Today we will review the major truths discussed throughout the week. Take a moment and consider what we’ve explored. Which truths did you connect with? Which ones were difficult to understand? Allow yourself to reflect on these important truths.
Reflection on the Holy Spirit’s Coming
If the Holy Spirit was poured out on Pentecost, then what does that mean for our daily lives? What does that mean for our life together as the church? If this is true, it means you go nowhere alone because the Spirit of the Living God lives insides of you. You do nothing solely by your own strength or ability. Think about your life for a moment. God’s very presence, His very person, is with you.
And what about the church? Perhaps you have heard someone say that the church is God’s plan for restoring the world. How could that be? We are broken and frail, prone to miss the point and miss the boat. But don’t miss this: the Spirit of the Living God is dwelling in our midst. The community of God’s people is called the temple of God, the very place where God’s Spirit dwells (1 Corinthians 3:16). Oh the possibilities—oh the potential for the church with God’s Spirit at the center!
Reflection on the Holy Spirit’s Work in Making Us Holy
It is God who transforms us. We do not become more like Christ by our own power, but by the Spirit of the Living God who lives inside us. Consider this:
How has the Holy Spirit brought change in your life so far on your journey with Christ? Are you less angry, less prideful? Are you more free and bold? How have you seen God change the desires of your heart? How do you long to see the Holy Spirit work in you? Where do you long for God’s Spirit to bring about freedom or to speak truth to you?
Reflection on the Holy Spirit as Lord
As we examined on day 3 and 4 of this week, the Holy Spirit is Lord.
How does this impact our relationship with the Holy Spirit?
If the Holy Spirit is Lord, He is worthy of all of our worship.
If the Holy Spirit is Lord, we are called to obey Him.
If the Holy Spirit is Lord, we must submit our will to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
In the book of Acts, we see how the early church depended on the leading of the Holy Spirit. If the Spirit said go, they went. If the Spirit of God said stay, they stayed. Oh, that we would be dependent on the Holy Spirit, compelled by the Holy Spirit, and led by the Holy Spirit. Such reliance can begin with a simple prayer: Holy Spirit, lead me. I’m yours.
As you reflect on the truths discussed throughout the week, which truth has impacted you the most? Why?
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