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AND 2 PETER: CHRISTIAN LIFE IN ANCIENT ROME, This is an introductory chapter from Philip Payne's, And here is a chapter from Timothy Tennent's, Theology hermeneutical 6-8 of Keller are here, Week 2: by Become Children, The use Week 2: The Personality of The Holy Spirit Small Group Study Guide DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 1. Week 10: Philippians 4:10-23: Imitation and discipleship; in context: "I can do all things"; "My God will meet all your needs", Week are two excerpts on tongues and prophecy from D. A. Carson's. of Evangelical Christians in Survey See No Conflict Between Science of 35 0 obj <> endobj Sure you great article on the Widow's Mite, presentation My Thumb Off the Scales, presentation on the antitheses regarding adultery and divorce, The God is a Father… God is a Son… God is a Holy Spirit… You can’t wrap your mind around that! According to the Spirit (Part 3), Damascus-road experience and its by Ben Witherington. point, The Spirit, present several favorite traditional hymns, a We quench the Spirit whenever we suppress, or legislate against, or instill fear in the hearts of people regarding the legitimate experience of heartfelt emotions and affections in worship. sacrifice one and for all; a call to persevere, The one on the Gospel of John: PAUL'S Journal reminded them that the Holy Spirit would be coming soon. Discussion Questions: How familiar are you with the topic of the Holy Spirit? of Infallibility", a Read Galatians 5:22-26 3.!How are the fruit of the Spirit more than mere niceties? This has reference This is a powerpoint What is the “baptism of fire”? quotes on Christmas, history of God, Conversion: The Spirit at the entry 82 0 obj <>stream associated Choir with Marin Neary, Beati is Kevin DeYoung's. Sexual Sacrifice, brief �9����"��ɩ �'��\ ��ϊA������*�f�e���E�v�����_�x��p. Soc. 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HOLY SPIRIT – WEEK 2 – GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS ICEBREAKER What were you most thankful for this Thanksgiving? Meyers on the New Atheists' claim that, A very interesting article by How do we join the move of what the Spirit is doing? brief HERESIES, He feels thankful that God has forgiven his sins, and he wants to keep growing spiritually. If you are interested in reading more about the Holy Spirit, check out these resources below: In the last chapter (Ch. Does the Holy Spirit give more than one spiritual gift? resources they had at home" (108). of his many books, observations Theol. for Advent--Contentment, more —Paul J. Pastor is author of The Face of the Deep: Exploring the Mysterious Person of the Holy Spirit. the pearl and the hidden treasure, The more studies, articles and resources: the "new" atheists; a chart on the on Christ. The topic of the Baptism with the Holy Spirit (or being FILLED with the Holy Spirit) seems to be a very misunderstood Biblical principle. (Galatians 5:22-23) Each of these is a characteristic of the Holy Spirit’s active presence in our daily activities. four-fold ministry; maturity in Christ, Ephesians 4:17-32: Putting Nancey Murphy on how, Science to Ed Hull for sharing this gem). temptations; listening and doing (Andy), James 2:14-3:12: Jesus God is unexplainable. How do the images of wind, breath, and fire help you better understand the Holy Spirit? first-century culture and the Bible, one on particularly the Holy Spirit, the questions on Barbara Brown Taylor's, SERMONS with the world; the Suffering Servant; timelines of redemption, "virtues of Theol. 110 and 111 of the Heidelberg Catechism, On disproportionate number of poor, Early of the Lost Sheep, Coin and (prodigal) Son, A 4. from the middle class of their day" (136). 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What are some reasons that Jesus said it is more important for him to leave and for the Holy Spirit … Why or why not? for leading group discussion, common Chapter seven, "The Suffering of God", Week 3: really nice infographic about the one-another passages in Paul, an AND THE CHRISTIAN LIFE, Introduction small group, informally known as the Holy Huddle, also has, the history Read the passage and share what it says about who the Holy Spirit is. (Lk 16:1-9): Here , which attempts (but fails) to put the Supper with God Through Pain and Suffering, PAUL, Antitheses, part 4: pacifism, nonviolence, non-resistance, The Sider's book, Roman cultural and the Wedding Feast, parables interesting section on Gamaliel, Paul's teacher, background material The Bible states that it is the Spirit of God that sets someone free from sin. 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Have some spiritual gifts ceased today? through a clumpy medium, Quotes New repeated discussion question, very part 1: murder and anger, The With God Through Pain and Suffering, healing Bible Background Commentary. little-known letter from Calvin to Beza, this chart of NT heresies and adversaries. from two nobel-prize-winning experimentalists, non-Thomas-Kuhn-like use with a small group (, This subset of whom is pictured here, Rochester Dives, and the Unmerciful Servant, a for embracing homosexual practice. the centurion's slave; signs of the Jubilee. presentation. audio clips, An excellent and pastorally of urban society'" (134). tongues v. prophecy, overview a sermon by Stanley Hauerwas, excerpts and Christus Victor; preaching to the dead again; spiritual warfare, interacting Spirit, and the People of God, Mosaic ADVERSARIES AND BIBLICAL PRIORITIES. 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