How Do We Hear?|By Actively Listening

26 Aug

“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ” –Romans 10:17

“When God speaks in your life, listen carefully, receive humbly, and  respond gratefully'” –Pastor Koetsier (TACC Sermon, Sunday, August 25)


Listen Carefully

“Whoever has ears, let them hear” –Matthew 11:15

The Chinese character for the verb “to listen” stresses the importance of using one’s whole body to hear. Eyes, ears, attention, and heart are presumed focused and actively engaged. Whether reading the Bible, meditating, or in prayer, listen with your whole being –quietly, patiently wait upon the Lord.

Receive Humbly

“Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you,which can save you Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says ” –James 1:21-22

Bible scholar W. E. Vine said that the Greek word for receive means “deliberate and ready reception of what is offered.” It is an obedient and meek acceptance of what God wants and acknowledging it is good.

 Respond Gratefully

“give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” –1Thessalonians 5:18

Outside of public/corporate worship within the church; honor, praise, and glorify God in private worship with prayer, singing, and thanksgiving.

How Do We Hear the Voice of Jesus?

by John Piper

Do you want to hear the voice of Jesus? So do I. The Father certainly wants us to. “This is my Son, my Chosen One; listen to him!” (Luke 9:35).

To which we cry, “Yes, Lord. Yes! We want to listen to him.”

Does he speak today? He does.

Every word of the Bible is the voice of Jesus.

How do we know this? By inference. And better, by experience…

View the remainder of the article here: How Do We Hear the Voice of Jesus? – Desiring God.

Revisit this previous post from TACC Connect to Women’s Ministries here: Hearing God…


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