Experiencing God has ratings and reviews. “Experiencing God” by Henry Blackaby and Claude King (and now also Richard Blackaby) seems to be . Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God, Revised and Expanded ( ) by Henry T. Blackaby, Richard Blackaby, Claude King. For more than 15 years, God has used Experiencing God in His work, Doing the Will of God, Member Book, Updated () by Henry T. Blackaby, .

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They do not “hear” because God is not “speaking” to them.

The author and I have many things in common except I do not have the Church religion background. Did Moses see multiple burning bushes? Ananias has a ehnry in which the Lord instructs him to visit Saul 9: Most Bible studies help people; this one changes them forever. Anyone who wants to hear God’s voice. As servants, we should be moldable and available for the Master’s use This skill is vital.

They entail decisions about edperiencing how, when, where, why, and who of ministry. No one of these methods of God’s speaking is, by itself, a clear indicator of God’s directions. Second, we must live according to that truth active faith. Even then it is not through an internal “sense” of God’s “leading,” but by an unmistakable, supernatural revelation.

This was done in a time in which I had to think of God experjencing huge in order to have hope. Revelation for the Christian comes through objective sources like the Bible or prophetic utterance: Blackaby bases his entire theological foundation on the misinterpretation and poor application of several passages in the fifth chapter of the Gospel of John.

Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God, Workbook by Henry T. Blackaby

No joy, no insight, no pull or enlightenment. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Christian receives an “assignment” from God that is special and unique to each individual, the specific will of God for his own life. Chapter 23 – Reflection Questions. Getting a personal “assignment” from God through a leading or a calling is another We would do well, I think, to keep these concepts distinct, as the Scripture does.


Certainly we should seek God’s will, not ours. Jan 09, Maya rated it really liked it. Myself and a small group from my Bible study decided to start this Bible study in November, I disagree that taking a teaching position is “the world’s way” instead of “God’s way”.

Throughout the book there are also a great many times where the author references how important the book was to other people, which is a bit off-putting and definitely humblebragging at best. It helped me understand my relationship with the Holy Spirit.

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

They are the kind many would think require a word from the Lord. It can be said that the authors wish to deal with the subject of experiencing God through Bible study and obedience and are decidedly anti-mystical in their approach [1]. This is not what Jesus has in mind here, though. The two notions are inextricably connected, the central focus of the book.

Feb 01, Kymberly rated it it was amazing. What is the problem? Christians seeking to deepen their relationship with God. The Bible and the normal Christian life are filled blacksby examples of believers having a deep personal communion with God. Without it genuine closeness to the Savior is not possible. I am putting that to the test.

Philip experincing directed to the Ethiopian eunuch by the Spirit 8: It also frequently misapplied by others. Gina Levert Yes, we just finished the book. In Acts we have a focused look at a relatively short period 30 years of Bible history in which there are radical manifestations of supernatural activity. We have a large class and our facilitator had us to volunteer to cover one chapter each.

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Note that none of these involve propositional revelation, which is what we normally mean by the word “speaking. The most important part of the Christian walk is, “love relationship. It takes commitment to get the true benefit, but is well worth the effort. Joseph, Moses, Daniel, Paul.


I am in favor of the authors’ approach towards obedience and seeking to study the Bible, but find their viewing themselves as examples of faith and obedience to be rather irritating, especially considering their frequent use of the NIV translation rather than the superior M-text and their frequent references to the fictive and unbiblical Trinity.

In this case, however, the conclusion is unavoidable. Blackaby places a tremendous burden on the believer who questions his spirituality and even his salvation if divine messages are not forthcoming. Even in trying to be humble at one point he says that God had to look high and low for someone as ordinary as me. Four times the Spirit speaks. For more than 15 years, God has used Experiencing God in His work, showing believers how to know Him intimately while encouraging them to.

In many areas, the authors are simply contradictory in their approaches, urging ecumenical harmony with other congregations experlencing slamming unspecified ‘cults. It is more sound to first develop one’s theology from the less ambiguous material in the Epistles. Anyone who wants a deeper relationship with Christ, or who is seeking what He desires from them. My roommate gave me this book because he somehow ended up with more than one copy of it, which happens from time to time with books.

The rare times God gave special directives, He communicated in clear, supernatural ways.

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