21 January 2024
Hear His Voice – Part 10
Have you noticed that we have a lot of voices in our lives that are competing with the voice of our Shepherd? In this series, we are going to discuss two phrases found in John chapter 10. We are going to look at the “voice of our shepherd” and the “voice of strangers.” As we learn to discern the Father’s voice from the stranger’s voice, we will properly prune our lives of overgrowth and become trees with leaves that do not wither and that bear fruit in every season of life.
We will be addressing:
The voice of the Shepherd and the voice of strangers.
The voice of the soul and the flesh.
The voice of family.
The voice of this present world.
How to determine which voice to follow. Developing spiritual sensitivity.
Hear His Voice – Part 10 – Our personal desires are an ever-present stranger voice in our lives. Spiritual maturity requires personal responsibility, to hear from our Shepherd clearly, we are going to have to control the desires of our flesh and soul. In this message we visit Philippians 2:19-21 again. The Holy Spirit through Paul shares with us the importance of our motivation by addressing some of the issues that he faces with his ministry team. Paul desires to know the state of the church at Philippi and he desires to minister to them, but he is behind bars, so as he surveys his team the Lord highlights Timothy to him and tells him he is the one to send. The reason Timothy is the one to send is because, “he will sincerely care for their state, because he seeks the things that are of Christ Jesus and not the things that are his own.” Let’s watch out for the stranger voice of personal desires.