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Luke 8:18 NLT
18 “So pay attention to how you hear. To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given. But for those who are not listening, even what they think they understand will be taken away from them.”
Confession of Faith
I am not moved by what I see or by what I feel. I am moved by what I believe. I believe the WORD of God! The victory is mine! I have it now! I can see it through the eyes of my faith!
Introduction
It’s a new year! With every new year, new beginning, you set a bunch of goals for success!
2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT
17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
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Romans 10:17 NKJV
17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Romans 10:17 NCV
17 So faith comes from hearing the Good News, and people hear the Good News when someone tells them about Christ.
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Luke 8:18 AMP
18 Be careful therefore how you listen. For to him who has [spiritual knowledge] will more be given; and from him who does not have [spiritual knowledge], even what he thinks and guesses and supposes that he has will be taken away.
Be careful what you listen to and how you hear it, because Truth is narrow, very narrow.
Very simply, Jesus warns us that We must hear and use what we hear if we want to be given things from God
We can hear but hear wrongly. We can think and guess and suppose we know what we hear, but it is false and counterfeit and shall be stripped away. Note that we must "take heed," discern what we hear. We must make sure we have the truth.
2. The reason we need to watch how we hear is clear: The truth shall be rewarded,
but What seems to be the truth shall be stripped away.
If we use what we hear, we shall be given more;
If we do not use what we have, even what we do possess will be taken away.
Luke
Luke 8:18 CEV
18 Pay attention to how you listen! Everyone who has something will be given more, but people who have nothing will lose what little they think they have.
Matthew 6:33 NKJV
33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Matthew 17:20 NKJV
20 So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.

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Matthew 6:33 NLT
33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
Luke 8:18 NIV
18 Therefore consider carefully how you listen. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they think they have will be taken from them.”
Luke 8
2 Thessalonians 3:10–12 NCV
10 When we were with you, we gave you this rule: “Anyone who refuses to work should not eat.” 11 We hear that some people in your group refuse to work. They do nothing but busy themselves in other people’s lives. 12 We command those people and beg them in the Lord Jesus Christ to work quietly and earn their own food.
Preacher's Outline and Sermon Bible - Commentary - The Preacher's Outline & Sermon Bible – Luke.
Luke 16:10 The Message
10 Jesus went on to make these comments: If you’re honest in small things, you’ll be honest in big things;
In Conclusion
Jesus warns us to protect what we are hearing - When we operate in TRUTH - truth will be rewarded!
NEXT STEPS!
• Read The Bible In A Year
• Pray for church growth
• Make Every Sunday - Back To Church Sunday!
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