• Matt Beaney

SHARPEN THE AXE (29/4/20)

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COMMUNITY GROUP STUDY – GOD IS STILL SPEAKING, ARE WE STILL DREAMING?


Opener/Ice-breaker

What has been the funniest/strangest dream that you've had?


Introduction - please read in your group

Please read Read Genesis 37:5-11.

God spoke to Joseph in two dreams. These dreams were not received well by his family who became hateful and defensive. Jacob, Joseph's father, and his family should have known better; they had a history of God speaking to them in dreams. However, even their poor response is used by God to actually fulfil His promises!

God has promised to speak to his people, but we can fail to listen. Jesus has said,

“I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear.  But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth.” (John 16:12-13)

We can stop hearing because we are too busy, discouraged or have not been teachable so have not learned to listen. Many struggle to think that God loves them and would want to speak to them.

During last week's devotionals, we looked at 3 basic practices that will help all of us to hear and do what God says. These were:

1. Read His word prayerfully

2. Keep a journal -write down what you think God is speaking to you about .

3. Share ‘dreams’ and pray with others

God is still speaking, are we still dreaming - are we giving quality making time to prayerfully listen to our Father's voice?

Discuss together

Do you have any examples from the last week of God speaking to you through His word?


Discuss/share in smaller groups from Sunday’s message:

  • What did you hear from the Holy Spirit?

  • What will you do because of it?

  • How can we pray for you?

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