called to be free
space God is not an impersonal force to be used to make people behave in certain ways, but a personal Savior (Jesus) who sets us free to live a free life.  Eugene Peterson 
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  Self-Study Guide

 
 

1 - Who is the Holy Spirit? (John 14:26; 15:26) How do you know He is a person and not a force or impersonal power? (See 1 Corinthians 2:11; 12:11; Romans 15:30)

2 - Why did the Holy Spirit come? (See John 14:16,17,27; 16:7,13,14)

3 - What does it mean to be filled with the Holy Spirit? (See Romans 6:1-16)

4 - What does "fruit" mean in John 15:8? (See Acts 1:8; Galatians 5:22,23)

5 - Why is the average Christian not living in complete obedience to God?

6 - What do these verses tell you about God's love for you?

a. Matthew 7: 11
b. John 10:28
c. 2 Chronicles 16:9
d. John 14:21
e . Hebrews 13:5

7 - How can you be filled with the Holy Spirit?

8 - What command does God give in Ephesians 5:18 and what does it mean?

9 - How is the command of Ephesians 5:18 related to the promise of l John 5:14,15? How can this give you assurance that you are filled with the Holy Spirit?

10 - What characterizes the life of a Christian who is empowered by the Holy Spirit? (See John 15:1-11; Galatians 5:19-25)

11 - What does "the abundant life in Christ" mean to you?

12 - How is the Holy Spirit's power evident in your own life?

13 - Explain the concept of Spiritual Breathing.

14 - List two or three Christians you know who do not understand the Spirit-filled life. Make plans this week to share with them how God has filled you with the Holy Spirit and how they, too, can experience the Spirit-filled life.

 

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