Listen to Him

Transfiguration Sunday established the text for the sermon: Matthew 17:1-9.

Take time to read it now. (Clicking the Scripture reference takes you to an online Bible, if you don’t have one with you.)

Pastor began by asking a question:

How often do we really listen?

God calls us to listen to Jesus.
For us today, with Jesus standing at the right hand of the Father and not walking the earth with His disciples, listening to Him becomes a spiritual discipline.
We can only hear Him by the power of the Holy Spirit.
As far as I know, there are only two places to hear His voice: prayer and the Bible.
Practicing prayerful reading of the Scriptures is the best way to become familiar with hearing Him, which enables us to listen.
The biblical concept of listening includes responding to what you have heard. In the case of Jesus, doing what He tells you.
Too often we don’t wait to listen, we just do what we think is best. Look at Peter in this passage. He received an incredible revelation and instead of watching, listening, waiting, he began to think what he could do…
“Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.”
Matthew 17:4 ESV
Peter was still speaking when the Father interrupted him… This is my beloved Son… listen to him.

Peter, the poster child for every follower intent on making a good impression and uncomfortable with revelation, was basically told… Stop… listen…

Maybe some of us need to stop doing. And listen.
Can you say that what you are currently doing to serve Jesus is what He called you to do? Or is it what you thought best?

Again I wonder… How often do we really listen?

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