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Devotionary is a new podcast that is designed to make the Bible accessible and applicable to everyday life. It combines the inspiration of a daily devotional and the insights of a commentary, but in language that is easy-to-understand. We will be working our way through the entire Bible offering a chapter-by-chapter overview of each book. The goal is to give you a solid understanding of the Bible’s overarching and unified message of redemption. We hope you enjoy.

Jul 30, 2017

This is episode four on 1 John, chapter four, verses 1-6 and I’ve entitled it, “Listen Carefully”.  John has been discussing the all-important role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer. But for us to take advantage of the “helper” as Jesus described Him, we are going to have to learn to listen to Him. And He primarily speaks to us through the Word of God, the Scriptures. In the writings of John, Matthew, Paul, Peter and the other authors of the New Testament, we have the will of God revealed to us. The Holy Spirit inspired these men to pen the words found in their letters and ultimately included in the canon of Scripture. The same is true of the Old Testament. In the writings of the prophets, the historical chronicles of Moses, and the psalms of David, we have the words of God. And while the Scriptures can sometimes be confusing and difficult to understand, the Holy Spirit makes them discernible and applicable to our lives – even in our modern-day context. We have the ability to hear and comprehend the truth of God as revealed in the Word of God because we have the Spirit of God.