Reflection Guide: Understanding the Power of the Holy Spirit

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KEY POINTS FROM SUNDAY:

  • The Holy Spirit is the 3rd person of the Triune God. Coequally and coeternally God along with the Father and the Son. He has always existed, and he always will. He is commissioned by the Father to glorify the Son and apply the work of the Son to the lives of believers. And he does this with power! There is a power to the Holy Spirit. A power we need.

  • But we must understand that we do not control him. He is not pixie dust to be sprinkled over our worship services. He is not an experience that we chase— he is the personal, empowering presence of God— with us, in us, and around us. His power is real. His power is something that we experience and have access to. You have the power of the presence of God in your life for all eternity and the presence and power of the Holy Spirit is an ongoing reality for those who trust in Jesus. The power of the Holy Spirit seals you, secures you, and keeps you in Christ every day. This is powerful stuff! In this sermon, Jordan unpacks how the Holy Spirit’s power works in our lives every day.

Here is a link to this weeks sermon if you missed it - LINK

SCRIPTURE TO MEDITATE ON THIS WEEK:
In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory. Ephesians 1:13-14

MC/DNA DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. Why is it so important that we understand who the Holy Spirit is? In what ways have you been confused about him? Which of the two misconceptions about the Holy Spirit (Drunk Uncle of the Trinity or Forgotten God) has been your primary experience?
  2. Read Ephesians 1:3-14. How does the Holy Spirit display his power in the life of a believer every day? By what means does he seal/secure/keep us in Christ.
  3. Think over the last month of your life. What examples of the Holy Spirit’s power can you think of? Share specific examples with one another. A few things to consider: conviction of sin, granting boldness, peace during trial, stirring your heart for Christ, etc.
  4. Why is it so important that we regularly recognize these things as the powerful work of the Spirit in our lives? What happens if we don’t have eyes to see this as the Spirit’s power?

Close with a time of prayer for the Holy Spirit to fill your lives and grant you power to live the way of Jesus as a community.