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  1. 2 Corinthians 13:5 “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? --unless indeed you are disqualified.”

  2. PARABLE OF THE SOWER • Blame for Failure on HEARERS • The Hearer who pleases God Must: • LISTEN • HEED • YIELD

  3. Wrong Motives for Hearing • Curiosity – Acts 17:18-21 • Material Gain – Acts 24:24-26 • Entrapthe Speaker – Mark 12:13 • Admirationforthe Speaker- Preacheritis

  4. Good Motives • Search for solution to problems – Ecclesiastes 1:2,14; 2:17; 3:19; 12:8 “all is vanity” • Love for Truth – Luke 10:38-41 – Learn & Obey


  5. Wrong Type of Hearers • In the one ear and out the other hearer – Matthew 13:19 • Religious spree hearer – Matthew 13:20,21 • Worldly minded hearer – Matthew 13:22; 6:24

  6. Wrong Type of Hearers • Loss of memory hearers – James 1:22-26; 4:17 • Closed Ear hearers – Acts 7:57 • Itching Ear hearers – 2 Timothy 4:3,4

  7. RIGHT KIND OF HEARERS • Discerning hearers – Mark 4:24; Matthew 7:15,16; 1 John 4:1 • Candid hearers – Acts 17:11 • Reverent hearers – Nehemiah 8:5; 1 Thessalonians 2:13

  8. RIGHT KIND OF HEARERS • Frequent hearers – Psalm 1:1,2; Acts 2:42; John 5:39 • Submissive hearers –Hebrews 4:2; James 2:20; Acts 10:33

  9. Jesus can Restore your Hearing if you will do your part in obeying His will