All Nations Community Church
When God Seems Inattentive
Life doesn’t always go the way we expect, and we pray to God for help and guidance. But sometimes it seems like even though we pray with faith, God doesn’t do what we've asked. We seek Him, but don’t feel His presence. We go through pain, but our cries for relief seem to go unanswered. Sometimes, our lives just don't make sense. In this three-week series, Pastor Steve takes a close look at what we can do when we are "Waiting on God". Topics cover the delays and changes we sometimes experience when we surrender our lives to God's planning.
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  • All Nations Community Church
    18620 Kedzie Ave, Homewood, IL 60430, USA
    ראשון 9:45 בבוקר
· JUST BECAUSE GOD IS SILENT DOESN’T MEAN GOD IS ABSENT.

John the Baptist:
· Jesus’ cousin
· He was a prophet
· Simple life: Clothing was Animal skins; diet: locusts, honey
· His ministry: Prepare, Repent!
· He was a hero among common people

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Context:
· Herod Antipas was married but fell in love with his brother's wife, Herodias
· He divorced his wife, married his brother’s wife
· However, John the Baptist called them out!
· Herodias hated John the Baptist! Herod Anitpas had John the Baptist arrested.
· John the Baptist asks Jesus—Are you the one?
· Jesus doesn’t say—Of course I’m the one—Break out!

· Jesus quotes Isaiah 35:5-6 (messianic prophecy)
· And tells John the Baptist that he is blessed!
· Good to know, BUT... what about John the Baptist situation???
· John the Baptist's story ends in tragedy...

Jesus had power to rescue John—He didn’t.
Where is God?

Tweet: God doesn’t call us to convenience, but commitment!

Proverbs 19:21
Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.

· YOU DON’T HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THE PLAN TO TRUST GOD’S PURPOSE.

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· Share a story about when God was silent. How did it turn out?
· What is something you need to stop trying to understand and just trust God with?