John 10:2-5 (NIV) The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5 But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.”

A. Attentive to the voice of the Lord

B. We should EXPECT to hear from our Heavenly Father

C. We should EXPECT guidance from our Heavenly Father

D. EXPECT = a strong belief that something will happen…

E. Following His instructions no matter how peculiar the instructions

F. We don’t always get to know His full plan

G. Our specific instructions are just a portion of His Master Plan

H. What makes the Lord’s instructions to you peculiar?

I. Years of development may be required in Building You & Your FAITH to bring about execution

J. Let’s BE of “those” who follow the Shepard’s voice… and NOT the popular voice – the voice of a stranger

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Dr. Bryant Bell