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Pt. 5 - Hearing God

The Essentials Series

Pt. 5 - Hearing God

Mike Popenhagen

Notes

27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.  John 10:27  
Today, if only you would hear his voice, do not harden your hearts… Psalms 95:7-8


The boy Samuel ministered before the Lord under Eli. In those days the word of the Lord was rare; there were not many visions. 

2 One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place. 3 The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the house of the Lord, where the ark of God was. 4 Then the Lord called Samuel. 
Samuel answered, “Here I am.” 5 And he ran to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.” 
But Eli said, “I did not call; go back and lie down.” So he went and lay down. 
6 Again the Lord called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.” 
“My son,” Eli said, “I did not call; go back and lie down.” 
7 Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord: The word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. 
8 A third time the Lord called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.” 
Then Eli realized that the Lord was calling the boy. 9 So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’ ” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. 
10 The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” 
Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” 
11 And the Lord said to Samuel: “See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make the ears of everyone who hears about it tingle. 1 Samuel 3:2-11

Common Hinderances of Hearing God

  •  Unconfessed Sin
  •  Rebellion
  •  Busyness and Distractions

5 Ways God Speaks to Us

  1.  Still small voice
  2.  Through Scriptures
  3.  Peace
  4.  Impressions on our hearts and minds.
  5.  Other people