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Summary: Just by listening we can change our lives forever

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- We need to understand that our world is a fast changing world.

- Change is not necessary bad - if fact change is normal

- Change is really a sign of life.

> The medical definition of death is a body that does not change...

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+ We Change

> During my sermon your body is going to change - about ½ million cells in your body are going to die and be replaced with a half a million new cells during my message.

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> Our skin replaces itself every month... X

- 70-80% of the dust in your house is dead skin that has flaked off.

>Your stomach lining has a complete change every 5 days X

> Your liver changes every 6 weeks; X

> Your skeleton every 3 months.... X

> Your whole body every 5 years for men & 7 for women X

- Change is natural

- To not change is to die....

+ Our World Has Changed

> The digital watch you have on your wrist contains more computing power than existed in the entire world in 1961.

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>Your late model car has more computation power to get down the street

> Than all the computers combined in the Apollo 11 space craft that carried Neal Armstrong to the moon.

+ It has been estimated that more information has been generated in the last 30 years than in the previous 5,000 years.

+ Change Your Life Through One Simple Skill

> The most basic of all human needs are food clothing and shelter

> The next most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood.

> The best way to understand is to listen

> If we listen we will change our lives

+ How Is It Simple

> Writing takes 12 years to learn Used 9%

> Reading takes 6-8 yr. To learn Used 16%

> Speaking takes 1-2 years to learn Used 30%

> Listening takes 0-few Hr. To learn Used 45%

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+ Research On Listening

> We spend about 40% of our waking hours

listening, yet most of the time we’re only listening at 25% efficiency, and that creates many of our problems.

> James 1:19, NIV - "My dear brothers, take

note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry …."

+ Examples of Poor Listening

> Noah - preached 120 years - only 8 saved

> Lot - Cities of Sodom & Gomorrah 4 saved

> Pharaoh - 10 plages - He lost his son

> Have you listened to Christ call?

> Christ is coming again as a thief

> 2 Pet. 3:10 KJV But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up

> Video (Thief in the night)

+ Why Poor Listening Skills?

Four things that will hinder my hearing:

> 1. Ignorance

> I Don’t Know

- Jailer heard Paul & Silas

Acts 16:30–32 ..... Sirs, what must I do to be saved?31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord......

> 2. Disobedience -

> I Don’t Care

- Heard and somewhat religious but never responded to Christ


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