The Last Week: Just One Choice

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March 14th, 2021

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Rob Croyle continues our journey through the week leading up to Christ's death. Wednesday has us asking what to do when God is silent.

*Sermon Notes: *

John 11

Four Ways God Uses Silence:

  1. Silence of Waiting
  2. Silence of Judgment (See 1 Samuel 3:1)
  3. Silence of Mercy (See Matthew 26:53, 63)
  4. Silence of Testing (2 Chronicles 32)

“In nearly every instance of prayer n the Old Testament, God gives ten times as much as is asked for.” - Charles Spurgeon

“One reason we can hardly bear to remain silent is that it makes us feel so helpless. We are so accustomed to relying upon words to manage and control others. If we are silent, who will take control? God will take control, but we will never let him take control until we trust him. Silence is intimately related to trust.” - Richard J. Foster, Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth

Implication:
Everyone desires resurrection...Christ invites you to know the One who resurrects.
Everyone desires miracles...Christ invites you to pursue One who makes miracles.
Everyone desires answers...Christ invites you to trust the One who has your answers.

Your Next Steps:

  1. Do the last thing first.
  2. Wrestle within your community over the silence of God.
  3. To build trust with God this week, take time to sit silently with Him.