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Millions of Christians have discovered this adventure. They love God more, and live for Jesus in the power of his Spirit. God has given us his Spirit so that we may know him personally: "God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts crying 'Abba! We know that truth and declare it in faith by the Holy Spirit who reveals and glorifies Jesus.
So the more we know the Holy Spirit personally, the more we will know and love our Lord personally and serve him in the power of his Spirit. For many people, these studies on the Spirit of God open new dimensions in practical living. Those discoveries often involve a shift in perspective, an "Aha! Now I see! Now I get it. As we climb a mountain, for example, the perspective changes and we may see more than we saw before.
The following two exercises may help you gain new perspectives about these two simple tasks. How many boxes? How many boxes squares or rectangles can you see in this diagram? Say aloud or write down the number you can see before reading further. If you identified the number you can see, you are correct.
That is how many that you have seen in that diagram. However, with a fresh perspective you may see more. Many people see a total of That is one perspective. There are 16 -1x1. However, one is 4x4. So that makes 17, and opens up other perspectives to find more. The four 3x3 are easy to find. Hardest to find are all the ones 2x2. You may be able to find 9 of them! If you have trouble finding 9 that are 2x2 you could look for three rows of three all 2x2.
So you could find 30 in that simple diagram. This book may help you gain new perspectives on the Spirit of Jesus. How many Fs? How many times can you see the letter F in this statement? If you identified the number of times you can see the letter F in that statement, you are correct. That is how many times you have seen the letter F there. Some people see the letter F two or three times in that sentence.
Others see F more than two or three times. The number of times you see the letter F in that sentence usually depends on your perspective. With a shift in perspective you may see the letter F more than 5 times in that sentence. It is there more than 5 times, but if you can't see them all someone else may help you find the missing ones!
Sometimes other people can help us see things from a new perspective. Or sometimes it dawns on us as new perspectives open for us. Reading the Bible often does that. God's Spirit who inspired it, illuminates it to us with fresh insights. Bible ReadingsThe Bible readings listed at the beginning of each topic can be used as daily, devotional Bible readings.
They give key passages for that topic. If you take a few weeks to study a topic, then the daily readings can be revised each week so you get to know them well. You can gain more from the Bible readings by writing down your personal responses to the following questions in a note book, journal or diary each day: 1.
What is the main point of this verse or passage? What does it mean for my life or relationship with God and others? What is a motto or goal suggested by this reading? Group studies, using this book, give you the opportunity to share these responses from time to time if you would like to do so.
However, you are not required to do that. Remember that your personal study is your own response to God -not writing something to impress other people! GuidelinesYou can use these studies in many ways: 1. Personal study: Read these for yourself, including for your devotions, so that they are not just for information but also for inspiration and impartation of Spirit life.
Family study: Discuss these studies in your home, for family devotions, either as a married couple, or with interested family members. Group study: Use these studies for cell group or home group studies, with someone summarising each section and the group discussing the response question.
Church study: Leaders can speak or preach on these topics and people can then study them, perhaps as part of a teaching series on the Holy Spirit. Each topic has four sections. So you can study one topic at a time, or one section at a time, or two sections at a time. Each section concludes with a Response. For personal study you could write down, your response to that section, as in a personal journal or brief notes made in this book.
For family or group study you could discuss the response question and share your own testimonies or discoveries. Many groups meet for weekly sessions of about two hours, which may include worship and prayer as well as study. Each of the topics in this book may be divided into a few sessions, for example each topic could be studied in two or four sessions. You don't have to try to cram everything from one topic into one session.
You can also just highlight parts of a topic and so cover the whole book in eight sessions. Some groups will want to take about half an hour of more for worship so may study only one section each time. Selected studies could be used for a camp, or the whole book at a week's camp or conference. The studies can also be used for a preaching series along with weekly group sessions. Each of the four sections in each topic can be used for a study session. So you can be very flexible in how you study this book.
Those flexible options may open new perspectives for you also! Sometimes a group session gets very interesting or powerful so you may want to go longer than usual at such times, or you may decide to continue the same topic next time. Share what you want to share in the group. Anyone can 'pass' on any question or response. However, remember we are all learning. We all struggle. No one knows everything. We need one another. Each person's contribution is important. We can all learn from one another as the Spirit leads us.
So share your thoughts and feelings without being dogmatic or rigid. The Lord especially blesses and uses humble people 1 Peter You will often be surprised at the gifts of wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives to many people, particularly as we learn to listen to him and be led by him. In group discussions it is usually better to make 'I' statements rather than 'You' or 'They' statements. Often we don't really know if someone is wrong or not, and whoever 'they' may be, they usually cannot affirm or deny your claim, unless, of course, 'they' have put it in writing!
What you think and feel is important. Speak from your own experience. Each of us can receive God-given insight and understanding from the Spirit, continually. These studies focus on a deeper relationship with God and with one another.
He is equal in presence, substance and power to God the Father and God the Son. The Presence and the Power of the Holy Spirit. The energy of the flesh can run bazaars, organize amusements, and raise millions; but it is the presence of the Holy Spirit that makes a temple of the Living God. The Holy Spirit, then, has power to give abiding and everlasting. He is the third person of the Trinity, God the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit had not yet been given at that time, for Christ was not yet glorified. The Holy Spirit is the 3rd person of the trinity, co-equal with the Father and the Son.
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By Billy Graham. With prayerful reverence and focused wisdom, Dr. Graham puts an understandable face on this mysterious third Person of the Trinity: The Holy Spirit is "not an impersonal force, like gravity or magnetism. He is a Person, with all the attributes of personality. But not only is He a Person, He is divine as well. Exciting, revolutionary power is available exclusively to you as a Christian. It is the supernatural power:.
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The Acts of the Apostles, written by the evangelist Luke, opens with the promise Jesus made to the Apostles before his return to the Father: God will give them the strength they need to continue proclaiming and building his kingdom in history. This does not mean they will have the power to organize a military coup or set up political and social groups that work in opposition to one another. Shortly afterwards, the Holy Spirit was to descend on the disciples who were gathered together with Mary. We are all called to be apostles who bear witness with our lives and then, if necessary, do so with words too. This means having an attitude of acceptance and sharing towards the people we meet every day: in our family or at work, when studying or relaxing.
Written by Charles Spurgeon,was one of the most important Christian writers of all time. The Power of the Holy Spirit is one message of faith and hope for the Christains all around the World.
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