NextLevel Online: Prayer

Session 9: Twelve Rules for Hearing God (pt 2)

This session will be the second part of the twelve rules for hearing God.


Classroom Instructions

Materials: Lesson Outline

Opening Thoughts

Twelve “Rules” for Hearing God (pt 2)

  • God‘s guidance always serves his broader goals for our lives.

  • There are many possible reasons why we may be __________ to hear God.

    • Hand of God’s discipline…

    • Sand of the desert…

    • Green light of freedom…

  • God almost always re-speaks truth he has ____________ revealed.

  • God’s direct communication typically makes best sense in ___________.

  • When God speaks clearly, no one else’s _________ matters.

  • As always, our ___________ matters but we must not let it trump what Scripture reveals.

  • People who ___________ to hear God do hear God more than people who don’t.

Challenge: Read 2 Samuel 3 and 4. Then say “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.” If you hear him give you an answer, write it down.

Questions for Discussion and Reflection

  • Once again, which of these are you most prone to forget?

  • When have you experienced God’s silence for a time? Have you yet been able to discern how God was working in that season?

  • Are you in a season of silence right now? Without trying to fix things, how can your community come around with you and be present in this tough time?

  • How nervous are you about the idea of God communicating personally to people? Why?

  • What are some good reasons we might not want to hear God? (Hint: Think about what he actually said to people in Scripture!) Do you nevertheless want to hear from him? Why?

About NextLevel Online

The vision of Ozark Christian College is to glorify God by evangelizing the lost and edifying Christians worldwide. The mission of Ozark Christian College is to train men and women for Christian service as a degree-granting institution of biblical higher education.