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But if you are God-centered, your focus remains on Him alone. Books by Henry T. You come experienncing know God by experience as you obey Him and He accomplishes His work through you.

But Blackaby means obey the assignment.

He is the door of the sheep 7. Nov 05, Trevor Winsor rated it really liked it. Trivia About Experiencing God It is critical at this point to remember John’s clarification.

Read more on my blog at: These fine directives are pressed into service of another notion, one that is not Biblical. Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself; but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.

Unfortunately, I’ve found completing it more of a chore than I desire. The life and teaching of Jesus do not support Blackaby’s ideas. For anyone who has spent the bulk of their lives as a Christian the past 2 decades, has been taught a slant on the Bible that teaches what God can do for us – not what we can do for God. The correct answer is no. I will admit that at times I felt like there was story after story about Blackaby at a conference and how someone’s life was changed by something he said.


They simply weighed their options in light of circumstances and then chose a judicious course of action consistent with the prior general commands of the Lord. There is no hint in this passage that a believer must “hear from the Lord” even on the weighty matter of choosing a spouse.

Note that none of these involve propositional revelation, which is what we normally mean by the word “speaking. Chapter 25 – Reflection Questions. The events represent a very small amount of activity considering the 30 year time span and the aggressive spiritual activity of Acts. Such direction, according to Blackaby, is given in small steps on a short term basis. The two notions are inextricably connected, the central focus of the book.

Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God, Workbook

It is perilous to construct doctrine from historical material alone. I think the latter. Do we really require extra-biblical messages from God in order to know the Truth? The Bible never teaches us to wait for an assignment before making decisions, nor did the disciples model this concept.

Then, you have some new-age teachings that have crept into the church as well. The Assignment The concept of divine “assignment” is central to everything Blackaby has written.

We are never to question His will Even someone who has a loyalty to truth can still undermine truth. There is only one way to answer these questions.

The concept appears in Romans 8: However, in the Bible such things are rare and generally happen with key leaders of God’s people.


Not a terrible book, but I would read carefully if you’re a more “regular Christian” instead of one raised in the church by pastors who became a pastor and whose children and grandchildren are pastors.

The only two references in the Epistles to being led by the Spirit mean something specific. Of first importance, we should nurture the love relationship with God for which we were created 30, Chapter 20 – Reflection Questions. The correct answer is no because Jesus was not only the perfect man and humble servant, but also the Messiah and incarnate Son of God.

I agree with Blackaby’s general premises, that we need to do a better job of listening to God through prayer and reading. But does he teach that is how we hear from God? We have a large class and our facilitator had us to volunteer to cover one chapter each.

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At first glance this list seems formidable, but the initial good is misleading. Henry and Richard Blackaby and Claude King don’t really use nice little watered down words Once again, the Jews fail to completely understand v.

Note also that Jesus said the Jews were also “hearing” from their Father, Satan: