Today’s lesson from scripture is lesson 3 in our 4 week focus on Recognizing and Responding to God’s voice. In the first week we learned with Samuel that we must figure out how to recognize God’s voice so that we can make ourselves available to listen to what God has to tell us. Last week we listened with Jonah and the Ninevites. From Jonah we learned that sometimes recognizing God’s voice isn’t really all that hard, but responding can be. Jonah recognized God’s voice but was boldly disobedient even though he was by all accounts a godly man. On the other hand the seriously sinful people of Nineveh also recognized God’s voice as Jonah delivered God’s message and they chose to respond decisively and dramatically in obedience and yearning for favor.
Today and next Sunday we jump into the New Testament and take a bit of a different look at recognizing and responding to God’s voice.
- Mark 1:21 - 28