The God Who Walks With Us - July 29

 
 

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The God Who Walks With Us Discussion Guide

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OPEN

Dan shared a story of an ultra-marathon runner who had a pacer running alongside him. Who is someone in your life that has walked with you through a difficult season? What did their presence mean to you during that time?
 

REFLECT

What is something you learned from this sermon? How did this sermon deepen your faith?

Read John 14:15-21. What does this text reveal about the Holy Spirit? How does this text expand your awareness of the reality that we live an accompanied life with the Holy Spirit?

Paul tells us that there is a war between our flesh and the Spirit. How do you view the interaction between the flesh and the Spirit in your own life?

In what ways have you experienced the conflicting desires between the flesh and the Spirit?

No one is exempt from walking in the flesh. In what ways does your life reflect one who is living according to the flesh? How does Colossians 3:5 help inform what we are to do to the patterns of the flesh?

Dan spoke about the distortion of our lives in four keys areas. Which area in your life is most affected by following the desires of the flesh? How does each area affect the other?

Read Romans 8:1-17. What benefits does Paul describe that accompany one who lives according to the Spirit? How does living according to the Spirit change our identity?
 

APPLY

How does it make you feel to know that God sent his Holy Spirit to walk alongside you? Take time to collectively thank God for allowing you to live the accompanied life with the Spirit.

In what ways to do you live according to the flesh? In what ways do you live according to the Spirit? What steps can you take to put off the ways of the flesh? How would your life look different if you lived in full alignment with the Spirit?

Choose one of the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) that you would like to cultivate more within yourself over the course of the next week. Commit to praying for a deepened awareness of the Holy Spirit in that area of your life.
 

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 the rest of our 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.