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Listening for God’s Call Discussion Starters

  • September 2020 Issue
Discussion Starters

We hope these questions will help you consider (or discuss with others) what God is teaching you through this month’s study of His Word.

  1. Why do we find it hard to listen to God?
  2. How does God speak to us?
  3. What are some of the ways Hannah might have reacted to Eli’s rebuke? How did she respond instead? Why do you think this was so?
  4. Was Saul God’s choice or Israel’s mistake? Why?
  5. How would you describe Saul’s fatal flaw?
  6. What made David a person after God’s heart? Would you describe yourself this way? Why or why not?
  7. David was not perfect. What were some of his flaws? Why did he succeed despite them?
  8. On several occasions, David refused to act rashly. What keeps you from making rash decisions?
  9. Can you think of a time when God protected you from foolish choices or actions?
  10. One of the themes of this book is the difference between Saul and David. What major differences do you see between the two?

BY Dr. John Koessler

Dr. John Koessler, who retired as professor emeritus from Moody Bible Institute, formerly served in the division of applied theology and church ministry. John and his wife Jane enjoy living in a lakeside town in Michigan. A prolific writer, John’s books include Dangerous Virtues: How to Follow Jesus When Evil Masquerades as Good (Moody Publishers), The Radical Pursuit of Rest (InterVarsity), The Surprising Grace of Disappointment (Moody), and True Discipleship (Moody). John is a contributing editor and columnist for Today in the Word.

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