Peter's message on the Day of Pentecost was a revelatory message intended by the Holy Spirit to build the faith of it's recipients. Because of this purpose, we began to dig into the steps for "building faith" in our lives with this message!
1. THE WORD OF GOD IS THE CORNERSTONE OF FAITH
-It is the hearing--the receiving and understanding of the Word of God--
that builds faith in our lives! It requires active listening through the
pursuit to understand!
2. UNDERSTANDING THE WORD OF GOD COMES THROUGH PURSUIT
-The pursuit of understanding the Word of God is the pursuit of
intimacy with Jesus!
-If you desire to understand scripture, you can do so the same way you
pursue finding Christ: Seek it! Dig in, search, ask questions, and rely on
Holy Spirit's wisdom!
-7 times in scripture God tells us that "Though they see and hear, they
do not understand". It is vital that we listen with our ears open and
seek understanding with our hearts open!
3. EARS AND HEART MUST PARTNER TO TRULY LISTEN TO GOD
-It is not a word of condemnation or refuse that God says He will lay
waste of EVERYTHING and DESTROY EVERYTHING! But it is a word
of hope and salvation because it is only after all that we are has been
decimated and removed that the seed of the Holy Word of God will
sprout from the stump that's been left behind!
-When our hearts have been partnered to our ears, God will bring
understanding to and use even the most unlikely of us! Because it's
not about our gifts or ability, but about our hearts that have been
surrounded by intimacy of God and filled with understanding of His
LET HIM WHO HAS EARS HEAR WHAT THE SPIRIT IS SAYING!!!