The God Who Speaks To Us - July 8

 
 

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The God Who speaks to Us Discussion Guide

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 OPEN

What thoughts or feelings do you have when it comes to God speaking to individuals? Does it make you nervous, expectant, etc.? Why do you feel that way?

 

REFLECT

In what ways has God spoken to his people as recorded in Scripture? What are examples of this?

How do the following verses depict the Holy Spirit speaking to followers of Jesus in the New Testament (Acts 10:19; Acts 13:2-3; Revelation 2:7, 11, 17, 29; 3:6, 13, 22)? Could God still act in the same way with us today? Why or why not?

It is a fact that sheep know, recognize, and respond to the voice of their shepherd (John 10:3-4). What are your thoughts regarding how Jesus uses this metaphor to describe the interaction between his voice and his people (John 10:14-27)?

How does God speaking correlate with our reading of the Scriptures?

How do the Scriptures as the word of God relate to Jesus as the Word of God (see John 1:1; Hebrews 1:1-4)? How do each speak to us?

 

APPLY

What is something you learned from this sermon?

What is something that deepened your faith from this sermon?

What are times or events in your life where it could have been God speaking to you?

Can a person be sure that God has spoken to them? In what ways do people struggle hearing from God?

What are practices that you can do to put yourself in a posture to hear from the Spirit of God?

 

PRAY

This week, continue to pray as a group for an ever-increasing awareness of the Holy Spirit’s presence in and among you.

 

NEXT STEPS

To say the Holy Spirit is mysterious might be an understatement. We hear about the power and the work of the Holy Spirit and sometimes it can leave us scratching our heads. But it doesn’t have to be that way. To go deeper in your relationship with God and others, here are some next steps for you:

  1. Attend Welcome to the Creek! This is a place where you can find out more information about who we are as a church. This experience occurs the 1st and 3rd weekend of every month in South Room 2 during the 11:00 service. If you attend Shelby Street, you can make an appointment for a Welcome To The Creek session.
  2. Check out the rest of our sermon series on the Holy Spirit! You can find more resources and some information regarding the topics we're covering at thecreek.org/godwho.