Monthly Archives: September 2015

Temporary Suspension

This morning I discovered that St. John Studies was suspended.  I immediately contacted WordPress and we have the site up and running again.  Sorry for any inconvenience. David C. Advertisements

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Hard Hat

Dr. Willard promises at the end of Chapter 3 that we will be getting into the nitty gritty of hearing from God in Chapter 4. But… He wants to make one more point before he begins. “Indeed, if you call … Continue reading

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The Wrong Ways

To conclude Chapter 3, Dr. Willard talks about three mistaken interpretations of God’s Word. Even though I will draw heavily from the book, I want to discuss each of the three misinterpretations. Let’s comment on the “message-a-minute view.” Some may … Continue reading

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God as Co-laborer

Today are we as Christians doing God’s work? That might seem like an unusual question but is it? Dr. Willard cites Paul as an example; “his Holy Spirit would not let him go.” “These purposeful and conscious communications by words … Continue reading

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A Path Toward More

“Do not be like a horse or mule, without understanding, whose temper must be curbed with bit or bridle.” [Psalm 32:9] Dr. Willard uses this Psalm to get us thinking about our role in the process of receiving a word … Continue reading

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God: He Wants More Than Blind Faith

I truly am not special. Ask my wife. Yet when I picked Hearing God as a book to study, I knew I was interested in this topic because I think it is good for Christians to seek direction from God … Continue reading

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The Limitations of Blind Faith

Google “blind faith.” You see two definitions: 1. complete trust or confidence in someone or something 2. strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof. In my opinion those two … Continue reading

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