Over the next four weeks we are going to encounter a variety of stories from the Bible that can help us grow as disciples, followers of Jesus and learners from Jesus. We will particularly focus on how we can listen for the voice of God in our lives.
Our God who spoke everything into creation still speaks today. God doesn’t yell above the noise that exists physically, nor does God yell over the noise that can crowd him out in our hearts, minds and souls. Learning to hear God and really listen to God is a discipline that we can all undertake as we seek to be faithful to God as God is faithful to us.
To bring us into a place of listening more intently to God’s voice we will spend time with a young Samuel before he becomes the prophet who anoints King David among other things. Next week we will spend some time with Jonah and the Ninevites. After that we will walk with Jesus for a couple weeks and observe how even demons listen to the authoritative voice of God.
But back to today’s lesson. We will take some cues for recognizing God’s voice and responding to what we hear with the story of Samuel. It’s likely that you’ve heard this story before, but may we all encounter it with fresh eyes to see and especially ears to hear this morning….(click on the link to listen to or read the whole sermon).
- 1 Samuel 3:1 - 10