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Session 3: Foundations of the Holy Spirit

In this session, we will discover more of what the Bible has to say about the ministry of the Holy Spirit and how we can keep in step with Him personally and help others do the same.

Heart of a Leader

  1. What are you learning about abiding in Christ? How are you practicing abiding through His Word, prayer, obedience, PCS, relationships and fellowship?
  2. In what areas of your life do you find it challenging to obey God?
  3. What unresolved conflict do you have?
  4. In what areas are you believing God by faith, beyond your own ability?

Celebration of Faithfulness

  • Share what has happened since the last meeting. Ask them to relate it to goals from the last meeting.

Iron on Iron: Sharpening Myself and Others (45 min)

Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, one man sharpens another.”

  1. What is going well?
  2. What is not going well? What obstacles are you facing?
  3. What are possible solutions from the other group members?
  4. What do you need to do to add the missing characteristics into each group?

I will ____________ by ____________

Discovery Bible Study – Foundations of the Holy Spirit

Section 1: Need for the Holy Spirit

The gift of the Spirit: John 7:37-39; John 14:15-26

The Spirit helps us: 1 Corinthians 2:12; John 3:5-8; Romans 8:15-16; Romans 5:5

Paul identifies two types of people. Compare: 1 Corinthians 2:14 and 1 Corinthians 2:15-16

Paul warns the Galatians about a danger and a solution: Galatians 3:3; Galatians 5:17

Paul highlights different lifestyles: 1 Corinthians 3:1-3

Warning about continuing to practice sin: 1 John 2:3-4; 1 John 3:6-9; Ephesians 5:5-6

  • What caught your attention? (or What did you like best?) Why?


Section 2: Results of Being Filled with the Holy Spirit

Review of Spiritual Breathing

Confess (Exhale): 1 John 1:9; Hebrews 10:19-22

Command and Promise (Inhale): Ephesians 5:18; 1 John 5:14-15

Empowering Presence

By faith: Ephesians 3:16-17

By surrender: Romans 12:1-2

By action: 1 John 1:9; Ephesians 4:29-30

By desire: John 7:37-39

Source of Confidence

Hebrews 11:6; Romans 14:22-23; John 14:21

Results of Spirit-filled Life

John 16:13-14; Galatians 5:16-25; Acts 1:8

  • What caught your attention? (or What did you like best?) Why?