Whispers from God

Happy New Year!

I am excited about what 2012 will bring for our congregation for I know God is at work in our midst! God has placed us in this community to bear witness to Jesus Christ and minister in his name. I look forward to the many ways we will live out our calling.

Last year, I was given a book which touched my heart and gave me some practical instruction in my own walk of faith. The book is “The Power of a Whisper: Hearing God, Having the Guts to Respond” by Bill Hybels. The content of this book is so good that I wanted to share it with you over the next four weeks in worship.

Is it really possible to hear from God and have God lead you as you walk through your journey on earth? What kind of adventure might you be able to have if you allowed God to direct your steps? Using the material from the book, I will try to answer these and other questions as we cultivate the ability to hear whispers from God. Along the way we will learn the three types of whispers and five ways we can test to see if a whisper is really from God.

Here are the sermon titles and scriptures I will be using:

January 15th - “Can You Really Hear from God?”- Acts 9:1-19
January 22nd - “Can God Really Direct your Steps?” - Genesis 6:1–22; Matthew 16:21–23;
2 Kings 4:8–37
January 29th - “Practicing the Presence of God” - Philippians 4:8; John 15:1-5
February 5th - “Changing the World” - Zechariah 7:11–12; Isaiah 58:6–11

I hope you will join me in this “whisper” adventure for the next four weeks!

Grace and peace.
Your friend and pastor,

Pastor Lee