Oct 11, 2020    Brian Jennings    Church bells: Sounding God's Invitation

Church Bells:
“Sent” PLUS Ezekiel 1
2: “Sent”
Blessing.... Eat... Listen... Learn...Sent
What is something that’s been taken away from you during this
How had Ezekiel’s world been ripped away?
There is 1 phrase in the book of Ezekiel. It first shows up in ch. 6
and then over and over and over and over again.
“And they will know that I am Lord.”
Brainstorm some events (good or bad) in which God has drawn
you to Him?
Read from
Psalm 67
note to whom God wants to be known.
May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face shine on us

so that your ways may be known on earth,
your salvation
among all nations.
May the peoples praise you, God;
may all the peoples praise you.
Read Ezekiel
He said: “Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites, to a
rebellious nation that
has rebelled against me; they and their
ancestors have been in revolt against me to this very day.
The people to whom I am sending you are obstinate and stubborn.
to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign
And whether
they listen or fail to listen

for they are a rebellious people

will know that a prophet has been among them.
And you, son of
man, do not be afraid
of them or their words. Do not be afraid,
though briers and thorns
are all around you and you live among
scorpions. Do not be
afraid of what they say or be terrified by
them, though they are a rebellious people.
You must speak
words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are
But you, son of man, listen to what I say to you.
How would it feel
for God to say, “I’m sending you but they may
not listen?” Does that take the pressure off or add it? How does
this help us learn to obey and trust God with the outcomes?
How is God sending HP member, Heidi?
How did he send a Georgian pastor to a Waffle
To whom is
God sending you.
Habit #5

Write down how God is sending you. Once a week,
write down what you are learning, whom you are blessing, and
how God is sending you.