Take Time to Listen

Tonight we will finish our Jr. High OTTAGETTU series on communicating with God by learning how to “listen” to God through reading the Bible.

The Bible is the story of God’s revelation and interaction with humanity.  Through its page, we discover his character, his redemptive plan for humanity, and instructions for living a God-honoring life.

Our students will focus on 2 Timothy 3:14-17, verses that tell us that all Scripture is useful and helpful.  The Bible equips us for every good work, preparing us for what we will encounter in life and building our spiritual muscles so we can be who God wants us to be.  Scripture is our window into God’s heart, and we must intentionally develop the habit of listening to God through its pages.

I’d encourage you to find time to talk with your teenager about this week’s lesson.  Here are some questions you might want to ask during your conversation:
  • How do you think God feels if we spend all our time talking to him in prayer without also listening to him?
  • How often do you read the Bible besides when you’re at church or in small group?  Are you satisfied with how often you read it?  Why or why not?
  • What are some differences between listening to God through the Bible and listening to your friends or family members?

Have an awesome week!

About Gene Reineman

Gene has been on staff @ CFCOG since 2006. He & his wife, Joey, have two children, Josette & Gabriel. Gene enjoys watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Phillies, & UNC Basketball. He also enjoys running, swimming, & playing golf. Gene’s approach to ministry, is in part, drawn from 1 Thessalonians 2:8, “We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God’s Good News but our own lives, too.” – NLT

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