Sep. 30 - Listening Lack (1 Sm. 3)
First listen to the sermon (posts Sun. afternoon). Then use the ideas below to help you and your group apply what the Lord is teaching you.
Icebreaker idea: What's a good piece of advice someone has given you that has been important for your spiritual life?
A way to pray: Ask God to give us a sensitivity to hearing His voice and a continuing passion and ability to listen to Him through the Word, prayer, and Christian community.
Talk It Over:
Treasuring God: How do Samuel and Eli's family treat God differently? What are the results? How does treasuring or minimizing God matter still today?
Being Transformed: What sorts of things get in the way of hearing the Lord's voice? What can I do to minimize those obstacles in my life?
Loving Others: Who in my life needs to hear God's voice right now? How can I lovingly use my words and actions to bring His presence and Word to them?
Pursuing Unity: What is a specific example of a time I have experienced the Lord speaking to me through the community of believers?