Wednesday Nights starting January November 12, 2022 at 6:30pm
In the Family Life Center
"God spoke to me." "The Spirit spoke to my heart." "God revealed the idea to me." Being close to God means communicating with him--telling him what is on our hearts in prayer and hearing and understanding what he is saying to us. It is this second half of our conversation with God that is so important but that can also be so difficult. How do we hear his voice? How can we be sure that what we think we hear is not our own subconscious? What role does the Bible play? What if what God says to us is not clear?
The key, says best-selling author Dallas Willard, is to focus not so much on individual actions and decisions as on building our personal relationship with our Creator. In this updated and expanded edition of Willard's beloved book, originally published as In Search of Guidance, you'll gain rich spiritual insight into how we can hear God's voice clearly and develop an intimate partnership with him in the work of his kingdom.
Before January 12 - Read Preface and Chapter 1
January 12 - Conversing With God - 1 Samuel 16: 1-13
God leads step by step as we converse
with him about the things that matter to us.
January 19 - A Relational View of God - Matthew 25: 18-30
Understand God as a friend and coworker
in order to have a conversational relationship.
January 26 - The Bible's Role in a Conversational Life With God - Psalm 19: 7-14
Consider the centrality of reading the Bible openly, honestly, intelligently,
and persistently in developing a conversational life with God.
February 2 - The Still, Small Voice - 1 Kings 19: 2-18
God speaks primarily in the still, small voice
in a conversational relationship with humans
February 9 - Hearing the Unexpected - Acts 10: 9-23, 44-48
God may say unexpected things and
ask us to interact with unfamiliar people
February 16 - Colaborers With God - 1 Chronicles 14: 8-17
How colaborers with God freely engage
in conversation with God.