Is God trying to speak to you through signs, impressions, promptings, nudging, or a still small voice? Has God promised to give you personal direct guidance outside Scripture? Does God need to direct us in these ways, or is Scripture completely sufficient? In this series, Jim Osman will answer these questions and many more, as he examines the passages often cited to support the modern practice of "hearing the voice of God."
Introduction - E.1 - God Doesn't Whisper - Jim Osman
An introduction to the subject of "hearing the voice of God." Does God speak to us outside Scripture? Should we expect regular personal direction by divine revelation? This episode introduces this subject, examines the teachers who promote this doctrine, and briefly explains the importance of get...
The Still Small Voice & The Verse on the Page - E.3 - God Doesn't Whisper
The voice of God is often referred to “the still small voice” that Elijah heard in 1 Kings 19. Elijah is often used as a model for us today. Likewise, when a verse “jumps off the page” while reading Scripture, it is regarded as the “voice of God” that conveys a special message. In this episode, w...
Signs, Open Doors, & Fleeces - E.4 - God Doesn't Whisper - Jim Osman
Some Christians look for signs, open doors, and other providential or even supernatural indicators for decision-making. Has God promised to lead us in this way? Is Gideon’s fleece a model for modern decision-making? In this episode we will examine these practices and the passages often used to su...
The Peace and Feeling Led - E.5 - God Doesn't Whisper - Jim Osman
In this episode, we examine the role that feelings and internal peace play in decision-making. Does Scripture promise specific revelatory leading for Christians? Are we to let an internal peace be our guide? We look at these practices and the passages that are often used to support them.
Dreams & Muslim Conversion Accounts - E.6 - God Doesn't Whisper - Jim Osman
Many people believe that God speaks to us through dreams and visions today. Such claims are very common in the Islamic world. In this episode, we examine whether or not Scripture promises us private revelations through dreams. We also provide a brief assessment of Islamic dream conversion accounts.
Decision-making Without Hearing from God - E.7 - God Doesn't Whisper - Jim Osman
Many Christians are crippled by the decision making process. If God is not whispering directions to His children outside Scripture, then how are we to make decisions, both big and small? Is there a pattern we see inside Scripture by which the Apostles made decisions? In this episode we will see t...