Communication

The Culture of Christ: "We Listen"

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Christians listen to God.  We start with His Word, because that’s why He gave it to us.  We listen through the conviction of the Holy Spirit, and through the guidance of wise counsel reflecting the Word.  This sounds simple—and it usually is.  The complicated part is when we become doers of the Word, not just hearers.

THE CULTURE OF CHRIST - We Listen study guide

Community: "Communication"

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The very words “community” and “communication” tell you they are related.  Communication is the sharing of thoughts/feelings/etc. between two or more people.  For true community to exist, communication must be good.  Perhaps that's why the scripture is so full of guidance on communication.  When we are effective communicators, it not only builds community between us, it helps us to reach out to those who are not part of our community.

COMMUNITY - Communication study guide

Prayer: "Listening"

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Most of us pray by talking.  Some of us pray by singing.  But perhaps the hardest part of prayer for most people is being quiet and listening.  How do we do that?  What do we listen for?  How do we know the difference between God’s voice and our own thoughts and feelings?

PRAYER - Listening study guide

Prayer: "Memorial Day Weekend: Prayer Lab"

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Memorial Day in the US is a day to remember the sacrifice of others.  But for Christians, worship is about remembering Jesus’ sacrifice.  One of the ways to do that is to talk with him—about the sacrifice, about the life he has given us, about anything.  So, on this Memorial Day we will treat our time of worship together as a lab experience in prayer!

PRAYER Memorial Day Weekend Prayer Lab study guide

Prayer: "What Is Prayer?"

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Prayer is communicating with God.  There are a lot of preconceptions about how that is done, but the scripture gives us the guidance we need—to know what we communicate with God about, and what form we use to do that.  All this is given to us to allow us to turn to him.

PRAYER - What Is Prayer study guide