Our teaching team hopes that you will be able to use these materials to take further the experience of learning God's hope for you.
If you have any questions, e-mail Steve Whitby, Pastor of Creativity.
If you missed this week’s Talk, here are a couple quick ideas for you to Take It Further.
> Before listening to the MP3, look up the Biblical text for the day. Don’t worry if you don’t have a Bible. Feel free to use the web link above, or visit bible.org/netbible for easy access to an online Bible with study notes.
> What strikes you about this text? Are you surprised by anything? Are you puzzled by anything? Write down some general observations.
> If you were to summarize the Big Idea of this text in one sentence, how would you do it?
> Before listening to the Talk, read any supplemental texts associated with this week, and/or listen to any of the recommended music—these will help set the tone for the Talk.
> Finally, we suggest praying a simple prayer, either out loud or silently, asking God to help you hear clearly what he wants to communicate to you. Prayer is simply talking to the God who is there.
Here is a suggested prayer: “Holy God: Father, Son, and Spirit. In these few moments, remove the distractions and noise from my life. Help me to listen clearly, and help me to understand what this message tells me about you, about me, and about the world around me. I want to know you more. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”