TUNE INTO GODS VOICE
There are a lot of voices out there trying to get us to listen to them, both good and bad. The most important voice for us to listen to is Gods voice. When someone discourages you, God encourages you. When someone bullies you, God is there with you. Even when people leave, God will never leave. It’s a lot like a radio! We can choose to tune into and listen to God’s voice, or lots of other different voices and stations telling us all different kinds of things.
Jesus taught that there is only one way to heaven. He said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” If we listen to God’s voice we can be sure that He will guide us through our lives, and help us always to believe in Him!
MY SHEEP KNOW ME
Sometimes Jesus taught that the people of the world are like sheep, and He is the shepherd. Jesus said, “The sheep recognize the shepherds voice and come to him. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out… I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me,” John 10:3,14
One day Jesus also told a story a bout a cute little lamb that lived in a pasture with ninety-nine other sheep. The shepherd took very good care of his sheep. He fed the, gave them water, and chased away wild animals. But one day, the shepherd noticed his lamb was missing. Right away, he left the other ninety-nine and went looking, calling out for the lamb. When he found the lamb he was so excited!!
God is like that shepherd. He doesn’t want any of His children to be lost. He wants all who know his voice to stay close to Him. And just as a good shepherd leads his sheep home, God will lead to heaven everyone who believes in Jesus!
1. How do you tune into God’s voice?
2. What are some examples of bad voices or influences in your life that try to keep you from hearing God’s voice?
3. Read John 10:27-29 below and answer the following question… How do we know if we have eternal life?
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me, for my Father has given them to me, and he is more powerful than anyone else. No one can snatch them from the Father’s hand.”