GOD'S HOLY SPIRIT

 

II ~ Relationship With God's People After New Testament Written

 

 

 

DAY ONE:

 

1 Thessalonians 1:6 (pg. 1146) The Christians in Thessalonica became __________________________ of Paul and the Lord. What was the price they had to pay for doing this? ____________________________________________ Did Paul think they should stop so the persecution would let up? _________________________________________ What reaction did he say they should have to the persecution? ____________________________________________________

 

How can God's Spirit give joy in such circumstance? Ephesians 6:12 (pg. 1137) gives us a clue. Our persecution just shows that we are being effective fighting against who in spiritual realms? ___________ _______________________________________________

 

Now look at Romans 8:37 (pg. 1097). We cannot be "more than conquerors" unless we have something to conqueror! We cannot have "victory in Jesus" unless we have something to be victorious over! God gives us our assignment as soldiers of the cross and he fights right along beside us. What a privilege!

 

1 Thessalonians 4:8 When we show a Scripture to someone and they reject both the Scripture and us, Who are they really rejecting? _________________________________

 

2 Timothy 1:7 (pg. 1155) There is a difference in courage and power. When we concentrate on courage, we are acknowledging our fear. But if we concentrate on power, we are not afraid of what people will do to us.

 

What casts out fear (1 John 4:18, pg. 1185)? ____________________________

Who is power (Romans 15:13)? ________________________________

What else is He called (John 14:17 and 17:17, pg. 1046)? ______________________________________

 

Hebrews 4:12 (pg. 1163) What is the sword that the Holy Spirit uses to fight Satan and evil and wrong teachings? ____________________________

 

Hebrews 6:4 What is the heavenly gift referred to here (see Acts 2:38, pg. 1057)? _____________________________

 

Revelation 22:17 (pg. 1207) Who is the bride, the promised wife of Christ (Ephesians 5:28-29, pg. 1136)? ___________ The church is made up of people who have received God's free gift of the _________________________

 

The doomsday prophets of today do not frighten us. The sooner Jesus comes, the better. For any of us, it may be tomorrow, for tomorrow we may die. Do we fear it? No! Come, Lord Jesus! Come!

And how does Jesus reply (Revelation 22:20)? _______________________________________________

 

 

SEAL/DEPOSIT/PROMISE

 

Judges 6:34-40 (pg. 239) The Spirit of God came upon Gideon, but he wanted PROOF that God would keep his PROMISE to _______________ Israel by his ______________________ (v. 36). What kind of proof did he ask for? __________________________________________

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Acts 1:4b-5; 2:1-4 (pg. 1054) God PROMISED the Apostles that in a few days they would be ________________________ by the Holy Spirit. What two tangible PROOFS did God give them to show he kept his PROMISE? They heard the sound of _________________________________ and saw the tongues of _________________.

 

Acts 2:32-33 God ____________________________ Jesus to _______________ with _______________________ of the fact. This is our PROOF God gave the PROMISED Holy Spirit to Jesus to in turn pour out on us.

 

Romans 1:2-4 (pg. 1090) In what way did God promise the gospel to Old Testament prophets? (Hint: What is the basic theme of the first half of Isaiah 9, pg. 671, and the theme of chapter 53?) Jesus' b___________________ and d_________________________. The __________________________ was PROMISED through God's prophets.

 

2 Corinthians 1:22 (pg. 1119) God set his _________________ of ownership on you and me, and put his Spirit (Word) in our ____________________________ as a ___________________________, __________________________ our salvation.

 

NOTE: The comments in Revelation 9:4 (pg. 1197) about having the seal on our forehead is just changing a noun (name of something) into a verb (an action).

 

2 Corinthians 5:2-5 We all groan and long for our h______________________________ d______________________. some day our ________________________ will be ____________________ by ________________. God's Spirit (Word) is our _________________________, ________________________ what is to come.

 

NOTE: Thank God, He gave us something tangible to guarantee we will go to heaven. We have His Word written down! We have proof he kept all his promises in the past (see O.T. especially). Therefore we have NO DOUBTS he will keep the promise of heaven too!

 

Galatians 3:14 (pg. 1130) God redeemed both Jews and Gentiles so we can receive the _____________________ of the Holy Spirit. What was promised to Abraham (Hebrews 11:8, 10, pg. 1169)? Abraham was promised a ___________________________ with foundations whose builder is _____________________. What city is that (Revelation 21:10, 14, pg. 1206)? __________________________ ______________________________________

 

Ephesians 1:13 (pg. 1131) We must hear (read) the _________________ of _______________________, the __________ ___________________, to be saved. Then God _________________ us with a _____________________, the ___________________________ Holy Spirit, who is a _______________________ _______________ our _____________________________.

 

Revelation 9:4 (pg. 1197) talks about having a seal on our foreheads so we can be saved. That seal (a noun/name) is explained here as a verb/action. What is the seal/being sealed? __________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________

 

Ephesians 3:4-6 Both Jews and Gentiles - all people of earth - can be sharers together in the _______________________.

 

In fact, the church exists to explain it to principalities and powers in heavenly places (3:10). We Christians have more influence than we realize! What confidence God has placed on us!

 

Ephesians 4:30-31 We were sealed by the Holy Spirit for the day of __________________________. On that day we will redeem our promise for the prize - heaven.

 

2 Timothy 1:13-14 (pg. 1055) We must _______________________________ the good deposit that was _________________ to us. If the Holy Spirit is the Word, we must guard the word. How can we do that? ________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

WORSHIP

 

DAY THREE:

 

John 4:23-24 (pg. 1031) In what way do we worship in truth (John 17:17, pg. 1408)? __________________________ But if we worship in truth only, we are legalists.

 

What is one way we worship in spirit (Colossians 3:16)? ______________________________

But if we worship in spirit only, we are emotionalists.

 

Acts 13:2-4 (pg. 1069) In what two ways were these Christians worshipping? _______________________________

In your own words, what are the other ways Jesus set the example for early Christians to worship God in Spirit and in Truth?

 

Matthew 26:30, pg. 963 __________________________________________________________________

Luke 2:46, pg. 993 ______________________________________________________________________

Luke 4:16-17, pg. 996 ___________________________________________________________________

Luke 6:12, pg. 998 ______________________________________________________________________

1 Corinthians 11:23-26, pg. 1113 ________________________________________________________

 

Philippians 3:3 (pg. 1140) The Jews kept following Paul around telling the new Christians that, to be saved, they needed to keep Jewish rites. What are some ways some people today say we must worship to make sure we are saved, even though not in the Bible? ________________________________________________________

 

In God's eyes, what are some other ways we worship Him?

 

Revelation 8:4, pg. 1197 _______________________________________________________________

Hebrews 13:15, pg. 1171 _________________________________________________________________ 1 Timothy 3:16, pg. 1152 _________________________________________________________________ Philippians 4:15, 18, pg. 1141 _____________________________________________________________

Romans 12:1, pg. 1100 ___________________________________________________________________

Matthew 25:35-36, pg. 962 _______________________________________________________________

 

 

PRAYER

 

Acts 4:31 (pg. 1059) On their release by the Jewish Council, Peter and John could hardly wait to do what with the other Christians in the city? ______________________________________________ As a result of this prayer giving God credit for their victory, God's Spirit filled them and enabled them to do what? _________________________________________________________________________

 

Romans 8:26 (p. 1097) During prayer, what does God's Spirit do for us? _____________________________________

 

In light of verse 23, are these groanings words? ______________ Where do the groans occur? _______

 

Romans 15:30 Prayer is a what? _____________________________________

 

If we struggle with/for someone in prayer, even though we don't have the courage or ability to do what they do, does it make us a participant with them? ________________________________

 

Ephesians 1:16-18 (pg. 1133) Paul never stopped giving _____________________________, asking God to give the Spirit of ___________________, and that the ___________________ of their heart will be ____________________.

 

Ephesians 6:18 If praying in the Spirit means praying in "unknown tongues" would it be sinful to pray in a language people know? _________________________________ We are to pray in the Spirit on all ___________________ with all ______________________ of _______________________. So we must be __________________ to what is going on in the lives of the saints around us.

 

Philippians 1:13-21 (pg. 1138) Where was Paul (v. 13)? _________________________ He was grateful for prayers and the help of whose Spirit? ______________________________. Paul knew that (Romans 8:28, pg. 1097 - quote it) "_______________________________________________________________________________________________________.

 

Jude 20-21 (pg. 1190) When we pray in God's Spirit, we are praying in line with what (John 14:17, 17:17, pg. 1046)? ______________________________________________ By doing this, we keep ourselves in God's _____________________. This, in turn, will keep us going while we wait for Jesus to __________________________________________________ us to ___________________________________________.

 

 


PEACE

 

 

DAY FOUR:

 

1 Samuel 16:14 (pg. 277) How did Saul feel after The Holy Spirit left him? __________________________

 

NOTE: The word translated "evil" is from the Hebrew word "ra" and also means sore or troubled. Saul had fought God and lost. But he continued being willful and stubborn; he continued to defy God. Madolyn Murray O'Hare, the famous atheist activist once went outside and shook her hand at the sky and told God, "I will win!" All her life, according to her son, the thought of God tormented her.

 

John 20:20-23 (pg. 1053) Peace with Jesus meant they would....

 

v. 21 Have to "go into all the world and preach the gospel" (Mark 16:15, pg. 989).

 

v. 22 Accept God's Spirit (Word) in their hearts and lives.

 

v. 23 Act as peacemakers between God and man by showing them how to have their sins forgiven.

 

Do these things necessarily mean we will have peace with the world? ________________

 

NOTE: Jesus breathed God's Spirit into them. The word "spirit" is also translated "breath."

 

Acts 9:31 (pg. 1065) Look at verses 9 & 18. Why did the church enjoy a time of peace? ___________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ In what two ways did God's Spirit help the church? ___________________________________________ ___________________________________

 

 

Romans 8:6-7 (pg. 1096) The ________________________ controlled by God's Spirit is ________________________ and ___________________________________. What is God's Spirit (John 14:17; 17:17, pg. 1046)? _________________________________________________ Therefore, if we have a highly emotional experience during worship, does that necessarily mean God's Spirit is controlling our mind? ____________________

 

Romans 14:17-18 The kingdom of God is r______________________________, p______________________________, and j_______________________________.

 

Romans 15:13 God ___________________ us with all ____________________ and ________________________ as we _______________________ him, so we may overflow with ______________________.

 

NOTE: When I was having faith problems, I found I could still hope! K.

 

Galatians 5:19-22 (pg. 1132) Notice in verse 19, sins are listed as "acts of the sinful nature." Goodness described in verse 22 is the __________________ of the Spirit. List these fruits: _______________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Look at this list. Which ones are you struggling to observe? _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________

 

Ephesians 4:2-6 (pg. 1135) What four qualities in verse 2 are summarized in verse 3 as creating a "bond of peace" with each other? _____________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________

List the 7 ways God's Spirit makes us one. _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________

 

Do you see the Trinity in this passage?

 

Is it your opinion that churches have more peace by adding more and different activities to their worship or keeping it simple? ______________________________________________________________________

 

Revelation 1:4 (pg. 1091) Here is the Apostle John, probably 90+ years old who has been exiled to an island off of Ephesus. He's the last of the Apostles. His eleven friends have all been brutally tortured to death. Oh how he misses his friend, Jesus. Yet, in the midst of all this, he can still pass on g______________________ and p__________________________________ to those he is writing.

 

 

COMFORT

 

 

DAY FIVE:

 

John 14:16-17 (pg. 1046) Jesus was about to give His life for our sins so we could be saved. What a comfort! Now Jesus is about to send another Counselor, the Spirit of ______________________________.

 

NOTE: The KJV calls the Counselor, the Comforter. This is a translation of the Greek word "paraklesis," meaning called to one's side.

 

John 14:26 God's Comforter/Counselor will _________________ the Apostles all things and ____________________ them of everything. How does God's Spirit teach us today (hint 17:17)? _________________________

 

John 15:26 The word Counselor is sometimes used to describe an attorney by one's side in court. But our Counselor will also do what for us and God's Spirit? _______________________________

 

John 16:7 Thus far, everyone had to remember what Jesus was saying orally. In light of John 17:17, in what way does God's Comforter/Counselor help us so we don't have to remember everything (Romans 15:4)?

___________________________________________ Jesus was confined to a body on earth. But from heaven he can put his spirit in all of us.

 

Philippians 2:1 We have comfort from Jesus' ___________________________, as well as tenderness and _____________ ______________________________. No other religion in the world is based on a personal God who actually loves us!

 

 

FELLOWSHIP

 

Psalm 139:7 (pg. 609) (See also end of lesson) What is impossible, no matter how far away we think we are from God? _______________________________________________________________

 

2 Corinthians 13:14 (p. 1127) From the Trinity, we receive ____________________ from God the Son, _________________ from God the Father, and ______________________________________ from God the Spirit.

 

Philippians 2:1 (pg. 1139) Christians have __________________ with God's Spirit.

 

The word translated "fellowship" is from the Greek Word "koinonia" and is also translated communication. God talks to us through the Bible, and we talk to him through ___________________________.

 

 

LOVE

 

Matthew 12:18, 21 (pg. 945) God welcomes us into his family so we, too, are the ones God ___________________ in, whom he ___________________.

 

John 14:15-16 (pg. 1046) Is love for Jesus just an emotional experience? ___________ What else is it? _________________________________ _______________________________________________________

 

Romans 15:30 (pg. 1103) If the ____________________ love of the Spirit is in us, we will _______________________ others in their __________________________.

 

2 Corinthians 6:6 (pg. 1122) God's Spirit creates in us what kind of love? _______________________________________

 

 

JOY

 

DAY SIX:

 

Psalm 51:10-14 (pg. 556) When we can't feel God's love, God's Spirit can ______________________ the joy of our _________________ _________________________________. What kind of spirit within us sustains us until heaven? _____________________ Then we will ___________________ transgressors God's ways and our tongues will ________________ of God's _________________________________________.

 

Isaiah 42:1 (pg. 703) How does God the Father feel toward those upon whom he puts His Spirit? _______________

 

Luke 10:21 (pg. 1006) Then he ___________________________ the Father for revealing himself, which was his good ____________ _____________________________.

 

Acts 9:1, 18, 31 (pg. 1065) When persecution stopped, what did the church enjoy? __________________________ And that did what three things for them? ____________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Acts 13:49-52 (pg. 1071) The disciples (Christians) were ________________ with joy because the ______________ of the Lord ________________________ through the whole region. It was the talk of the town! (Both good news and bad news makes headlines.)

 

Acts 15:3, 8 (pg. 1072) What made Paul and Barnabus and the brothers glad? ________________________________ -_______________________________________________________________________________________

 

Romans 14:17-18 (pg. 1102) A Christian lives with what three attributes from God's Spirit? _________________________ ___________________________________ _____________________________________________________ How does God the Father react to that? _____________________________________ How to people in the community react to that? __________________________

 

Romans 15:13-14 We are filled with joy and peace when we do what to God? ___________________________________. This makes us overflow with what from God's Spirit? ______________________

 

What three things should we be having and doing as a result? ________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________

 

Galatians 5:22-23 (pg. 1132) Is there a law anywhere in the world against love, joy, peace, etc.? _____________________

 

Ephesians 1:3, 5 (pg. 1133) God has predestined all who believe in Jesus to be his children by what method? _________

 

Philippians 2:1-4 (pg. 1139) Every time Paul remembered these Christians, he _________________ God. All his ___________________________ for them were always with joy because of their partnership in spreading the ____________________________.

 

1 Thessalonians 1:6-7 (pg. 1146) We _____________________________ the _______________________ with joy, and so become ______________________________ to all believers everywhere.

 

Try to describe the kind of joy you feel by discovering God's truths in the Bible for yourself? _____________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ -_______________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

FELLOWSHIP OF GOD'S SPIRIT

 

O Lord, you have searched me and you know me.

You know when I sit and when I rise;

You perceive my thoughts from afar.

You discern my going out and my lying down;

You are familiar with all my ways.

 

Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord.

You hem me in - behind and before;

You have laid your hand upon me.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,

Too lofty for me to attain.

 

When can I go from your Spirit?

Where can I flee from your presence?

If I go up to the heavens, you are there;

if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

 

If I rise on the wings of the dawn,

If I settle on the far side of the sea,

Even there your hand will guide me,

Your right hand will hold me fast.

 

If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me

And the light become night around me,"

Even the darkness will not be dark to you;

The night will shine like the day,

For darkness is as light to you.

 

For you created my inmost being;

You knit me together in my mother's womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

My frame was not hidden from you

 

When I was made in the secret place.

When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,

Your eyes saw my unformed body.

All the days ordained for me were written in your book

Before one of them came to be.

 

How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!

How vast is the sum of them!

Were I to count them,

they would outnumber the grains of sand.

When I awake, I am still with you....

 

Search me, O God, and know my heart;

Test me and know my anxious thoughts.

See if there is any offensive way in me,

And lead me in the way everlasting.

 

Psalm 139