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Join us for an encouraging message from Pastor John Lindell titled, "Hearing God's Voice," as we read Acts 21:1-16 and learn how God can speak to us personally. Our prayer is that this sermon would enhance your ability to discern God's voice and allow Him to draw you closer!
SeriesThe Prayer Meeting
Scripture ReferenceActs 21: 1-16
Hearing God's Voice
Acts 20:22-23 (NIV)
"And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there. I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me.
"...compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem,”
Acts 21:3b-4 (NIV)
We landed at Tyre, where our ship was to unload its cargo. Finding the disciples there, we stayed with them seven days. Through the Spirit they urged Paul not to go on to Jerusalem.
1 Corinthians 12:8 (NIV)
To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit,
Acts 21:8-15 (NIV)
Leaving the next day, we reached Caesarea and stayed at the house of Philip the evangelist, one of the Seven.He had four unmarried daughters who prophesied. After we had been there a number of days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea. Coming over to us, he took Paul's belt, tied his own hands and feet with it and said, "The Holy Spirit says, 'In this way the Jews of Jerusalem will bind the owner of this belt and will hand him over to the Gentiles.'" When we heard this, we and the people there pleaded with Paul not to go up to Jerusalem. Then Paul answered, "Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus." When he would not be dissuaded, we gave up and said, "The Lord's will be done." After this, we got ready and went up to Jerusalem.
Acts 23:11 (NIV)
The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, "Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome."
1st He will speak consistent with His Word
2nd If what you are hearing involves a major decision seek godly counsel
3rd Generally God speaks in comfort and encouragement not to condemn you
4th He speaks softly