What to expect
CROSSROADS CHURCH Inver Grove Heights is located at 5590 Babcock Trail, Inver Grove Heights, MN. Before and after service is a time of fellowship with free refreshments and coffee! Services start at 10:30AM with announcements, and a time of praise through music. Our children are then dismissed for Kids Own Worship and Campus Pastor Dan Schauer delivers a message from the Word of God. Please fill out a contact card so we can send you a free caribou gift card!
PASTOR Dan Schauer
Crosspoint: God wants us to grow in love by being a good listener!
3 ways we can grow in love by listening:
1. Overcoming challenges!
Proverbs 18:13 “To answer before listening— that is folly and shame.”
2. Hearing from God!
1 Samuel 3:10 “The LORD came and stood there, calling as at the other times, ‘Samuel! Samuel!’ Then Samuel said, ‘Speak, for your servant is listening.’"
3. Be attentive to others!
James 1:19 “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.”
5 Practices to Grow in Love this Week:
Dear Lord, help me to always listen to You.
Dear Lord, thank You for listening to me.
Dear Lord, help me to be a better listener to the people around me.
2. THOUGHTS & ATTITUDES
Meditate on Scriptures like these ..
I Samuel 3:10, Proverbs 18:13, Proverbs 19:27, Jeremiah 7:2, Acts 16:25, James 1:19
Affirm thoughts like these ..
People need to be heard!
I need to be quiet once in awhile and listen.
I can learn from others.
I want to hear what ______________ has to say.
______________________ is worth listening to.
Read the Bible to hear God speaking to you
Think about the messages people send you
Remember that listening is a gift you can
Focus on the meaning being conveyed.
Suggested things to say or write to others…
"Thanks for telling me that!"
"Tell me more!"
"How are you, really?"
"You express yourself well!"
"Thanks for listening!"
"I always learn when I listen to you!"
"Let me repeat back to you what I heard you say."
Look at the person who is speaking.
Actively listen - note tone of voice, body language, speed of delivery, facial expressions, use of descriptive words.
Be patient. Listen well before responding
1. What do the Scripture references in the Thoughts & Attitudes section say about listening?
2. Who should we listen to? Why?
3. What's a good example of listening?
4. What could I do in order to do a better job of giving the gift of listening to others?