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September 24, 2023 / How to Hear God’s Voice: Scripture

These questions are connected to the message, How to Hear God’s Voice: Scripture from Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023. You can watch it here.

  1. What has been your experience with scripture? Has it been a source of light and encouragement, a source of pain or confusion, or a little bit of all those things? 
  2. What do you do when you encounter something uncomfortable in the Bible? Do you ignore it or dig into it? If there’s been a passage of scripture you’ve wrestled with in the past but walked away from, could you go back and dig a little deeper now? Does it look like Jesus? If not, what might that mean?
  3. Share about a time in your life when you felt you had to defend God or the Bible.
  4. Marc said the Bible is a collection of writings spanning thousands of years; it is not a manual for life. When you hear those words, what feelings do they stir up inside you? What is the Bible to you? And how does this message challenge that view?
  5. What are you unlearning as you dig into scripture? What new things are you learning?
  6. Have you ever heard from God through scripture? What were you reading? What did you sense the Spirit saying to you? What did you do with that information? Share or journal about the experience. 

Download a printable copy here.

Additional Resources (if you’d like to dig deeper):

  1. Read Adam Hamilton’s book, Making Sense of the Bible.
  2. Watch Robyn Elliott’s message, The Bible.
  3. Join The Bible Untamed, a 4-week group beginning Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023