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Hearing God’s voice can take some “fine tuning” in our lives

Sunday Morning Worship
November 20, 2011
Series: “The Voice”
Today: “Fine Tuning to the Voice”

Scripture:  John 10:8 All who ever came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.

Philippians 3:15-16 All of us who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. 16 Only let us live up to what we have already attained.

Intro:  Hearing     God’s voice      can take some “fine tuning” in our lives.

I.         DIRECT      YOUR THOUGHTS.

A.   The Apostle Paul writes about this in two different books.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.

Colossians 3:1-2 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

B.   Our spiritual ears are found in our     minds      .

1.   Do some intentional      directing      of our thought life.

2.   Daily take time to think on      noble     and      excellent      things.

II.   LISTEN TO YOUR      DESIRES      .

Philippians 2:13 – for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.

* Make sure your “wanter” is       sanctified      !

A.   Are you daily having     prayer     time?

B.   Are you regularly      reading the Bible      ?

C.  Are you earnestly trying to     live      the principles of the kingdom?

D.  Do you have any ongoing      sins       that you are not dealing with?

III.  LET      PEACE       RULE.

A.   Paul gives us another principle for fine tuning our spiritual ears to God’s voice: Is there      peace     ?

B.   We who want to fine tune to God’s voice, must be     ruled      by peace.

IV.  LIVE YOUR       VALUES       .

A.   Listen to Paul’s assurance to believers:

Philippians 3:15 All of us who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you.

Philippians 3:16 Only let us live up to what we have already attained.

B.   God’s voice grows clearer and louder to those who dare living the     truth      that they already know!

Conclusion:  God wants to come in       loud       and     clear      .  For those who have ears to hear – let them hear!

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