top of page

Week #10 - Knowing God Study Questions - Thou Our Guide - Chapter 20

THOU OUR GUIDE


PURPOSE:

To learn how God guides Christians.


DISCUSSION:

1. Why is guidance a chronic problem to many Christians? Do you feel anxious about knowing God’s will?

2. List the two foundation facts upon which our confidence in divine guidance rests.

3. What are some examples of divine guidance in the Bible? What are some biblical promises that God will guide?

4. What other “lines of biblical truth” confirm that God will guide (pp. 232-33)?

5. What is the basic mistake Christians make about guidance? What is the root of this mistake?

6. How does God guide his people?

7. What is God’s work in “vocational” choices? What mistakes can quench the Spirit as he undertakes this work? What specific steps can we take to make sure we avoid each of these pitfalls?

8. If we step out in faith and trouble comes, how should we react? What are the main examples Packer cites on pages 239-41 to demonstrate that those who are following God may experience hardship?

9. If we take the wrong way, is the damage irrevocable? Why can we be sure it is not?

10. On pages 241-42, what essential truth about God’s guidance does Packer stress? How is this a comfort to you personally?


Optional: What are the two distinctive features of “vocational choices”? How does Hannah Whitall Smith ridicule the habit of regarding every choice as “vocational”?


SUMMARY:

How does God guide? How will knowing this affect your life?



58 views2 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Off The Grid

Just completed a workshop titled When the Remnant Goes of the Grid. The qoute that stands out is this: First, realize that the government, the official established church, or both acting together, may

2 則留言


Before I go to sleep tonight I just need to post that I think I got a sign (in the form of a Christmas card) on who I'm suppose to send my copy of Knowing God to - the youngest son of long time friends. I thought of him and his fiancée this morning as a possibility, thinking how cool could it be to send him my used copy and a brand new copy to his fiancée and suggest that they compare notes between the two books as they read together. I thought of them because of their upcoming spring wedding and the powerful point made in Chapter 17 by J.I. Packer that "the goal of the covenant lov…

按讚

Seven more sleeps till Christmas 2020! I just finished reading this Chapter. I love this book. I know others will find this book in 2021 for the first time (just as I found it in 2020 - 47 years after it was first published) and I pray this blog will be an encouragement. Some very encouraging words from J.I. Packer on page 241 "Our God is a God who not merely restores, but takes up our mistakes and follies into his plan for us and brings good out of them". Wow - thankfully I can't remember all my mistakes and follies over the past 47 years but I can see the good in my current life and for t…

按讚
Post: Blog2_Post
bottom of page