Growing in Hearing God

Presentation and Discussion Guide


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1.A.  It’s normal for God to speak to His children.  My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” John 10:27.






I.B. God speaks to His children in many ways.  (Give participants time to read I.B.1. and reflect on the following question.  Then discuss examples of how God speaks to His people.)  In what ways has God spoken to you?





II. Hindrances (related to whether or not you want to hear Him or think He’d want to talk to you):

     A. Biblical Understanding


     B.  Concept of God


     C.  Concept of Self


     D.  Other Hindrances


(Give participants time to read these sections and reflect on the following question.  Discuss some hindrances people encounter.)  What hindrances have you encountered as you’ve sought to grow in hearing God? 





III.  Steps for growing in hearing God and for overcoming hindrances.  (Give participants time to reflect on the following question, then read this section.  Discuss some things that help people grow in hearing God.)  What things have helped you grow in hearing God?