DESPISE the other. You cannot serve GOD and mammon.
- Serve God, love God, devotion to God
- Serve money, hate (not love) God, despise God
MATTHEW 6:30-33 KJV 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, [shall he] not much more [clothe] you, O ye of little faith? 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 (For after ALL THESE THINGS do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have NEED of ALL THESE THINGS. 33 But SEEK ye FIRST the KINGDOM of God, and his RIGHTEOUSNESS; and ALL THESE THINGS shall be ADDED unto you.
2 CHRONICLES 12:14 KJV And he did EVIL, because he PREPARED not his HEART to SEEK the LORD.
MATTHEW 13:15 KJV For this people's HEART is WAXED GROSS, and [their] EARS are DULL OF HEARING, and their EYES they have CLOSED; lest at ANY TIME they should SEE with [their] EYES, and HEAR with [their] EARS, and should UNDERSTAND with [their] HEART…
EPHESIANS 4:18 KJV Having the UNDERSTANDING DARKENED, being alienated from the life of God through the IGNORANCE that is in them, BECAUSE of the BLINDNESS OF THEIR HEART:
PROVERBS 3:9 NKJV HONOR the LORD with your possessions, And with the FIRSTFRUITS of all your increase.
1 SAMUEL 2:22-30 AMPC Now Eli (the Priest) was very old, and he heard all that his sons did to all Israel… 26 Now the boy Samuel grew and was in favor both with the Lord and with men. 27 A man of God came to Eli and said to him, Thus has the Lord said: I plainly revealed Myself to the house of your father [forefather Aaron]… And I gave [from then on] to the house of your father [forefather] all the offerings of the Israelites made by fire. 29 Why then do you kick [trample upon, TREAT WITH CONTEMPT] My SACRIFICE and My OFFERING which I commanded, and honor your sons ABOVE ME by fattening yourselves upon THE CHOICEST PART of every offering… 30 Therefore the Lord, the God of Israel, says… For those who HONOR Me I will HONOR, and those who DESPISE Me shall be LIGHTLY ESTEEMED.
SEEK BY FAITH
MATTHEW 6:30-33 KJV 30 …[shall he] not much more [clothe] you, O ye of LITTLE FAITH? … 33 But SEEK ye FIRST the KINGDOM of God, and his RIGHTEOUSNESS; and ALL THESE THINGS shall be ADDED unto you.
CALL TO ACTION
- SEEK HIS KINGDOM FIRST
- SEEK HIS KINGDOM FULLY
- SEEK HIS KINGDOM BY FAITH