Walking in the Power of the Spirit: Part One

Big Idea: Learning to walk in relationship with Holy Spirit.

LISTEN TO THE SERMON

“...be filled with the Holy Spirit.” Ephesians 5:18

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23

Reflect on the message:

On Sunday, pastor Robert Herber from All Peoples Church, San Diego, was interviewed on what walking in the power of the Holy Spirit looks like for him. Tonight we’re going to use some of his quotes to jumpstart discussion on learning to walk with Holy Spirit together.

 

1. Start with prayer in asking Holy Spirit to teach us and that we’d learn from one another.

2. If you listened to the sermon or were there on Sunday, what was something that stuck out to you from Robert’s message? What was it and why did it stick out to you?

3. How have you experienced the Holy Spirit in your life?  How did this impact you?

4. What are ways you would like to grow in your relationship with the Holy Spirit?

5. On Sunday, Robert said this quote, “No one understands marriage better than the Holy Spirit. No one has more wisdom for parenting than the Holy Spirit. No one understands business better than the Holy Spirit.” Where do you need the Holy Spirit’s guidance and wisdom in your life?

Response

Practice: Take time to pray with one other person (guys with guys, girls with girls) and invite the Holy Spirit into the areas you need His guidance, wisdom, or healing.

We Won't Take This for Granted

Big Idea: Being a disciple and a part of His church is an honor not an obligation.

Read and reflect on these Scriptures:

Old Testament Reading: Psalm 116.12-What shall I render to the Lord for all his benefits to me?
13 I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord, 14 I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.

New Testament Reading: 2 Corinthians 9.7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Gospel Reading: Luke 17.7 “Will any one of you who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and recline at table’? 8 Will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, and dress properly, and serve me while I eat and drink, and afterward you will eat and drink’? 9 Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded? 10 So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.’”

Questions For Discussion: 

1. How do we see the beauty and majesty of Jesus in these passages?
2. Why is it important to not take Jesus's salvation and our calling for granted? 
3. Who is someone in your life that has lived this theme (Gratitude) out? How did it impact you or others? 
4. What has this looked like in your life? 
5. What might it look like to experience more of this value in your life? What fruit would this bear in your life and in our world? 

Response

Practice: Find a way to renew your personal commitment to Jesus and the church regularly.

For Discussion:

1. Which of these practices have been a part of your discipleship to Jesus? 

2. After taking some time to pray, how do you sense the Holy Spirit leading you to respond in regards to what we have talked about today? 

Transformed People Transform Cities

Big Idea: As we are transformed by the Gospel, we are used by God to transform cities.

Read and reflect on these Scriptures:

Old Testament Reading: Jeremiah 29.4 “Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: 5 Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. 6 Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. 7 But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.

New Testament Reading: Acts 1.8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Gospel Reading: John 4.39 Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony, “He told me all that I ever did.” 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days. 41 And many more believed because of his word. 42 They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.”

Questions For Discussion: 

1. How do we see the beauty and majesty of Jesus in these passages?
2. How does the Gospel transform us? List a few ways. When it transforms us, how does it transform the way we live and work in our cities? 
3. Who is someone in your life that has lived this theme (Transformed People Transform Cities) out? How did it impact you or others? 
4. What has this looked like in your life? 
5. What might it look like to experience more of this value in your life? What fruit would this bear in your life and in our world? 

Response

Practice 1: Gather in your Lifegroup and discuss ways you can be a part of seeing the city transformed with the Gospel. 

Practice 2: Join a regular service project like our Heart For The City service days, Austin Street Center, or Forerunner Mentoring.

For Discussion:

1. Which of these practices have been a part of your discipleship to Jesus? 

2. After taking some time to pray, how do you sense the Holy Spirit leading you to respond in regards to what we have talked about today?