FRESH: #6 Encountering God's Presence through His Word

Sermon Date: 
Feb 10 2019
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Sermon Outline for Study / Reflection

I. INTRODUCTION
a) The Powerful Presence of God’s Word & Word Incarnate
b) Are God’s Children Listening to the Heart of God?

II. LIVING WITHOUT LISTENING TO GOD'S WORD
a) Spiritual Neglect & Related Consequences
e.g. faith-failures (deception, disobedience, defeat)

III. RETURNING TO GOD'S WORD TO RENEW YOUR LIFE
a) 2 Kings 22-23 – Celebrating Rediscovering God’s Word
b) Nehemiah 8:1-12 – Rescued by God’s Word

IV. CONCLUSION – ABIDING IN HIS W.O.R.D.
a) Will of God is revealed Unlocking Heavenly Wisdom
b) Obedience is required in Following after God’s Own Heart
c) Rewards received for Faithful Living under God’s Word
d) Develops Godly Character in You (Christ-likeness, Sanctification)

GROWING DEEPER IN REFLECTION & APPLICATION
1. What is your view of the Bible? Do you believe God’s personal speaking presence is found throughout its pages?
2. List 2 to 3 things that pull you (or your desire) away from reading God’s Word.
How might this be influencing your faith-journey with God? What steps could you take hear from God more regularly? What will be the perceived blessings?
3. Do you spiritually prepare yourself to hear from God & His Word on Sunday’s?
What might this look like? (praying beforehand, writing notes, reflecting afterward, etc.)
4. Spend time thanking God for His life breathing Word!

Thankful getting know God in Word and Spirit!
Pastor Trevor