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The Promised Spirit

October 9, 2016 Speaker: Scott C. Jones Series: Parting Words

Topic: Exposition Scripture: John 14:12–14:24

INTRODUCTION

 

The Holy Spirit in Isolation

 

The Holy Spirit in the Story of God

 

THE PROMISED SPIRIT: JOHN 14:12-24

 

The Role of the Spirit

 

     Empowerment for Mission

 

     Relationship with God

 

How the Spirit Works

 

     The “Paraclete” / The Spirit of Truth

 

     “Make our home with him”

 

DISCIPLESHIP GROUP QUESTIONS

EQUIP

  • Read aloud the text from Sunday (John 14:12-24). Consider reading three verses each until you’re finished. What do you remember most from the teaching on Sunday? Discuss what stood out to you as you read through the passage this time.

ENCOURAGE

  • Does the concept of a “personal relationship with Christ” resonate with you? If so, describe what this looks and feels like in your life. If not, does that bother you?
  • Discuss the image from Sunday of a helpful boss/physical therapist/coach. Do any of these correspond with your own experience of the Spirit’s work in your life? If not, what might a more fitting image be (be honest)?

CHALLENGE

  • On Sunday, we discussed the role of humanity as “representing God in the world by being in a loving relationship with God.” Discuss this idea. In what ways are representing God and relating to God interconnected? Can you do one without the other?
  • Discuss the contexts and rhythms of your own life. Where might God be calling you to represent Him? What might it look like for you to pursue deeper relationship with God in the daily rhythms of your life? Give input to one another.
  • End your time by praying for God’s help in representing him and relating to Him by the Spirit. Pray for each other and be specific.

 

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