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Beyond the Norm Life with The Holy Spirit

By October 28, 2014April 21st, 2020No Comments

Life Group Questions

1.     How did this sermon help you?
2.     According to scripture God told the disciples to wait before they went out and witnessed about Him for the “Power” of the Holy Spirit.  Why is the power of the Holy Spirit so essential?   Can we walk successfully, the biblical Christian life, without the power of the Holy Spirit?
3.     Read with me Acts 1:8 and 2 Timothy 1:7.  Would you say that your life is full of the power of the Holy Spirit, a supernatural power that is only possible through the power of God?  For example, are you experiencing a joy, hope, love, and self-discipline that is “beyond” your ability?  Are you experiencing miracles in your life?
4.     Read Ephesians 1:13-14.  Here we read that upon belief in Jesus we receive the Holy Spirit as a deposit of our salvation.  But we also read in 1 Corinthians 3:1 and Galatians 5:25 that just because you receive the Holy Spirit it is possible to not walk in step or in the power of the Holy Spirit.  If that is the truth how do we walk in the power of the Holy Spirit?
5.     Read Romans 5:14 & Acts 5:32.  According to scripture if we are to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit we need to surrender to the Holy Spirit by trusting in Him and obeying Him.  In what areas of your life are you struggling with surrendering over to Him?
6.     Read Ephesians 3:16 & Luke 11:13 & Matthew 7:7-8.  Here we read that prayer is essential to walking in the power of the Holy Spirit.  Spend some time praying for God to fill you, each other, and OB1 with the power of the Holy Spirit.  If there is sin, or other areas that God is asking you to repent of or surrender then do so right now so that the nothing will hinder the power of the Holy Spirit.  Remember that the disciples, as they prayed for and waited for the power of the Holy Spirit, did not know what it looked like.  The power of the Holy Spirit does not mean speaking in tongues it means being filled with God’s power and presence.  It may look different for each person.   It may not always be a feeling but it will be evident and it will serve to further the kingdom of God.
Bible verses read in the sermon
John 16:5-7
John 14:15-18
Ephesians 1:13-14
Acts 1:8
Romans 5:13
2 Timothy 1:7
1 Corinthians 3:1
John 7:38-39
Romans 5:13
Acts 5:32
Hebrews 3:7-8
Galatians 5:16-17
Luke 11:13
Ephesians 3:16
Matthew 7:7-8
Julian Malotti