Chapter Five

How to Hear From God

A. How does God talk to Me?

God's word, the Bible, is unlike any other book. It is alive and full of power. It is the primary source of our spiritual food. The Bible will help us grow as a Christian.

  1. In 2 Timothy 3:16-17 it says the Bible was inspired by who?


  1. According to 2 Peter 1:20-21 is there any Scripture not inspired by God?______________________________________________
  2. When reading John 5:46-47, what was Moses writing about?


  1. What do the following Scriptures tell us about the Bible?
    1. Psalms 119:89 _________________________________
    2. Matthew 24:35 _________________________________
    3. 1 Peter 1:25 _________________________________
    4. Isaiah 40:8 _________________________________

B. God talks to us through the Bible. Each message in the Scriptures has been placed there for a reason.

  1. According to 2 Timothy 3:16,17
    1. What does the Scripture provide for the believer? _______________________________________________
    2. What is the result of this provision for every believer? _______________________________________________
  2. What will Gods word do to our lives, if we study it.
    1. Hebrews 4:12____________________________________
    2. John 8:31,32_____________________________________
    3. John 15:3_______________________________________
    4. Psalm 119:105___________________________________
    5. Psalm 119:130___________________________________
    6. 2 Peter 1:4_______________________________________
    7. Psalm 19:7,8_____________________________________
    C. Gods Word is what will help us grow as Christians. What does the Bible say about it being essential to our growth in the following verses?
    1. Matthew 4:4____________________________________
    2. 1 Peter 2:2_____________________________________
    3. Psalms 119:103_________________________________
    D. Gods Word is sometimes described as a seed that can either blossom into a beautiful flower or be choked out by weeds. Just as we plants seeds to grow flowers and plants, the Word must be planted in our hearts so as it can grow us into a mature Christian. Describe what happened when the seed was sown in each of the following instances in Luke 8:4-15.
    1. The way side_____________________________________
    2. The rocky ground_________________________________
    3. The thorny ground________________________________
    4. The good ground__________________________________
    E. Once we are given the Word of God, what is our responsibility according to the following scripture?
    1. Colossians 3:16__________________________________
    2. 2 Timothy 2:15__________________________________
    3. Psalms 119:11___________________________________
    4. Psalm 1:1,2_____________________________________
    F. What are the results of hearing Gods Word according to the following Scripture?
    1. Romans 10:17___________________________________
    2. James 1:22-25
      1. We are told to do what after we have heard the Word of God? ___________________________________
      2. What happens if we here and do nothing? __________________________________________
    3. John 14:21 ______________________________________
    G. God doesn't expect us to understand His Word on our own. He has given us help. According to the following Scriptures who has the Lord given to us to help us.
    1. John 14:26_________________________________
    2. John 16:13_________________________________
    3. 1 Corinthians 2:11-13_________________________

Do you have a daily Bible reading plan?