SOUNDS of Heaven

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INTRODUCTION

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What Might Heaven Sound LIKE?
Not in my Bible!

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Quiet and Peaceful, Ethereal sounds and melodic tones that waft through the air, while angels sing softly seated on fluffy clouds with golden harps gently strumming?

HEAVEN IS DESCRIBED AS LOUD!

And BEHOLD, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the east. And the SOUND of HIS COMING was like the sound of many waters, and the earth shone with His glory.
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Ezekiel 43:2

His voice ROARS; He THUNDERS with His majestic voice, and he does not restrain the lightnings when his voice is heard. —Job 37:4 The Lord THUNDERED from heaven.The Most High made his voice heard. — 2 Samuel 22:14 Your THUNDER ROARED like chariot wheels. The world was made bright by lightning, and all the earth trembled. — Psalm 77:18 But at your rebuke the waters fled, at the sound of your THUNDER they took to flight. — Psalm 104:7
cars, air planes, trains, tornados, wildfires, storms.
Their Sound Vibrations move faster than the source as it displaces air, water creating shock waves. Our ear captures them and converts to audible and detectable sounds -

When he THUNDERS, the waters in the heavens roar; He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth. He sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses. — Jeremiah 10:13

It’s Nearing
It’s Impact It’s Indwelling

come at us usually faster than that which is making the noise... It precedes the object we hear.
Ambulances, fire trucks, police

Sound Waves

I know it’s coming before it arrives! SOUND is the INDICATOR something is COMING before it IMPACTS US!

SESSION ONE

The Sounds of Heaven

Hearing from God, Discerning His Voice
We are bombarded by sound that surrounds us on a very regular basis. Noises that are intermittent, abrasive, obnoxious, accidental and offensive. SO we learn to be selective hearers. Focusing on what we want to hear and separating that to the best of our ability from other noises. Sometimes surrounded by sounds like in a busy work environment we have a difficult time distinguishing what someone else may be saying from across a room. Or in a busy street with cars, horns, chatter, conversations, and construction sites, we have to have things repeated more than once. Some times we are distracted by situations, our mind racing with other responsibilities, the events of a day, the troubles of our heart and we don’t really listen to the conversation of others, agreeing politely but no retention of what was discussed, said or even approved or promised by us.

Musical tuning Fine tuning

I am a musical person, leading in worship for more than a decade, and in the beginning of it all, with little experience and virtually absent of any knowledge I couldn’t decipher instruments or harmonies within a songs performance. Now after many years, I can pick out a variety of different elements that I was previously unaware of.

Many of us are able to decipher an actors voice in a commercial or cartoon, or recognize a vehicle’s unique sound as it pulls in the driveway or a family members footsteps or voice at the other end of the phone line. The ability to discern and identify various sounds and voices are learned over time, through experience, through PERSONAL acquaintance with the source of the sound! Telling someone else what something sounds like is difficult and we all laugh at the AAMCO commercials where people are trying to vocally describe the car noises and their transmission sounds. It’s not until the technician actually inspects the vehicle that He finds the source of the sound. It is EXACTLY the same with GOD’s Voice! WE, Ourselves, must become personally and intimately acquainted with the SOURCE of the SOUNDS of Heaven - The More intimately familiar we are in these areas the more discerning we will be, the quicker we will decipher. There is one situation in the gospels that makes this reality pretty clear.
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WHO’S VOICE ARE YOU LISTENING TO?
Many Voices call to us, distracting, deceiving, disputing, discouraging.
David and Bathsheba

WHETHER INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL, ALL NEED TO BE COMPARED WITH GOD’S WORD
JOSEPH

Joseph’s brothers didn’t want to hear what God had given him. They beat him, sold him off and hoped to kill his dreams.
YOUNG DAVID

David’s Brothers, Father, King and even enemy were voices that were contrary to truth!
KING DAVID

David’s Own Heart - He justified taking advantage of Bathsheba and killing her husband, His had a sense of entitlement. Success has a way of blinding us.
KING JEHOSOPHAT

When committing allegiance to King Ahab, who sought advise of sorcerers and false prophets, King Jehosophat rightly requested to seek God first.
JEREMIAH

Nehemiah surveying walls to rebuild

Jeremiah telling people to repent

The People had a sense of being self-righteous because the Temple was in their midst & figured God would not do what Prophet said.
NEHEMIAH

People that were jealous? And convicted not wanting to have true temple in midst as it would be a testament against their man made worship.
PETER

Who’s voice are you hearing

Jesus said ‘COME’ - Peter went - what were the others thinking and/or saying? GraciousVine.com - Need a speaker or worship Leader at Your next event- contact us!

John 12:28-30 Father, glorify your name!” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.” The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him. Jesus said, “This voice was for your benefit, not mine.

3 levels of intimacy with Jesus Disciples, the Crowd & Others based on intimacy, obedience and proximity.

So Deciphering the SOUNDS of Heaven, the Rumblings the Thunders the Crashes, The Roaring, the Sound of Mighty Waters - to be able to decipher them, we must become more intimately acquainted with God. People are desperately seeking for GOD to speak to them from the Heavens. Unfortunately, they seek in many ways God Himself forbids. We must seek His authorized way! So much of Learning to discern and Hear from God relies on a intimate acquaintance of God through knowledge and experience. The Same can be said of agents in Federal Reserve. At the US MINT, agents are trained to recognize counterfeit currency by strictly studying the original. Then they can spot a forgery immediately. ***WHY such and emphasis on the WRITTEN word of God? - Its AUTHORITY! 1. It has been proven accurate in every regard when it speaks of archeological, scientific, medical, historical or geographical data. 2. It has withstood the tests of accuracy and preservation over the course of millennia. 3. When applying its wisdom, it has proven to be the most satisfying and most cohesive and comprehensively logical of all religious writings.

So HOW do we learn to discern the Voice of God-the Sounds of Heaven?
WRITTEN WORD STUDY OBEDIENCE FELLOWSHIP
Why do we want to hear from God? Because we want to know if we have meaning, worth, value, purpose! If HE is real, and if so WE want an ENCOUNTER! We want IMPACT! - and when we hear the thunders, the rumblings, the sounds of Heaven, it is a sure indication that the impact is pending and close at hand! Some heard the Rumblings/Thunder some thought no it was more than that, angels perhaps, but they didn’t know what was being said, Then there were the disciples, Certainly JOHN who wrote the Gospel heard and discerned not just that it was GOD but WHAT GOD SAID! Why do you think that was? Because He was closely acquainted with Jesus, in close proximity to Jesus, Jesus is the Written Word of God made FLESH! He loved Jesus! Look at Bible as a LOVE LETTER - It declares to us His purpose for us and His Plan to Get there. It displays HIS Attributes, His Character, His Likes His dislikes, His Glory, His Supremacy, His Power, His Authority, His Majesty, His Redemption, His Pleasure, HIs Desire, Purpose and Plan for Mankind thereby shaping and guiding us today in His LOVE!
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STUDYING

Understanding, reading, learning -The WRITTEN Word of God - Scripture tells us we are washed by the word, in other words we are made clean by it...as it transforms our understanding, our thinking processes, patterns and paradigms. a. As we study the Written Word of God we become more “INTUNE” with HIS voice in our life’s purpose, the worlds influence and our direction. b. We learn to discern between His Absolute/ Providential Will - immutable through the ages and His Personal/Circumstantial Will which relates to our unique situations c. Bible studies, classes, reading, searching, prayer,

Study, Obey & Fellowship
OBEDIENCE

Obedience is more than restraint. Just learning and living by the scriptures is not enough, all actions need to be overruled by the greatest commandments, and posture of the heart. d. For example, Jesus in Matt 5 talks about fulfilling the “LAW” of God, the WORD of GOD, the 10 Commandments- You’ve heard e. IN and THROUGH circumstances We are told to be doers of the word and not just hearers - because than we will be nothing more than deceived know-it-alls. Remember SATAN can quote scripture, and knows it better than we probably do. He knows it so well, He tried to use God’s own words against Him when tempting Jesus.

KNOW HIM
So as WE become more intimately acquainted with the WRITTEN Word of God, through OBEDIENCE & FELLOWSHIP with HS and others, WE can discern the difference between, THUNDER, the VOICE OF ANGELS or GOD HIMSELF as HE SPEAKS and we hear the SOUNDS OF HEAVEN!

FELLOWSHIP

with those that are Passionate about the WORD OF GOD - as we fellowship with others hungry for and rejoicing in God’s Word we will learn from different angles the depth of meaning, the ability to apply and watch examples of the Word Living among us while we learn from others through mentoring & discipleship. e. 2 Timothy 2 gives wonderful reference to women training other women of all ages as mentors to be better mothers, wives, ministers in the home and abroad. Certainly Paul used His own relationship with Timothy and mentoring principles as a template for just such fellowship f. Fellowship among the church body . Eph 4:16 the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. & 1 Cor 12 talks about the unity and diversity in the body of Christ all for the purpose of increasing the kingdom of God by building up the people of God, the body of Christ as they learn from each other in fellowship, prayer and the word

STUDY
Hebrews 4:12 2 Timothy 3:16-17

OBEY
James 1:26-27 Romans 12:1-2

FELLOWSHIP
1 Corinthians 14:26 Hebrews 10:25
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SESSION TWO

The Sounds of Heaven

And BEHOLD, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the east. And the SOUND of HIS COMING was like the sound of many waters, and the earth shone with His glory.
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Ezekiel 43:2

How often/ who here, has prayed Seen the Answer to your prayers? Certainly there are those times when God is Silent or answers NO, But if we have LEARNED through His Word, through OBEDIENCE to it, and from the TESTIMONY of others, their encouragement, strength and the evidence of God’s Goodness, we trust him even in SILENCE and NO’s. We learn over time that WHEN GOD SPEAKS they are POWERFULLY IMPACTING, RADICALLY ALTERING Words and PERFECTLY TIMED ANSWERS! SILENCE is actually one of the things that HAPPENS in HEAVEN in the book of Revelation - and certainly there are times when Silence is DEAFENING - out of the NORM! But...All throughout the Bible God SPEAKS and the MIRACULOUS HAPPENS.

When God Speaks, the Power of Proper Timing

It’s Nearing

It’s Impact
It’s Indwelling

I want to us to think again about ‘SOUND’ - it is caused by the vibrations created and emitted from the source that pass through water or air, and eventually have impact somewhere, as it impacts the ear canal, the waves are turned into audible sounds...but some times sound waves impact and things that can’t convert it to understandable sounds, but are in fact affected by the concussion of the sound waves. CREATION - LET THERE BE LIGHT - Explosive GOD SAID SOMETHING - IT Happened and then HE Acted on it, separated things.... Consider a Throne Room Where every Word Spoken by a King is accomplished on His Behalf. LET THERE BE>>>>BANG! DONE! What Authority, What Power, What Dominion, What Control, What Majesty, What Splendor, What Sovereignty! Imagine, as He Speaks, light bursting on the scene, earth coming into form, planetary systems, galaxies, solar systems starting to swirl about, planets given rotation, land appearing on earth, plants animals and eventually MANKIND! DO you know what the word “UNIVERSE” in Latin means? Uni=One Single Verse=Spoken Sentence. ONE SINGLE SPOKEN SENTENCE - HOW COOL IS THAT!
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WHEN GOD SPEAKS:
Universe was set in order, laws of nature and science were established, the World was brought into Existence, Nations were raised up, or crushed down, the waters poured forth or held back, mountains shook, animals bring forth their young, Forests are stripped bare, Cities are destroyed, men fall down as dead men trembling in fear, Commandments are issued, Orders decreed, Truths are made law. People are commissioned, Plans & Purposes revealed to Prophets, Kings and Priests. Others are held to give account, Judgements, Mercies and rewards are spoken to nations, individuals and nature. Its a Fearful thing to fall into the Hands of the LIVING GOD! Heb 10:31

Hebrews 1:1-5 God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they.

In these Last Days, Jesus...

JESUS’ SPOKEN WORDS ARE THE SOUNDS OF HEAVEN
WE WANT TO HEAR
Jesus Himself said the Kingdom of God is Near, then Among you, then In You. There is an approaching sound! As it draws closer and closer it gets louder and louder, or in your spirit man, harder and harder to contend against! Like an ambulance coming up behind you that you can’t see, louder and louder till it’s there! Let’s look at a few moments of IMPACT - where the SOUND OF HEAVEN, Jesus Spoken Words, got so close that it impacted people and situations! Literally at one such moment the SOUND WAVES from His VOICE caused people, armed soldiers, to back away and fall to the ground (John 18:6) It was Perfectly Timed to show His Authority and WILLINGNESS to surrender to His Enemies at HIS TIME. Notice that His Spoken Words are Properly Timed - Not Necessarily when WE might expect it or want it, but Timed To bring GLORY to HIM! Lets look at a few MOMENTS of IMPACT as the Sound of Heaven was drawing CLOSER, finally AMONG them and then ULTIMATELY IN THEM!

It’s T PACng IM Indwelli
It’s
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It’s ing, Near

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OSTRACIZED &
ALONE

Four Women, Jesus & Proper Timing
SHAMEFUL & CAUGHT DESTITUTE & DESPERATE
To the woman thrown down at his feet by a clamoring and vicious crowd, after having been caught in the ‘very act’ of Adultery. HE SPOKE and said ‘He who is without sin, cast the first stone.’ (Only HE was worthy) The crowd is appeared, convicted and radically changed course, THEN turned to the Woman and asked“where are your accusers? ‘Neither do I condemn you...” MERCY Collided with JUDGMENT and a FRESH start was given, “GO and SIN NO MORE” John 8 To Chronically ill woman, pressing in the crowd of people following Jesus to heal a dying child, a woman who evidently knew the scriptures enough to know that there was HEALING in HIS WINGS - ‘All I need to do is Touch the Hem of His Garment, the edges of the prayer shawl - When JESUS turned to her“your faith has made you whole.” HE VALIDATED her long wait, and IT was APPARENT that she was HEALED Luke 8, Mark 5

GRIEVING & PERPLEXED

To the Ostracized woman at a well during the midday Heat and sun engaged Jesus in conversation and was shocked that HE KNEW her life story and sinful relationships. He SAID, I am the LIVING WATER you seek, I AM Messiah. With that SPOKEN Word and REVELATION, SHE RADICALLY altered her behavior, and rather than hiding from the townspeople, she rushed into the city and Proclaimed unashamed all that took place and convinced a whole City that Jesus was worthy of listening to. John 4

To grief stricken Martha, who had lost her brother, and was a good friend of Jesus personally, Perplexed that when they originally called for Jesus to come, HE was SILENT/ REFUSED and then Lazarus Died. When Jesus Finally showed up, She said IF YOU WERE HERE, HE’d be FINE. Jesus asked her, “Mary do you believe Your brother will rise again’ She responded like the ‘good christian’ Yeah I know ONE DAY in the future - JESUS SAID“ I am the Resurrection and the Life” -HERE TODAY, NOW! John 11

JESUS SPEAKS
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Blind eyes were opened, dead were raised to life lepers were cleansed, the captive demonized was set free, the deaf hear, the lame walk, the mute speak, demons recoiled and fled, Satan fled

WHEN JESUS SPEAKS
men walked on water, water transformed into wine, storms were calmed, the hungry were satisfied, the thirsty were quenched, arrogances sequestered, the proud were humbled, the humbled, exalted, the poor made rich, arguments were stopped,

sin was exposed, forgiveness granted, heavy hearts were elated, grief dissipated, fears vanquished, weary given rest, hearts revealed, assurances manifest, brokenness mended, relationships restored.

And BEHOLD, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the east. And the SOUND of HIS COMING was like the sound of many waters, and the earth shone with His glory.

Ezekiel 43:2

Jesus wants to speak To our hearts Today, Here, Now. Regardless of whether we are Ostracized, ashamed, crippled, ill, hungry , hurting, headstrong, self preserving, Destitute, Desperate, Perplexed, Grief Stricken or lamenting. HE wants to SPEAK so that it is ALIVE, and CHANGES us! That the Word would come near us not only in WORD form, but LIVING & POWERFUL. The Kingdom of Heaven the Sounds of Heaven the LIVING WORD OF GOD, having come near, makes impact and then LIVES within US!

IMPACTED

have the SOUNDS of HEAVEN, Your Life?
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HOW

It’s Nearing

It’s IMPACT
It’s Indwelling
Perhaps, You are new to the faith? take the time to learn from the written word, de-programed and reprogramed takes time. Perhaps, You have learned but have not been obedient or out of fellowship with others? Obedience is a MUST. Faithful in Little faithful in much. Fellowship is imperative. You want to Hear from God, Right?

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SESSION THREE

The Sounds of Heaven

And BEHOLD, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the east. And the SOUND of HIS COMING was like the sound of many waters, and the earth shone with His glory.
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Ezekiel 43:2

Some of the amazing SOUNDS of HEAVEN will be the voices of the Multitudes, Angels and Heavenly Hosts! What are they saying, What are they doing? What will be echoing in the halls of heaven, what will perfume the throne room? PRAYERS, PRAISE & WORSHIP! I love worship, I love Praising, I love Praying. All three are an honor. Think of it, WE ARE INVITED into the most spectacular Throne Room and we are welcomed to engage with the GREAT GOD we’ve been talking about! THIS is tremendous!!! Jesus SAID, THOSE who WORSHIP ME, Must Worship Me In SPIRIT & IN TRUTH. John 4:24

The ‘WOW’ factor - Wonder of Worship - Our Response!

It’s Nearing

It’s Impact

It’s INDWELLING

READ REVELATION 4&5 to get a glimpse!

I want to us to think again about ‘SOUND’ - Heaven is going to be LOUD folks, full
of the SOUND of WORSHIP - Worship of every Tribe & Tongue, Worship of the different AGES. How could we not, being in a Throne room so Majestic and full of Splendor UNIMAGINABLE, UNFATHOMABLE, UNATTAINABLE here. YET, That is the HOPE that stirs our hearts HERE & NOW! The Significance of WHAT AWAITS US - POWERFULLY AFFECTS us today. Consider going on a trip to the most Fabulous Location on Earth, What would the Vacation of All Vacation sites be for YOU? How would you prepare, would it gear you up, get you excited, would you speak of it with enthusiastic fervor? Would it be a distraction to your everyday? Would it be a consuming thought? One of the Best things my mother did for me as a kid was teach me about Heaven from a Biblical perspective, to share with me the scriptures and the vivid images of the Throne Room, the details of our existence there. She would engage me in the pondering by asking me what would I want in MY Mansion, what would I want to do when I get to Heaven, Who would I want to meet, What questions would I ask of them? The thoughts became stirring, anticipation, amazement and awe inspiring. I Continue to ponder the
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MUSIC, PRAISE & WORSHIP are EXPRESSIONS of our Gratitude, Give Voice with Melodic Tones to the IMPACT we have been affected by! The IMPACT has IMPARTED something that RESONATES in US, and OUT FROM US. The IMPARTATION has its own EXPORTATION. Prayer, Praise & Worship

MOST POWERFUL SOUNDS?

Music

Sound ELEVATES, MOVES & IMPACTS us Hearing Music evokes emotions & associates memories with it. Businesses use music to influence the pace you purchase, walk, shop, eat, lounge or leave. Certain songs can’t be heard without laughing, crying, causing patriotism to rise, or make us irritated. Music is used to make us happy or sad, fearful or adventurous.

Music
Hearing Music evokes emotions & associates memories with it. Businesses use music to influence the pace you purchase, walk, shop, eat, lounge or leave. Certain songs can’t be heard without laughing, crying, causing patriotism to rise, or make us irritated. Music is used to make us happy or sad, fearful or adventurous.

What Goes on in Heaven is ETERNAL It is PRESENT, PAST AND FUTURE, All of it is happening NOW, and we can participate with it as we worship HIM in our churches, our every day lives, in our hearts, in our prayers - OUR WORSHIP is a reflection back, of the IMPRESSION HE has made when HE IMPACTED US!

Worship

Music/Worship used in Scripture 1st mention in Genesis - JUBAL, creator of brass instruments, Jubilee Used in battles victory & exaltation, Used when anointing a king or priest, Used for major announcements Used in celebration or bereavement, Used to open/close festivals
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Worship
Resonance is a phenomenon in which an object will vibrate violently when exposed to a harmonic force of a frequency close to that object's natural frequency. Every object has a natural frequency, and it is related to the shape, size and materials of the object. The driving force can be wind, sound or any other kinetic force. When We Worship - there is a Sound that is emitted, physically & spiritually that Elevates, Moves & Impacts us - Because its frequency is close to our natural frequency - how we were made - we were made in HIS IMAGE - His Voice, His Word, His Truth is Will bear witness with the Spirit of God within us. What ever spirit we are of....that is the voice that will resonate in us....causing us to be moved....

We need all of eternity To sing every song that ever been written To join with the countless tens of thousands Hearts Rejoicing and souls redeemed Hearts rejoicing and souls redeemed To Sing of His glory and make know His praises To proclaim His wonder and majesty to join with the angels in exaltation
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We need all of Eternity, We need all of Eternity We need all of eternity Ever increasing our knowledge of Him To grasp the only eternal wise God To see Him for - All that He is. Starting HERE, starting NOW From this day forth & forever more Starting HERE, starting NOW We can cross the threshold of Eternity’s door..
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EACH OF US WERE MADE TO WORSHIP - WE ALL WORSHIP SOMETHING. WHAT HAVE YOU WORSHIPPED, WHAT DO YOU WORSHIP, WHAT WILL YOU WORSHIP for all of ETERNITY?
And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 5:18-20) 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. (Colossians 3:16) saying: "I will declare Your name to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You." (quoted prophesy referring to Jesus, Hebrews 2:12)

WORSHIP :
WONDER OUTWARDLY RESONATES SEEING HE IS PERFECT!

Gratitude is the beginning of thankfulness, praise and ultimately worship! Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen. Luke 11:1-13
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Open Discussion format for the 3 Sessions -

Sounds of Heaven - Ponder Points...
SESSION ONE

1. In Review, Regarding sound, How do you feel the ‘earthly’ distractions get in the way of HEARING God’s Voice, the Sound of Heaven? 2. Is there an area, either Studying, Obedience or Fellowship, where you could apply yourself more to gain an increased understanding of the Sounds of Heaven, God’s Voice? How Would you see that happening? 3. As we learn more and more about God through Studying, Obedience and Fellowship, God Seems to get more and more personal, NEARER & NEARER to us. Do you see How God draws, NEARER & NEARER, and His Voice Goes before the point of Contact? 4. What would you say was a pivotal time or experience in your life when you understood God’s voice? How did that affect the attitudes, actions or agendas? Can You Share ?

1. Considering a moment of Impact in your life where you collided with the Word of God, can you now recognize the ‘sound waves’ that preceded that moment? A pattern of events that were indicators to you that ‘something’ was coming down the road? 2. Which Story of IMPACT, resonates in YOU, Why or What about the situation, characters, or outcome IMPACTS YOU? 3. How would YOU react in some of the other situations? 4. Is there a time in your heart/life you recall where you KNOW it was GOD that INTERVENED and IMPACTED YOU?

SESSION TWO

SESSION THREE
1. What would you say are a key components of WORSHIP in Your Life? 2. Worship as an expression of Gratitude and Adoration, takes on many forms in life - service to others, generosity, compassion, musical expression, verbal accolades, a submitted life and heart - What do you understand Jesus to have meant when He said we must Worship Him in Spirit & in truth? 3. If WORSHIP is what we are MADE for, and we all worship something, what areas of WORSHIP can you give to Jesus More? 4. Jesus Said the Kingdom of God is ‘NEAR, AMONG, IN’, through the sessions have you seen the progression of the Sounds of Heaven in God’s Voice preceding the impact in peoples lives, that point of impact and then their response of Worship afterwards as it FLOWED out of them?
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