Fourth Sunday in Easter

What or who do we listen to? News alerts as well as social media provide us with a range of information about the world we live in.  Indeed, the President of the USA uses twitter to communicate with the world his thoughts without it being filtered by the media beforehand.  The problem with such a vast array of information across the internet is that it is hard to discern fact from opinion or even truth from fake news.  Who do we listen to?  In the Bible passage this week from John’s Gospel Jesus says: “My sheep listen to my voice”.  But discovering what Jesus is saying to us is sometimes difficult.  If our actions are being met with opposition it may be that God is not opening doors for us or, alternatively, it may be that we are doing exactly what God wants and the devil is therefore interfering.  Both these scenarios are possible.  So, how do we listen to Jesus?  Certainly, God may be speaking through those close to us: family, friends and church members or leaders.  Then there is also the possibility that God is using our conscience to speak to us.  Finally, there is what the Bible says.  However, even here, the Bible says many things about many topics.  So, what is the answer?  The best answer is an ongoing daily relationship with the Lord, grounded in Scripture, prayer and faith in an all-powerful and all-loving God.  To listen with our whole being to a God who is closer to us than we realise by all means possible remains our calling and our delight.

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Summer Series for Home Groups

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What are my gifts and how can I best serve

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