Hearing God's Voice
When: Sundays, June 26–August 14 (no class July 3 or July 31) > 12:30–2 p.m.
Where: DC103 (in the Discipleship Center, across the patio from the Sanctuary)
Light lunch available, $5 suggested
My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me. (John 10:27 NLT)
From the moment we take Christ into our hearts, the all-powerful, all-knowing Holy Spirit of God enters us and co-dwells within us. The Spirit is available to us 24/7, wanting to help us. Our help comes from God, through Christ, and is given by the Holy Spirit.
So why can’t I always hear from God the way I want to? It’s usually not because God is silent, but because I need to learn how to increase my sensitivity to God’s voice and to His pattern of communication. That’s the focus of this class.
Where we can, we’ll also learn from David’s life. It’s hard to imagine someone today like David: David became a rock star (“Israel’s most popular singer” 2 Samuel 23:1 MSG), a famous military general, a multi-billionaire and his country’s Head of State. David was flawed and made several (big) mistakes, yet he didn’t lose his way. God called David “a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.” (Acts 13:22 NIV)
The 150 Psalms in the Bible are heartfelt song lyrics. David wrote about half of them. David’s raw, unfiltered lyrics allow us to see directly into David’s heart and mind. We can get to know David intimately when we read them, even though David wrote them 3,000 years ago.
There are numerous times that David asked the Lord about something and the Lord answered him. How do I get to the point where I can talk to God like this and get a clear answer like David did? This class will help us make progress on that journey.
Our six weeks will include:
- Renewing Our Minds, Part 1: Trusting that God Will Help Us
- Renewing Our Minds, Part 2: Becoming Aware of Our Thoughts
- A Willing Heart: Opening Our Heart to God’s Ways
- Daily Practices: What Are Daily Practices and Why Do They Work?
- Dealing with Life’s Problems: Using Adversity to Make Us Stronger
- Next Steps: Five Areas We Need to Develop
So let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good. (Job 34:4 NLT)
If you have any questions please contact Tom Turpin.