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Unformatted text preview: • This is something we do best in community (1 Sam. 3:8) What tools do Christians have for Discernment? 1. The Holy Spirit 2. Scripture 3. The Christian Community • Both recipient and filter for discernment • Provides important cheeks and balances 4. Reason and experience John Cassian’s tests for weighing options 1. Is it filled with good for all? 2. Is it heavy with fear of God? 3. Is it genuine feelings that underlie it? 4. It is lightweight because of human show or some thrust toward novelty? 5. Has the burden of vainglory lessened its merit? 5.Solitude and silence-Noise shuts out the voice of God-John Ortberg: “solitude is the one place where we can gain freedom from the forces of society that will otherwise relentlessly mold us”-As grow in silence, learn to recognize God’s voice What it means if don’t hear from God: • He wants you to decide for yourself...
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2011 for the course UBBL 100 taught by Professor Pyeon during the Spring '07 term at Azusa Pacific.
- Spring '07