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Prayer 2021 - November 11 - The Most Important Thing pt 2
Episode 31311th November 2021 • Prayer 2021 • Pastor Robert Thibodeau
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Scripture For Today:

1 Samuel 1:13

“…Hannah was praying in her heart, and her lips were moving but her voice was not heard. Eli thought she was drunk…”

The Most Important Thing pt 2

Yesterday, I took a side journey down a path of knowing God’s will and we talked about “The Most Important Thing.”  Most people would assume that the most important thing is about our salvation. And that is true – it is very important. But, I want to go deeper than that.

You may believe your salvation is the most important thing. OK. Let me ask you this.  Why do you believe you are saved? What happened that brought you to that realization that you were lost and would spend eternity in hell?

Most people, me included, and I’m sure you, too – would say they came to that realization when someone shared the Gospel with them.  It could also include any number of adverse circumstances in our life, most probably brought on by our own stupid decisions. Which brought to the brink of despair and that is when the Gospel Message finally was able to penetrate our thick skulls to where we started to contemplate it and it finally took root in our hearts and then WHAM – we asked Jesus to forgive us and become Lord of our lives. Right?

Maybe not exact, but pretty close for most people…

But, let’s exam what actually happened…

We heard the Word. 

We believed the Word.

We took action on the Word.

Think about it… that is exactly what happened to us and happens to every believer. PERIOD.

You hear the Word and believe the Word. Then you take action on the Word that you heard and believed. 

Romans 10:9-10 says, “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead – YOU WILL BE SAVED.”

Look at what the verse says. YOU confess… YOU BELIEVE… YOU WILL BE SAVED.

Before you can confess, you must what? BELIEVE the Word.

Before  you can believe the Word, you must what? HEAR the Word.

So, you believe the Word that you heard and then you what? CONFESS with your mouth and believe with your heart that what you just said is true. Right?

So, let’s circle back…

What is the MOST IMPORTANT THING?

Hearing the Word.  That MUST BE FIRST.

What would then be the MOST IMPORTANT THING?

After you hear the Word – you must BELIEVE THE WORD.

If you believe it – then you act on what you believe.  That is how your prayer of salvation worked!  Can I get an AMEN from somebody somewhere?

So the MOST IMPORTANT THING is believing the Word that you hear. 

You can “hear” with your eyes as your READ the Word.  It is STILL THE WORD SPEAKING TO YOU!  Amen!

OK, I’m over again for today. I thought we would finish this today, but the Holy Spirit is doing something here. So we will take it up here again tomorrow. Ok?

Let’s Pray!

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