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1 “God spoke to my heart” How do we hear God today? John 6:44-45

2 Commonly held view: God speaks directly (apart from the Scriptures) Modern “faith-healers” As evidence of salvation To support present truth Part of a more “spiritual life” (knowing Jesus) 2

3 G OD H AS S POKEN Hebrews 1:2 How does He speak? Heb. 12:25 How do we listen to His voice? Luke 8:8, 18 What does the Scripture say? Rom. 4:3; 1 Pet. 4:11 3

4 W E H EAR T HE V OICE O F G OD B Y L ISTENING T O T HE S CRIPTURES Matthew 22:31-32 God spoke in the days of Jesus by the Scriptures, Exo. 3:4-6 Spoke to Moses on mountain, Exo. 3:15 God was speaking to the readers when Moses was read If a person wanted to listen to the voice of God he was to read (hear) Moses 4

5 H EAR M OSES A ND T HE P ROPHETS B Y M EANS O F T HE S CRIPTURES Luke 16:29 Moses wrote of Christ and was to be heard (believed), Jno. 5:45-47 Voices of the prophets were heard by hearing Scriptures, Acts 13:27 (3:24) If a person wanted to listen to the voices of OT prophets he had to read (hear) the OT Scriptures 5

6 T HE H OLY S PIRIT S PEAKS T HROUGH T HE S CRIPTURES Holy Spirit spoke of Christ’s redemptive work by the Scriptures, Heb. 10:15-17 (Jer. 31:33-34) He spoke by David’s mouth, Acts 1:16, 20 If a person wants to listen to the Holy Spirit about Christ he has to read (hear) the Scriptures spoken by the Holy Spirit - 2 Pet. 1:20-21; 1 Cor. 2:13 - 6

7 G OD H AS S POKEN T O U S B Y H IS S ON (Heb. 1:1-2) Hear God’s voice by hearing Jesus, Matt. 17:5; Jno. 14:7-11 Hear Christ by hearing God’s word (that produces faith), Rom. 10:17 To have faith unto eternal life we must listen to, believe and keep Christ’s word - John 8:43, 45-47,

8 G OD H AS S POKEN T O U S B Y H IS S ON (Heb. 1:1-2) Hear God’s voice by hearing Jesus, Matt. 17:5 (Jno. 14:7-11) How do we listen to Christ? How does God speak to our hearts by His Son? 8

9 B Y H EARING H IS A POSTLES W E H EAR C HRIST (Jno. 13:20; 20:21) Christ sent the Holy Spirit to His apostles… To teach them all He said to them, John 14:25-26 (“remembrance”) To testify of Christ, John 15:26-27 To guide them into all truth, John 16: (Convict the world, 16:8) 9

10 B Y H EARING H IS A POSTLES W E H EAR C HRIST (Jno. 13:20; 20:21) We have “the mind of Christ” in the words of the apostles, 1 Cor. 2:16 (10) Spoke the word of God, Acts 13:44-49 Wrote commandments, 1 Cor. 14:37 When we hear (receive) the writings of the apostles we are hearing (receiving) Christ, the Holy Spirit and the Father 10

11 B Y H EARING H IS A POSTLES W E H EAR C HRIST (Jno. 13:20) God speaks to our hearts by means of the inspired Scriptures 11

12 G OD S PEAKS T O U S Hebrews 1:2 Must hear and learn from God to be saved, Jno. 6:44-45 Listen to the Scriptures of God Holy Spirit speaks by the Scriptures God speaks by Jesus, who sent the Holy Spirit to his apostles to guide them into all truth, which they spoke to the world 12

13 G OD S PEAKS T O U S Hebrews 1:2 He who has ears to hear, let him hear! …therefore, take heed how you hear (Luke 8:8, 18) See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. (Hebrews 12:25) 13


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