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Listening Lessons - Lesson 6

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Lesson 6: My process for listening to God  In these lessons I have tried to establish that God speaks in many ways and that we can discern that voice. Now I want to share a process for listening which has helpful to me: 1. Seek the voice- I begin in prayer and share with God the area...

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Listening Lessons - Lesson 5

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Lesson 5: Remove obstacles to hearing God’s voice.  There is another helpful story about a nun struggling to hear God’s voice who came to Mother Teresa for help. Mother Teresa sent her back for more solitude and prayer. The nun returned and complained that she still had...

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Listening Lessons - Lesson 4

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Lesson 4: There are ways to check your hearing. We believe that God still speaks today. We are also listening for that voice. How will we know if the voice we are hearing belongs to God? Unfortunately, it almost seems that God does not speak as clearly as God did in the Bible. My first...

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Listening Lessons - Lesson 3

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Lesson 3: God speaks in many ways. G. Campbell Morgan, a great British evangelist of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, best summed up what I believe about God’s voice when he wrote, “Where there are hearts waiting for the voice of God, that voice is to be heard.” The...

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Listening Lessons - Lesson 2

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Lesson 2: Motives matter.   At this stage of my life I am really enjoying being the father of three grown sons. One reason is that they have greatly enlarged my world with three daughters in law and three grandchildren. Another reason is that my sons and I can have a fun and free...

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Listening Lessons - Lesson 1

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Lesson 1: God still speaks.Comedian Lily Tomlinson once asked, “Why is it that when we talk to God it is called prayer, but when God talks to us it is called schizophrenia?!” It is probably appropriate to maintain a level of skepticism when people claim that God has talked to them...

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Wilderness Lessons - Lesson 10

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Lesson 10: Don’t waste the wilderness.   At the end of my first trip to Israel our leader asked us what had been the most memorable part of our 17 day study tour. Had you asked me that question before the trip, I would have guessed that my answer would have been, “the time...

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Wilderness Lessons - Lesson 9

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Lesson 9: Choose trust not control.  The most famous wilderness resident in the day of Jesus was Herod the Great. He came from the wilderness area of Idumea. He built at least nine major palaces from the Mediterranean Sea to the Herodion near Bethlehem, to Jerusalem itself, and then...

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Wilderness Lessons - Lesson 8

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Lesson 8: Risk Precedes Miracle.  When it came time for the ancient Israelites to end their forty years of wandering in the desert, they came to the River Jordan. To enter the Promised Land they had to cross the river. That may not seem difficult but as desert wanderers they did not...

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Wilderness Lessons - Lesson 7

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Lesson 7: Hospitality is the key to survival. One of the highlights of the trips that I took to Israel was a visit to a Bedouin encampment in the wilderness. Bedouins do not move around in Israel much anymore because the government trucks in water to them. Now most of the men have jobs in...

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