How to Hear God | Week 3: Submission

We can all hear from God, but sometimes it’s confusing. But when we take what we hear and bring it to community, we can gain clarity on what God is saying to us. More importantly, we get the accountability we need to actually act on what God is saying. You’ll never receive the full benefits of God speaking to you if you try to go it alone.

Process, journal or discuss the themes of this article - here's a few questions to get the ball rolling...

Welcome to the Chaser—a few questions after the weekend service to start conversations. If this is your first time in a group, or your group has new members, take a few minutes and introduce yourself. Two truths and a lie is always a good place to start.

  1. We’re three weeks into our How to Hear God series. What do you believe about hearing from God? Can we? Why or why not?

  2. “Follow your heart” may be some seriously bad advice. Read Jeremiah 17:9 out loud and discuss it. How has your heart led you astray?

  3. If our heart is a liar, where do we turn? Read Proverbs 11:14 for a possible answer. Has the advice of a friend or counselor ever helped you out of a jam? What happened?

  4. A wise counselor is someone who knows and loves God, and knows and loves you. How would you tell if someone met those criteria? Discuss it as a group.

  5. We’re going to practice hearing from God for each other. Sit in silence as a group for 3 minutes. (Yes, set a timer.) In that time, silently ask God for a word or message for each of your group members. If what comes to mind is strengthening, encouraging, or comforting share it with the person. (And if you don’t hear anything, that’s okay!)

Challenge

Ready for a chance at finding some wise counselors and making some new friends? Head to crossroads.net/journey and sign up. Or better yet, make plans to do the journey together with this group.

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Aug 17, 2019 1 hr

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