Assertively Responding (3 of 7) by David Cawston

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Where are you on your Spiritual Journey? (3 of 7)
Assertively Responding
David Cawston
Luke 11:9-10

Introduction:
1. "Walking in Resistance"
2. "Questioning and Seeking"
3. "Assertively Responding"
4. "Embracing by Commitment"
5. "Adjusting by Learning"
6. "Stabilizing by Growing"
7. "Impacting by Influencing"

You are somewhere at some point on this spiritual journey of life. e are all on a spiritual journey. No man alive is not on some kind of spiritual journey!

There are those that are Assertively Responding.
* They are taking positive steps to find needed answers.
* Intellectually believe in God
* They are beginning to understand Christ's claims
* They begin to see the difference between religion and Christianity
* They are motivated out of need for answers
* They struggle with intellectualizing Christianity

They are in the beginning stages of responding. They have not made an exclusive commitment to Christ yet! But they are on the pathway of discovery.

God never turns down a really honest seeking heart that is willing to respond.
Jesus stated in the text:
9 "So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
10 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. NIV

He wanted us to know that if we are really persistent God will answer us.
A guy was lost. He pulled into a gas station for directions. He said to the attendant, "I am lost." The attendant said, "Do you know where you are?" The man said, "Yeah, I saw the name of the town as I was driving in. I know where I am." The attendant asked, "Do you know where you are going?" The man said, "I know the name of the town where I am going." The attendant responded, "You are not lost. You just need directions." That is what the Bible says to us. God can provide direction for us, to reconnect to him.

John shared the picture of a man who was seeking and ...


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