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#78 – Air Date 7/5/2020
On Being Wrong
This Weekend – Admitting one is wrong is not only difficult, it is nearly impossible for some. Years ago, a man told me he would prefer a “proverbial beating” to admitting he was wrong about anything. His pride was such a dominating force in his life, admitting he was wrong was simply unthinkable. This story is about a man who came to the point of admitting he was wrong about some people in his life. For years he claimed the people at the church his wife and children attended were phonies and hypocrites. “All they want is my money”, he would say. Cancer changed all that, especially when he started receiving cards and letters from those hypocrites. Their wishes of love and blessing broke through his pride as he faced the end of his life. Perhaps this visual story will speak to this issue in your life!
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“THE GOD WE KNOW…. THE GOD WE BELIEVE!“
The God that is To Be Heard!
Message #4 in the Series
Airing Week of 7/6/2020
This Week – Have you ever felt that the people closest to you don’t even listen to you? Parents can feel that with their children. Men and women experience that with their spouses. The Lord God Almighty expressed that thought with the very people He delivered out of the slavery of Egypt! Here’s what He said, “Who will listen to me? Their ears are closed!” God was offended. He wants to be “heard” by the people He loves. That’s you and me!
Monday (7/6) – We share the medical illustration of new mothers in a maternity ward of a hospital who were able to distinguish the cries of their baby within hours of giving birth. The God, who can hear your cries, wants you to listen to Him! We introduce the text in Jeremiah 6 where God says His people found His words offensive to them! Have you ever found God’s word offensive to you?
Tuesday (7/7) – Listening to God is a lifestyle! How would you describe your lifestyle? Most people describe their lifestyle in terms of money, possessions, hobbies, and exercise habits. Don’t you agree? Does your lifestyle include listening to God through His word, through other people, through circumstances, and through messages we hear from God’s word.
Wednesday (7/8) – We train ourselves to listen to the other people in life. Is that possible with the word of God and listening to Him? We all know people who are offended by hearing even verses from the Bible. “Don’t you quote the Bible to me?” I’ve heard that many times in life. We share a true story of a man where I lived as a youth minister who shot himself in the chest. I dressed the wound, but he needed much more than that. He needed surgery! Listening to the Lord can be a form of spiritual surgery!
Thursday (7/9) – We share the story of an attorney from Tennessee who had a brother who survived the Vietnam War, only to be killed in an automobile accident in Tennessee. The lawyer said he had to “believe in God in order to hate Him!” What a statement! He tells of the Lord speaking to him through a song on the radio. It just may speak to you as well as we quote the lyrics.
Friday (7/10) – The time will come when you will need to listen to the Lord. It could happen this week, this month, or this year. When God knows that you are serious about listening to Him, something happens! He speaks. Let Him speak to you through the Word, first and foremost. But also be open to His speaking to your through other people, through circumstances, and even to what the Bible calls that “still small voice”. Are you listening?