Whisper: How to Hear the Voice of God

SERIES OVERVIEW:

God still speaks. Do you know how to hear His voice? The voice that spoke the cosmos into existence is the same voice that parted the Red Sea and made the sun stand still in the midday sky. One day, the Scriptures say, that voice will make all things new, but it is also speaking to you right now!

In this series you will learn that God often speaks in a whisper; not to make it difficult to hear Him, but to draw us closer. You may find it hard to believe that God still speaks, but Mark Batterson’s new book WHISPER: How to Hear the Voice of God and this 4-Part Series will help you learn to tune in and decipher the seven love languages that God is speaking to you. His whisper can answer your most burning questions, calm your deepest fears, and chart out the path for you to fulfill your loftiest dreams.

Discover how to hear God’s voice in every aspect of your life. He is speaking. Make sure you know how to draw close and listen!

(1) THE BRAVEST PRAYER: Sunday January 7th
Learning to discern the still small voice of God is the solution to a thousand problems. It’s also the key to discovering your identity and destiny in life. Finding your voice starts with hearing His voice. Is God’s voice the loudest voice in your life? He is speaking, but like any language God’s seven love languages take time to learn.

God gave the prophet Samuel a prophetic voice, but that voice started with a prophetic ear. In this message you will learn Samuel’s seven word prayer that will help you hear God's voice and that can change your life.

  • “Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening.”


(2) A PIERCED EAR: Sunday January 14th

  • "Whoever has ears, let them hear.” 

It’s only six words, but it’s an urgent exhortation with exponential implications. The word “obey” in Latin means “to give ear.” Our lives are loud and our schedules are crazy busy. We are so easily distracted and forget that God is God. Psalm 46:10 instructs us to “Be still and know that I am God.” God often speaks the loudest when we are the quietest.

God speaks in seven languages. The first language is Scripture, and it’s in a category by itself. But there are six secondary languages - desires, dreams, doors, people, promptings and pain. Your ability to learn these seven languages is the key to both your identity and destiny. In this message you will learn the first language, how to read the Scriptures, with your inner ear by not just reading the Bible, but letting the Bible read you.

(3) DESIRES, DOORS & DREAMS: Sunday January 21st
God delights in what He does, and God wants nothing less for us. He wants us to delight in His creation, in one another, and most of all in Him. In this message you will learn how God uses our hearts desires, our dreams and the doors He opens in our lives to help us find our "sweet spot." That sweet spot is the place where our God-given gifts and God-ordained desires overlap.

The Scriptures call us a “peculiar people.” Discovering and then fulfilling our unique purpose in life, finding this sweet spot, is both God’s gift to us and our gift back to Him. The journey starts with hearing and heeding His voice of desire, interpreting the opening and closing of doors in our lives, and then pursuing God-sized dreams while we lean in to hear His still small voice.

(4) PEOPLE, PROMPTINGS & PAIN: Sunday January 28th
The letter to the Hebrews says we are surrounded by a “great cloud of witnesses.” These people and that cloud of witnesses consists of anybody and everybody who has influenced our lives. God uses people to speak to the blind spots in our lives, as all need relationships that are full of both grace and truth to hear His voice.

In this message you will learn how to hear God’s voice in your relationships, but also how to make sure you do not fall short of His glory by missing out on promptings and God-ordained opportunities that we can miss. Finally, we’ll look at how we can trade in our "growing pains" in life for His praise while God is working out His plan - “His good, pleasing and perfect will” for our lives.