Tag Archive | listening to God

Hearing From God

Don’t you just wish sometimes that God would use a megaphone so you could hear Him better? Sunday’s message by Pastor Marlan talks about ways to hear God and why we need to be listening. Click on the arrow to listen to the message.

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We had our annual Pastor Appreciation Coffeehouse last night. Thank you to everyone who helped out. And thank you for all the kind words and encouragement for our pastoral team. You can see more pictures at akjoy.com/coffeehouse/

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Synchronized Harmony

Today’s devotional offers a beautiful picture illustrating the importance of hearing the “still, small voice” as we live out our Christian life.

 

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. — John 16:13

While hiking in the lower elevations of the Alps, I saw small white clumps of sheep

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darting back and forth in the distance. Suddenly, among all the white spots I noticed a black border collie tenaciously herding the sheep. At first glance it appeared that the border collie was running randomly, chasing the flock around. It appeared that he was simply wearing the sheep to exhaustion. Upon closer examination, I noticed a man with a walking stick perhaps as far as half a mile away paying close attention to the collie. How was the collie receiving its directives from this shepherd? I stood very still and listened. Soon I heard a read more

source: Ministry Today

Doing the Impossible

Imagine you were watching your favorite news broadcast when one of those “Breaking News” banners scrolled along the bottom announcing “90 year old woman gives birth to healthy baby boy fathered by 100 year old man”. You possiblewould more than likely roll your eyes and be more than a little skeptical. That sounds more like an article in one of those sensationalist magazines that line the checkout counters than something that might actually have happened. But wait! If you know your Bible you know that that is exactly what happened to Sarah and Abraham. In the well known Genesis account of Issac’s birth we read the impossible coming to pass just as God said that it would. Jesus told His disciples – and us – that what is impossible for man is possible with God (Matthew 19:20, Mark 10:27, Luke 18:27). Click on the arrow below to listen to Pastor Marlan’s Sunday message about listening to God and doing the impossible.

 

 

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