The God Who Empowers Us - June 24

 
 

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The God Who Empowers Us Discussion Guide

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OPEN

Gary mentioned the power that volcanoes have when they erupt. Describe a time where you saw how powerful nature can be. How does the power in nature inform your view of God?

 

REFLECT

How did this sermon deepen your faith?

What is the overall structure of the book of Acts (see Acts 1:8)?

How is the book of Acts more about the Holy Spirit than it is Peter, John, or Paul? What are some examples of this?

Reflect on this quote by Mark Moore: “The Holy Spirit does whatever he wants, whenever he wants, wherever he wants, with or without your permission.”

How does this quote sit with you? Do you agree or disagree? How does this play out in the Book of Acts? How have you experienced this in your life?

Read Acts 4:7-13. What enabled Peter and John to be witnesses for Jesus? What were Peter and John’s qualifications to bring the message of Jesus?

Read 1 John 3:23-4:3. What are the characteristics of someone who is empowered by the Spirit of God in this passage versus someone who is not?

 

APPLY

How does it comfort you to know that the Holy Spirit has empowered you?

What does being empowered with the Holy Spirit mean for how you engage different areas of your life (work, marriage, etc.)?

Who is one person that the Holy Spirit is leading you to witness to?

Is there evidence of the Holy Spirit at work in your life? If yes, where? If not, what are ways that you begin put yourself in a posture to be used by the Spirit?

 

PRAY

This week, continue to pray as a group for an ever-increasing awareness of the Holy Spirit’s presence in and among you.

 

NEXT STEPS

To say the Holy Spirit is mysterious might be an understatement. We hear about the power and the work of the Holy Spirit and sometimes it can leave us scratching our heads. But it doesn’t have to be that way. To go deeper in your relationship with God and others, here are some next steps for you:

  1. Attend Welcome to the Creek! This is a place where you can find out more information about who we are as a church. This experience occurs the 1st and 3rd weekend of every month in South Room 2 during the 11:00 service. If you attend Shelby Street, you can make an appointment for a Welcome To The Creek session.
  2. Check out our new sermon series on the Holy Spirit! You can find more resources and some information regarding the topics we will be covering at thecreek.org/godwho.