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The importance of hearing God’s word

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In Scripture, both physical hearing and spiritual apprehension. God hears the prayers of his people and the cry of the oppressed. People must hear and respond to God’s word.

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Giving honor to God the Father ,and God the Son ,and of the Holy Ghost Pastor Thomas, Rev. Perry in his absent ,Rev. Tarver officers members and friends good morning and may God bless all of you is my prayer.

Prayer: “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful”. Amen

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Topic:The importance of hearing God’s word

Thesis: When God is speaking we must listing. Purpose: The purpose of this text is to show the importance of listing to the word of God and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

The Holy Bible: King James Version. (2009). (Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version., ). Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

Introduction:Nineteen times in we find the word “hear.” The Parable of the Sower is found in the first three Gospels, and in each one, the closing admonition is different. It is important that we hear God’s Word, because “Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God” (). Jesus said, “Who hath ears to hear” (), “Take heed what you hear!” (), and “Take heed how you hear!” ()

Divine hearing; is God listing to our cry.

God hears the prayers of his people

2 Samuel 22:7 KJV 1900
7 In my distress I called upon the Lord, And cried to my God: And he did hear my voice out of his temple, And my cry did enter into his ears.
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Psalm 3:4 KJV 1900
4 I cried unto the Lord with my voice, And he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.
Isaiah 65:24 KJV 1900
24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; And while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
John 11:41–42 KJV 1900
41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. 42 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
1 Peter 3:12 KJV 1900
12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
Psalm 34:15 KJV 1900
15 The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, And his ears are open unto their cry.

God hears the grumbling of his people

Numbers 11:1 KJV 1900
1 And when the people complained, it displeased the Lord: and the Lord heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the Lord burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp.
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Numbers 12:1–2 KJV 1900
1 And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman. 2 And they said, Hath the Lord indeed spoken only by Moses? hath he not spoken also by us? And the Lord heard it.
Numbers 14:27 KJV 1900
27 How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me.

God hears the cry of the oppressed

James 5:4 KJV 1900
4 Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.
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Exodus 3:7 KJV 1900
7 And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
Psalm 94:9 KJV 1900
9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? He that formed the eye, shall he not see?

God does not hear the unrighteous

Isaiah 59:1–2 KJV 1900
1 Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; Neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: 2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, And your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
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Other gods cannot hear

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Isaiah 46:7 KJV 1900
7 They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him, And set him in his place, and he standeth; From his place shall he not remove: Yea, one shall cry unto him, yet can he not answer, Nor save him out of his trouble.
Psalm 135:17 KJV 1900
17 They have ears, but they hear not; Neither is there any breath in their mouths.
Psalm 115:6 KJV 1900
6 They have ears, but they hear not: Noses have they, but they smell not:

Hearing the word of God

The importance of hearing God’s word produces faith and blessing.

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Romans 10:17 KJV 1900
17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Matthew 13:16–17 KJV 1900
16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. 17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

Having ears to hear is importance to the church is to be able to “overcometh, shall not be hurt of the second death.”

Matthew 11:15 KJV 1900
15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
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Revelation 2:11 KJV 1900
11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
Matthew 13:9 KJV 1900
9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

The gospel must not only be heard but accepted and acted on

Hebrews 4:2 KJV 1900
2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
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It is God who grants effective hearing

Acts 16:14 KJV 1900
14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.
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Some people refuse to hear God’s word

Jeremiah 6:10 KJV 1900
10 To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the Lord is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.
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Ezekiel 12:2 KJV 1900
2 Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house.
2 Timothy 4:4 KJV 1900
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

God denies the effective hearing of his word to those who stubbornly resist him

Matthew 13:10–15 KJV 1900
10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? 11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. 12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. 13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. 14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: 15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
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The first Christians witnessed to what they had heard

Acts 22:14–15 KJV 1900
14 And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth. 15 For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard.
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Hebrews 2:3 KJV 1900
3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
1 John 1:1 KJV 1900
1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;

Physical hearing was restored by Jesus Christ

Mark 7:35–37 KJV 1900
35 And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. 36 And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it; 37 And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.
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The dead will hear the voice of the Son of God

John 5:25 KJV 1900
25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
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John 11:43–44 KJV 1900
43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. 44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
John 5:28–29 KJV 1900
28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
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Colossians 3:16–17 KJV 1900
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
1 Corinthians 15:3–4 KJV 1900
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
1 Corinthians 15:3–4 KJV 1900
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
1 Corinthians 15:3–4 KJV 1900
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
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1 Corinthians 15:3 KJV 1900
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
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