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Summary: Discover the many ways God speaks to us. Through His word, creation, situations, inwardly and in some cases audibly.

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Hearing from God

First Baptist Church Tawas City Michigan

Rev. Bruce A. Shields

www.TawasBaptist.org

WELCOME

SCRIPTURE READING

Isaiah 50:4

“The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue,

to know the word that sustains the weary.

He wakens me morning by morning,

wakens my ear to listen like one being taught.”

PRAYER

HE SPEAKS TO US THROUGH HIS CREATION

Psalm 19:1 – 4b

“1 The heavens declare the glory of God;

the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

2 Day after day they pour forth speech;

night after night they display knowledge.

3 There is no speech or language

where their voice is not heard. [a]

4 Their voice [b] goes out into all the earth,

their words to the ends of the world.”

Romans 1:19, 20

“What may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.”

Matthew 6:26 – 30

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life[b]?

28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?”

HE SPEAKS TO US THROUGH HIS WRITTEN WORD

We can hear God through reading His Holy Word.

We receive direction, guidance, encouragement.

HE SPEAKS TO US THROUGH OUR CIRCUMSTANCES

Circumstances with Negative Consequences

Jonah (The Book of Jonah)

God spoke though to Jonah through his circumstances.

God spoke to everyone on the ship through the storm.

God spoke to Jonah through the whale circumstance.

David and Bathsheba (2 Samuel 12:15 – 19)

God spoke to both David and Bathsheba through the death of their firstborn child.

Cain (Genesis 4:8 – 12)

God spoke to Cain (not just audibly) but through his circumstance, or consequence for murdering his brother.

Circumstances with Positive Consequences

Daniel in the Lions Den (The Book of Daniel)

God spoke to all who saw Daniel’s circumstances spend the night with lions and live!

Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego (The Book of Daniel)

God spoke to Nebuchadnezzar and the officials through this circumstance. They were thrown into the fiery furnace and did not burn, and the Son of God appeared with them.

Peter Released from Prison

When the angel released Peter from prison and the guard was scared, God spoke through that circumstance to reach that guard that night.

HE SPEAKS TO US INWARDLY

He speaks to us in a still and quiet voice.

• Lori has her healing

• When God called me to the ministry, “I will make you a pillar within the church”

• “Why would they turn to me if they can always turn to you?”


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