FOUNDATION TWO: Time With God
What book of the Bible are you reading? What are you learning about God? How are you obeying what you read?
God made you for an intimate, life-giving relationship with Him! Not to just know Him from a distance or by sitting in a church service, but by getting to know Him personally, just like you would get to know a friend. The best way to get to know God is to spend time with Him! When you spend time with God, you will discover who God is, who you are in Him and the great adventure He has for you life.
Read Psalm 27:4,7-8. How would you describe this person’s perspective on spending time with God?
Now that you have an idea of why we spend time with God, let’s look at how to spend time with God.
- Worship | Read Psalm 100. What does this passage tell us to do? Worship together to a song or by reading Psalm 103.
- Word | Read 2 Timothy 3:16-17. What does this passage teach us about God’s Word? Read John 15:1-5 together. Answer these questions in your journal/on paper then share your answers with each other. 1. What does this say about God? 2. What does this say about me? 3. How can I obey?
- Pray | Read Matthew 6:9-13. What does Jesus teach us to pray? Take turns praying out loud. Prayer is simply talking to God. You can say anything —praising God for who He is, confessing your sins, thanking God, or asking for your own needs or the needs around you. A helpful way to remember this is Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication (ACTS).
- Listen | Read John 10:27. What does this verse teach us? To practice listening to God’s voice, take a moment to be still and ask God this question: Who do you say I am? Write down whatever comes to your mind and share it with the group. If it’s Biblical and encouraging, it’s probably God because you just asked Him to speak to you!
How are you going to put into practice what we just learned? What will you do this week?