GOD'S HOLY SPIRIT

 

I ~ Relationship With the Whole World Equally Then and Now

 

 

 

DEAD/DEATH

 

DAY ONE:

 

Mark 16:17-18            (pg. 989)  God's Spirit has the power to keep people from dying if they pick up ____________________ or drink ________________________.

 

                                    Do modern faith-healers drink poison and are not killed by it?  ____________  Therefore, do they have God's Spirit working through them?  _______________

 

Luke 7:12, 15               (pg. 1000)  What did Jesus do for this young man?  ____________________________

 

                                    Do modern faith-healers raise the dead?  _____________  Therefore, is God's Spirit working through them?  ______________________

 

                                    Did Jesus have the power of God's Spirit (4:14)?  _______________

 

                                    NOTE:  The word translated "power" is from the Greek word "dunamis" which is often translated mighty deeds or miracles.

 

John 11:33                   (pg. 1042)  When Jesus saw everyone weeping over Lazarus' death, he was _________________ in spirit and _________________________________.  Who causes death, God or Satan?  ____________________ 

                                    NOTE:  The word translated "moved" in the NIV is translated "groaned" in the KJV.  This word is from the Greek word "embri-mao-mai" which is an intensive anger like the snorting of horses.  Jesus was angry at death.  And he was about to do something about it.  With the power of the Holy Spirit, he and Death had it out, and the Holy Spirit won!

 

John 11:39, 44             How long had Lazarus been dead?  __________________________________________

 

                                    Do modern faith-healers ever go to cemeteries to raise the dead?  _____________

 

Acts 9:40                     What was the title of this man with the power of God's Spirit (Matthew 10:1-2, pg. 942; and 1 Peter 1:1, pg. 1176)?  _____________________________________

 

                                    Do modern faith healers raise the dead?  _______________

 

Romans 1:2-4               God's Spirit declared with power Jesus was the Son of God by his ________________________________ from the dead. 

 

 

NOW BEGINS THE LINK BETWEEN BODY DEATH AND SPIRIT DEATH!

BECAUSE WE UNDERSTAND THE EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL PAIN OF BODY DEATH,

IT HELPS US UNDERSTAND SPIRITUAL DEATH.

 

Romans 6:4-5               When we go through baptism, we are ___________________________ with Jesus into death so that, just as he was raised, we too may _______________________ a ______________________ life.

 

                                    Our "old self" that we put to death in baptism is our _______________________________ nature (8:5). 

 

Romans 7:12-15           The Law of Moses was righteous and _________________.  But could anyone possibly keep it perfectly?  ________________  Therefore, having everything in writing, God proved to us how sinful we were and our need for help.  Our inability to keep the law perfectly only proved we had _______________________ our souls as slaves to _____________________

 

                                    What is the wage of sin (3:23)?  _______________________

 

Romans 8:1-2               How do we get "in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:27, pg. 1130)?  ____________________________________

 

                                    The Law of Moses was a law of the physical and failure (sin and death); Jesus introduced the law of the _____________________ of ___________________________.

 

 

DAY TWO:

 

Romans 8:3-4               What kind of animal was required to save life at the first Passover (Exodus 12:5, 7, 13)?  ____________

 

                                    Jesus was the spotless Lamb of God (John 1:29, pg. 1028).  In what way was he spotless (Hebrews 4:15, pg. 1163)?  ___________________________________________

 

Romans 8:6-7               The mind of sinful man is __________________________________.  The sinful mind is also __________ to God, and does __________________________ ___________________________ to God's law.

 

                                    Which of God's commands do you become hostile toward when you read them?  ____________________

                                    _______________________________________________________________________________________

 

                                    Why do you think we find it difficult to submit to God?  _______________________________________ 

Romans 8:11                God's Spirit ___________________________ Jesus from the dead.  So, if we die with Christ, God's Spirit will also give us __________ __________________________.

 

Romans 8:13                God's Spirit helps us put to death the ___________________ of the body.

 

1 Corinthians 15:42-44 Without saying so directly, what does this passage compare our bodies with?  ______________________

 

1 Corinthians 15:45-46 Does it help to have the material example first, and then the spiritual application made?  _____________

 

2 Corinthians 3:7-11     NOTE:  Exodus 34:29 (pg. 89) says that, after God gave Moses the O.T. Law, and when he came down from Mt. Sinai, his face was so radiant people could not look at him.  So he had to put a veil on.

 

                                    The glory (light) of this new ministry (gospel) will last because Jesus' _______________________ will __________________________ pass _____________________ (Matthew 24:35, pg. 960).

 

Philippians 1:17-21       (pg. 1138)  The word translated "deliverance" is also translated "salvation."  If Paul had been left in jail until he died, how could it lead to his salvation?  ______________________________________________

 

Hebrews 9:14               (pg. 1166)  How are our consciences cleansed (1 Peter 3:21, pg. 1178)?  __________________________

 

 

DAY THREE:

 

1 Peter 3:18                 (pg. 1178)  God the Son died for our sins to bring us to God the Father, having been _______________________________ ______________________________________ by God the Spirit.

 

Revelation 1:4-5           (pg. 1091)  Was there anyone before Jesus to come back to life after death and never die again?  ______  Since he is called the "first," who will follow (Romans 8:11, pg. 1096)?  __________________________

 

                                    Look at the footnote.  What could be the other translation for "seven spirits"?  ______________________

 

                                    NOTE:  Seven is symbolic.  Three (the Trinity/heavenly) + Four (earthly, as in four corners of world, four winds) = Everywhere.  The Spirit of God coming out of his throne is everywhere.

 

Revelation 14:13           (pg. 1201)  Is death a bad thing for Christians?  ________________  Could you willingly die tomorrow?  Why?  ___________________ _________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

BODY

 

Acts 2:31-33                (pg. 1057)  Jesus' body did not see __________________________.  The Apostles personally witnessed that God had _______________________ Jesus to ________________________.  In heaven, Jesus received the _______________________________________ Holy Spirit.  Then Jesus ______________________________ it out of himself.

 

Romans 6:4,6; 8:3-4     (pg. 1094)  When we spiritually imitate in baptism that which happened bodily to Jesus, we imitate his d__________________________, b________________________________, and r_____________________.

 

                                    The Law of Moses (Old Testament) was good but weakened when no one could keep it perfectly.  So Jesus came to us in the likeness of __________________________ __________________________.  He fully met all the requirement of the _________________________ for us.  Therefore, if we believe Jesus really took our place to do what we could not do, we will no longer live according to the ______________________. 

                                    In what way did Jesus meet the requirements of the law (see 2 Corinthians 5:21, pg. 1122)?  __________ _______________________________________________________________________________________

 

Romans 8:13                Our sinful nature is the part of us that sins and doesn't care.  But if we are sorry whenever we sin and try to do better, we put to death through God's Spirit the _________________________ of the ____________.  We don't have to be perfect in order to be perfect!  We just have to try.

 

1 Corinthians 6:16-20   If we unite bodily with someone we are not married to, we become what with that person?  ___________  If we unite spiritually with Jesus, we become what with him?  _________________  Ephesians 5:25, 29, 32, pg. 1108, says that Jesus is married spiritually to who?  _____________________________________ 

                                    Our bodies are whose temple?  ______________________________________  Why do our bodies not really belong to us?  _____________________________________________  What price did Jesus pay for us (Revelation 5:9, p. 1195)?  ______________________________________________________________

 

1 Corinthians 10:3-5     The previous verses say the Jews were baptized into Moses when we passed through the sea.  As a result, they ate what kind of food and drank what kind of drink?  ______________________________________  Since Moses always brought water out of a rock in the desert, who was the source of their water?  _____  (This is a little bit deep, but Paul sometimes got deep.  He was brilliant!)

 

1 Corinthians 12:13      If we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body, what is the body (Colossians 1:24, pg. 1143)?  _____

 

1 Corinthians 15:42-46 When we die, it is like a seed being planted a natural body.  When God brings us back to life, we are raised a what?  _________________________________________________

 

                                    Our spiritual bodies will be sown perishable but raised _________________________________________, sown in dishonor but raised in _______________________________________, sown in weakness but raised in ________________________________.

 

                                    Why do you think (since it is sometimes hard for us mortals to grasp things) God gives us physical bodies before he gives us spiritual bodies?  _________________________________________________________

 

                                    How exciting to contemplate?  Do you think with our spiritual bodies we'll be able to walk on moonbeams (streets of gold?), toss stardust into the air, sing in a multitude of chords all at once?  Whatever we'll be able to do, it will be unimaginable!

 

Ephesians 3:4-6            (pg. 1134)  According to verse 6, the mystery the Jews never understood until the Christian era was that through the _______________________________ the ____________________________ are heirs together with the Jews, members of that one __________________________.

 

                                    What is that one body (Colossians 1:24 (pg. 1143)?  _____________________________

 

Ephesians 4:4-7            Although we are all members of one body (church), Jesus gives each of us _________________________ as he apportions it. 

 

                                    2 Corinthians 12:7-9 (pg. 1126) explains that Paul needed something to keep him from becoming _____________________________________ because of his great ________________________________.  Therefore, he was given a what?  ___________________________________________________________

 

                                    Who caused Paul's physical suffering?  God or Satan?  ________________________  But God allowed it so he would learn that God's power is made what?  ____________________________________________.

 

                                    Name something in your life that has tormented you, but which in the long run has made you appreciate God's saving grace all the more?  ___________________________________________________________

 

Ephesians 6:12             Even though we face temptations in our bodies, who are we really fighting?  _________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________  Did Jesus ever have to go through the same temptations we do (Hebrews 4:15, pg. 1163)?  ___________

1 Timothy 3:16             (pg. 1152)  Jesus appeared to us in a ______________________________ so we could see the Word of God (John 1:1 & 14, pg. 1027) in action.  Jesus died in the body, but was made ________________________ by the Spirit.

 

1 Peter 3:18                 (pg. 1178)  Jesus died bodily in order to prove God's Spirit could then do what?  ____________________

 

1 John 5:6-8                 (pg. 1186)  God's Spirit is often described as what (John 7:38-39, pg. 1036)?  ______________________  What did Jesus shed on the cross?  ______________________________

 

                                    In order to be born again, we must first shed spiritual blood and die, just as Jesus shed physical blood and died (Romans 6).

 

                                    Before our physical birth and spiritual rebirth, we are in what (Acts 8:36, pg. 1064)?  ________________

                                    In our physical birth and spiritual rebirth, we come out of what (Acts 8:38-39, pg. 1064)? ____________

 

 

SIN

 

Leviticus 10:1-2            (pg. 105)  Nadab and Abihu offered _______________________ fire with the incense ________________ to God's _____________________________.

 

                                    Would people today consider what they did any big deal?  ______________  Did God?  _____________  How did God punish them to take their influence away from the people?  __________________________

 

Numbers 16:1-3, 26, 32           (pg. 146)  Korah led 250 men as a group to ____________________ Moses. 

 

                                    Would people today consider what they did any big deal?  ______________    Did God call it a sin (vs. 26)?  __________ 

                                    How did God punish Korah and take his influence away from the people? _________________________

 

Deuteronomy 34:4        (pg. 206)  God wouldn't let Moses and Aaron cross over into the Promised land (Numbers 20:8, 11-12) because God told them to ______________________________ to the rock to get water for the people.  Instead they said, "Must __________________ bring you water?" and then _________________________ the rock.

 

                                    Would people today consider what they did any big deal?  _______________  Did God?  ____________

 

                                    How did God punish them to take their influence away from the people? 

                                    Moses:  ________________________________________________________________________________

                                    Aaron (Numbers 20:24, 28, pg. 151):  _______________________________________________________

 

1 Samuel 13:8-14         (pg. 272)  Priest Samuel told King Saul to wait for him ____________________.  Saul almost did, but finally _____________________ up the ____________________________ himself. 

 

                                    Would people today consider what he did any big deal?  ________________  Did God?  _____________

 

                                    Numbers 18:1-3 (pg. 148) says only priests, descendants of Aaron, were to offer sacrifices.  Saul was of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Samuel 9:1,2, pg. 268). 

 

                                    How did God punish him to take his influence away from the people? ______________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________

 

2 Samuel 6:3, 6-7         (pg. 298)  The Ark of the Covenant was placed on a cart instead of carried as God commanded in Exodus 37:3-5, pg. 91, and Numbers 4:15, pg. 131).  When the oxen stumbled, Uzzah reached out and ________ _______________________________ of the ark.

 

                                    Would people today consider what he did any big deal?  ________________  Did God?  _______________

 

                                    How did God punish him to take his influence away from the people?  ____________________________

 

       But what does God say (Romans 6:23, pg. 1095)?  ____________________________________________

                       Do these examples of physical death help us understand spiritual death?  _____________

 

Isaiah 30:1                    (pg. 690)  When we form our own alliances with whatever religious authority we want, God calls us ________________ _________________________________ children.  And what does he say we are heaping? ____________

                                    ________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

DAY FOUR:

 

Isaiah 59:18-21            According to what we have __________________, God _____________ us.

                                    God comes to us like a pent-up flood that the ______________________ of God ___________________ along.

 

                                    God tells those saved from sin (59:21) that His Spirit is on them and His __________________________ are in their mouths.  Can we be saved without a knowledge of God's Word (Romans 10:1-2, 17, pg. 1098)?  ______________

 

Hosea 9:7                     (Pg. 877)  God eventually punishes people who consider his prophets _____________________________ and _______________________________.  Such people's ________________________ is great.

 

Micah 3:8                     (pg. 901)  Micah declared people's transgression (sin).  In what way does God's Spirit declare our sins to us today (John 14:17; 16:8; 17:17, pg. 1046)?  ________________________________________________

 

Matthew 12:31-32       (pg. 945)  The Holy Spirit ______________________________ us of sin (John 16:8, pg. 1047).  Therefore, if we blaspheme/insult God's Spirit (Word of Truth) will we ask forgiveness for anything?  ___________  Therefore, can we be forgiven?  ___________________

 

John 20:20-23              (pg. 1052)  Who were the only ones Jesus ever gave the power to represent him in forgiving sins?  __________________________ ____________________________________________________

 

                                    NOTE:  The word "spirit" is also translated "breath."

 

Acts 2:38                     (pg. 1057  What does baptism do for us?  ____________________________________________________

 

                                    NOTE:  The word translated "gift" is from a Greek word which emphasizes its gratuitous character - it is FREE.  For a study of gift and gifts of the Holy Spirit, see below.

 

Romans 7:13-17           (pg. 1096)  In what act do we put to death our sinful nature (Romans 6:4-6)?  _____________________  Will God and His Spirit ever die?  ____________________________  Therefore, as God's children in the spirit, will we ever die in our spirit?  ______________

 

Romans 8:1-2               If we are in Christ Jesus, there is no ________________________ for us.

 

                                    How do we get "in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:27, pg. 1130)?  ____________________________________

 

Romans 8:3                  The Law of Moses was good (7:12), but its power was weakened by our ___________________________________________ __________________________________.

 

Romans 8:4-8               We know we are being controlled by God's Spirit by living according to His _______________________  (Hint:  John 14:17; 17:17, pg. 1046)?

 

Romans 8:9                  If we refuse to follow God's Spirit (the Bible), despite what we say, do we really and truly belong to Christ?  _____________

 

Romans 8:13                Who kills our death?  _______________________________________________

 

1 Corinthians 6:16-20   (pg. 1108)  Is it no one else's business if we abuse our bodies?  ____________  Whose business is it?  ____________ At what a price we were bought (Revelation 5:9, pg. 1195)?  _______________________

 

2 Corinthians 3:6          (pg. 1120)  According to Galatians 3:10-11 (pg. 1129), _____________________________ is everyone who does not do ________________________________________ written in the Book of the Law (keep all 600 commands of the Old Testament perfectly). 

 

Galatians 5:16               (pg. 1132)  Are some worship services merely a gratifying of our sinful natures?  _____________________  In such cases we really are worshipping the __________________________ of our __________________ nature.

 

Galatians 5:17-21         Look at the list of acts of the sinful nature.  Which ones are you struggling to avoid?  __________________

                                    _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________

 

Galatians 6:1                 It is not up to us to pounce on someone caught in sin.  If we know about it, we should do what?  ______________________________ _______________________________________________  Why?  _________________________________

 

Galatians 6:7-8             If we worship God in order to please our human nature, will we sow true Spirit?  ____________

 

Hebrews 3:7                 (pg. 1162)  During times of testing, sometimes we ________________________ our hearts and rebel.

 

                                    Once our hearts are hardened, we are likely to commit the unforgivable sin which is what (see note on Matthew 12:31)?  ___________________________________________________________________

 

 

DAY SIX:

 

Hebrews 10:26, 29       Once we have seen directly from the Word of God how we should live and worship, but keep doing differently, what is there no more of?  _______________________________________________________  When we keep doing them, what are we doing to God's Spirit?  __________________________________

 

1 Peter 3:18                 (pg. 1178)  Jesus was ___________________________ but we are ______________________.  It is we who should have been crucified.  If we hadn't sinned, Jesus would not have had to die to save us.  It was the only way it could be done.

 

Revelation 1:4-5           (pg. 1091)  What did Jesus have to give in order to free us of our sins?  ___________________________

 

                                    NOTE:  God asks so little of us.  What if he'd asked us each to be crucified to be saved?  Jesus was our substitute!  How can we keep sinning by disobeying him in worship or everyday life and thinking it isn't any big deal?

 

 

                                                                                COMMAND

 

Numbers 24:1-2, 13-14           (pg. 156)  What did Balaam say he would turn down if it meant going beyond God's command?  ______________________________________________________________________________________

 

                                    What is our price to compromise our beliefs?  Acceptance by our friends?  Doing what we enjoy even if it is not what God said he enjoys?  What?  ___________________________________________________

 

Deuteronomy 34:9        (Pg. 206)  Even though God gave Moses great miraculous powers, still the people had to _____________ to him and do what God ______________________ them through Moses.

 

2 Chronicles 24:20-21  (pg. 443)  Disobeying God's commands is the same as f______________________________ the Lord.

 

                                    When this prophet insisted on the people obeying all of God's commands, what did they do to him? ___________________  ___________________________________________________  Where did they do it?  _______________  Have you ever felt the victim of character assassination within the church because you wanted to obey all of God's commands?  ________________  If so, why do you think they did this to you?  _____________ ______________________________________________________________

 

Matthew 28:19-20       (pg. 967)  Even if we're baptized, we still have to _________________________ ____________________ Jesus has _______________________ us.  Only then will Jesus be with us.

 

                                    7:21, "Not ________________________________________ who says to me, 'Lord!

                                    ____________________!' will enter the kingdom of ______________________________, but only he who does the __________________________ of my Father who is in heaven.  Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord did we not _________________________________________ in your name, and in your name _____________________________ our ___________________________ and perform many __________ __________________________?'  Then I will tell them plainly, 'I ________________________________ _______________________________.  Away ____________________________ me, you

                                    ________________________________!'"

 

John 14:15-16              (pg. 1046)  Even if we declare in the holiest of terms how much we love Jesus, but we refuse to believe and follow his commands, do we really and truly love him?  ____________

 

                                    How do we prove we love Jesus?  ____________________________________________  Are Jesus' commands in our imaginations?  ___________  Where are they?  ________________________________

 

                                    If we blatantly disobey God the Son, even though we act very "holy," will God the Father love us (see v. 21)?  ________________

 

                                    Who will judge us, our friends or God?  ______________________  Who died for us, our friends or Jesus? _________________________________  If we had to make a choice, who would we spend eternity with, our friends or God?  ________________________________

 

Romans 2:25, 29          (pg. 1092)  Even if we obey God in outward, seeable ways, if we only want to obey God in what we want to do, has our outward religion done us any good?  _________________  Our outward worship is only effective if we also worship and obey him where? _____________________________________________

 

                                    Do we prefer to be praised by our friends or God?  _________________________

 

                                    We must cut off our stubborn will, our arrogance, from our hearts and follow God no matter how unpopular his command is among our friends.  Is it easy?  _____________  Will God give us strength where we are weak?  _______________