What Kind of God is God? How Do You Think He Speaks To Us? God Loves You, He’s Close To You, He Is Speaking To You

Sunday, 2. August 2020

1 Samuel 3:1-10 NLT

Meanwhile, the boy Samuel served the Lord by assisting Eli. Now in those days messages from the Lord were very rare, and visions were quite uncommon. (2) One night Eli, who was almost blind by now, had gone to bed. (3) The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was sleeping in the Tabernacle near the Ark of God. (4) Suddenly the Lord called out, “Samuel!” “Yes?” Samuel replied. “What is it?” (5) He got up and ran to Eli. “Here I am. Did you call me?” “I didn’t call you,” Eli replied. “Go back to bed.” So he did. (6) Then the Lord called out again, “Samuel!” Again Samuel got up and went to Eli. “Here I am. Did you call me?” “I didn’t call you, my son,” Eli said. “Go back to bed.” (7) Samuel did not yet know the Lord because he had never had a message from the Lord before. (8) So the Lord called a third time, and once more Samuel got up and went to Eli. “Here I am. Did you call me?” Then Eli realized it was the Lord who was calling the boy. (9) So he said to Samuel, “Go and lie down again, and if someone calls again, say, ‘Speak, Lord, your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went back to bed. (10) And the Lord came and called as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel replied, “Speak, your servant is listening.”

1. God Calls You By Name

 

Isaiah 43:1 NLT

But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you. O Israel, the one who formed you says, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine.

Isaiah 43:4 NLT

Others were given in exchange for you. I traded their lives for yours because you are precious to me. You are honored, and I love you.

2.God’s Voice is Close To You And It’s Simple

 

John 10:10 NLT

The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.

3.Let’s Tell The Next Generation Like Eli

 

1 Samuel 3:8-9 NLT

So the Lord called a third time, and once more Samuel got up and went to Eli. “Here I am. Did you call me?” Then Eli realized it was the Lord who was calling the boy. (9) So he said to Samuel, “Go and lie down again, and if someone calls again, say, ‘Speak, Lord, your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went back to bed.

Psalm 78:4 NLT

We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty wonders.