Hearing God – Part 6

September 6th, 2020

Discussion Questions

Hearing God – Part 6

Discussion Questions: Sept 5-6

 

INTRODUCE: What is your favorite type of book to read?

 

READ: 2 Timothy 3:16-17

 

Watch: Hearing God Part 6 – DQ 

 

Discuss:  

  1. When have you experienced the Bible as a lamp in your life? What did you experience?
  2. Have you heard God’s voice as a whisper? What did it sound like? 
  3. Who do you read the Bible with in your life? How has that impacted you?
  4. How do we bring our race, class, and culture to the Bible?
  5. How do we seek out reading the Bible with people not like us?
  6. How do we invite Jesus to be a part of reading God’s word? 

 

Prayer: 

Pray that we are hearers of His words and that we respond to them with action.

 

Share & Pray

 Share one thing you need prayer for today  

    • Take time to pray for one person at a time
      • Invite the Holy Spirit to guide your time 
      • Listen to the Lord for guidance in how to pray for one another

…and then pray….

Hearing God – Part 5

August 30, 2020

Discussion Questions

 Hearing God Pt. 5  

August 29-30, 2020

Opening Share Time

A solicitor comes to your door – how do you handle unsolicited salespeople? Who was the last salesperson who came to your door that was a positive or funny experience?

Watch Sermon Highlight Video: 

  • How do you define worship?

 

  • When you hear the word “pain” what is your first response?

 

  • Is there someone you know where pain has entered their lives? What have you seen in them?  How have you learned from them?

 

  • Sitting and waiting- what is your experience with this?

 

  • The Lord spoke to Job out of the storm.  How do you think God’s voice may sound different in pain than at other times?

 

  • Willingness – what does it mean to you to be willing?  What hindrances do you experience with willingness?  Talk about willingness.

 

  • What is the pain in your life? Have you sat in it? 

Or, what are some events in life today that are causing pain in the world and in your life? What does sitting with this pain do for you?  

Share & Pray

 Share one thing you need prayer for today  

  • Take time to pray for one person at a time
  • Invite the Holy Spirit to guide your time 
  • Listen to the Lord for guidance in how to pray for one another

…and then pray….

Hearing God – Part 4

August 23, 2020

Discussion Questions

 

 

Hearing God: Part 4

INTRODUCE: What person or group did you follow when you were much younger?

READ: John 10:1-6, Psalm 23:1-3, Psalm 46:10, II Corinthians 10:5b

WATCH: Hearing God, Part 4 Highlight Video (LINK)

DISCUSS:

  1. Clara Brown led and exemplary life. Her motto of “I always go where Jesus calls me.” is very bold. What does her motto imply and reveal about her relationship with Christ? Discuss the words in her motto that really stand out to you.
  2. In John 10:3-4 and Psalm 23:1-3 the relationship Christ wants with Christians is laid out. What kind of relationship do you want to have with Him? How does the one want compare with the relationship you currently have with Christ? 
  3. In the relationship Christ desires to have with us, who does the leading and who does the following? How do the followers know where to go? What steps can you take to have a better “Call & Response” relationship with Christ?
  4. Not everyone has a “Call & Response” relationship with Christ. By looking at John 10:6, why do you think the Pharisees did not have that kind of relationship? What can keep us from having that kind of relationship?
  5. What kind of thoughts did you have or actions did you take this past week in response to Pastor Robert’s challenge to “go to a cave” in order to hear God?
  6. Pastor Robert talked about the need for resting, surrendering and waiting in order to hear God. Each requires intentionality, commitment and a willingness to go where we need to go in order to hear Him. What hinders us from resting and waiting? What does surrender to the Holy Spirit look like and why might we resist doing it?

PUTTING IT INTO PRACTICE:

As in the service, get into a comfortable position with a piece of paper and a pen. 

  • Rest…being still and knowing that He is God and taking every thought captive. (Psalm 46:10, II Corinthians 10:5b) 
  • Surrender to the Holy Spirit by being willing to confess sin and respond to His leading.
  • Wait for God to speak and write down who He brings to mind and where He is leading you. (27:36-28:14)

 

 

Hearing God – Part 3

August 16, 2020

Discussion Questions

 

Hearing God, 

Part 3

Sermon Discussion Questions: August 15 & 16

 

INTRODUCE: Who have you observed going “above and beyond” to serve you of late?

 

READ: 1 Kings 19

 

WATCH: Video Highlight

 

  1. Have you ever had a great mountaintop experience followed by a big disappointment or fear? 
  2. What is something you are running from? How can you use that situation to motivate you to run to God? 
  3. Do you live as if God still speaks? How does the idea of seeking to amplify his voice in your life make you feel? 
  4. Are you building the daily habit of asking God to speak to you? When in your day could you specifically position your soul to listen to God? 
  5. Do you have a “cave” in which you can hear God’s whispers?
  6. What noises do you need to reduce or eliminate in order to hear God more clearly in your cave? 
  7. Has there been a time in your life when you particularly wanted God’s voice to be loud? 

 

PRAY:

 

Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening. 

 

 

Hearing God – Part 2

August 9, 2020

Discussion Questions

Hearing God – Part 2

Introduction: As church opens for the first time in over 20 weeks, what have you missed about being at church and what will you miss about watching church from home? 

Read: 1 Samuel 3:1-9

Watch: In His Hands, Part 2

Discuss:  sermon

  1. Have you ever prayed with reckless abandonment? What did you pray for?
  2. When have you felt that God heard your prayers? (Q1&2: 0:40-5:12)
  3. Do you feel you have clearly heard God’s voice? 
  4. How has God spoken to you in an ordinary or subtle way? (Q3&4: 6:22-9:33)
  5. Have you ever been “ghosted” by God?
  6. Did you have a moment when you switched from “knowing about God” to “knowing God?” (Q5&6: 10:49-15:37)
  7. Have you ever had the opportunity to be an Eli in someone else’s life? What was that like?
  8. “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening” have you ever said this and then heard something you couldn’t ignore? (Q7&8: 16:57-20:02)

Hearing God – Part 1

August 2, 2020

Discussion Questions

Hearing God – Part 1

INTRODUCE: Who is the most famous person that has ever spoken directly to you?

READ: Luke 24:13-27

WATCH: Hearing God, Part 1

DISCUSS:

  1. What is your impression on why the words “Jesus Himself” in Luke 24:15, are so crucial to this passage?
  2. What does it mean to be discipled by someone? Have you had that type of relationship with anyone in your life?
  3. The disciples on the road to Emmaus did not recognize that Jesus was speaking to them. How does that also happen to us?
  4. Are you a person who believes that God has told you something or do you wish He would say something to you? Explain why you answer this question as you do.
  5. Share about a time when you were facing great difficulty and you felt that God spoke to you and led you in a certain direction.
  6. As Pastor Robert outlined the upcoming sermon series, which topic mentioned do you feel will  be the most helpful to you in your walk with God? (For example, being discipled by Jesus Himself, knowing that God is speaking to you, how to recalibrate your like to God’s frequency or amplifying the voice of God in your life, etc.)

PRAYER: Pray that we are hearers of His words and that we respond to them with action.