Tough Questions Regarding the Holy Spirit
May 26, 2019 • Pastor Seth Amerine
Series: Ghost: a series on The Holy Spirit Sermon: Tough Questions Regarding The Holy Spirit Primary texts: 1 Corinthians 14, Matthew 12:22-32, 1 John 4:1-8 - what do you think of when you think of speaking in tongues? - read 1 Corinthians 14- - what guidelines does Paul give for speaking in tongues? - what is Paul’s general attitude towards this spiritual gift? - what are some dangerous misconceptions about speaking in tongues? - what is blaspheme of the Holy Spirit? - read Matthew 12:22-32 - what is the context of Jesus’ statement about blaspheme? What accusation from the Pharisees os He responding to? - blaspheme is to speak evil of the Holy Spirit when you know it’s not true. Why do you think this sin is unforgivable? - most will say that this sin comes from an entire attitude that has been long developed- how is this the case? - why is it true that if you’re worried about it you haven’t done it? - how do you know the difference between the Holy Spirit and any other Spirit? Or even your own desires? - read 1 John 4:1-8 and make a list of the characteristics you should look for when testing a Spirit.
John 16:7 • May 5, 2019 • Pastor Seth Amerine
Series: Ghost: A study on the Holy Spirit Sermon: Marginalizing God Primary Text: John 16:7 Discussion Guide: Why do you think the Holy Spirit is the more neglected of the Trinity (Father, Son, Holy Spirit)? What does it mean to marginalize something? o How can this be used as a strategy in battle or conflict? o How do we marginalize the Holy Spirit? Read Micah 3:8 o How is the Holy Spirit our “power”? Read John 3:1-8 o What role does the Holy Spirit play in salvation? o What does it mean to be born again? Read Luke 24:34 o What is Jesus saying and why does He say it? o What was the result in Acts 2 of the Disciples following Jesus’ instruction in Luke 24:34? Read Matthew 28:20. o How is Jesus with us today? What can we do to connect with and grow in the Holy Spirit?