LifeGroup Questions: Applying the Teaching to Our Lives

  1. Why do you think there is so much confusion about the Holy Spirit?
  2. Read John 3:1-16. Why did Nicodemus (a religious leader) have such a hard time understanding what Jesus was talking about?
  3. Compare John 3:6 with 2 Cor. 5:17. How do these 2 verses fit together?
  4. Pastor Jim referred to a “continuum of life” during the sermon. Where are you on that continuum? Explain.
  5. If you are willing, tell your group of a time you sensed the Holy Spirit revealing a sin in your life.
  6. As a LifeGroup spend some time compiling some questions for next week’s Facebook Live Q&A on the Holy Spirit. These may be questions you personally have or your LifeGroup has or perhaps some common questions others might have. (LifeGroup leader, please send these to Thank you.)
  7. Practice “breathing in” the Spirit this week, paying attention to His presence in your life.
  8. Try starting each day this week by saying: “Holy Spirit, lead me today. I surrender to your loving leadership in my life.” Report to your group next week how it went.

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Helper: The Gift of the Holy Spirit

“How does the Holy Spirit help me?”

John 14:16-17

The Holy Spirit leads us into the truth:

1. Revealing to us our sin and our need for Christ.

        Breathe out: “I surrender; forgive me.”

        Breathe in: “Breathe into me forgiveness.”

2. Regenerating us when we surrender to Christ.

        Breathe out: “I surrender; save me.”

        Breathe in: “Breathe into me new life.”

3. Reproducing within us the character of Christ.

        Breathe out: “I surrender; fill me. ”

        Breathe in: “Breathe into me Your presence.”

Core CHRISTlike Characteristic: Spirit-led Servant/Living Surrendered