Ice Breaker

Which person from history would you most like to meet?

Purpose

The purpose of today's lesson is to gain a deeper understanding of the dunamis power of the Holy Spirit in our lives.  

Main Scripture

Joel 2:28 NLT
Then, after doing all those things,
    I will pour out my Spirit upon all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy.
    Your old men will dream dreams,
    and your young men will see visions.

DISCUSSION

1. The Holy Spirit gives us power to be bold witnesses of our faith.

Acts 1:8 NLT But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

Q1 -  Everyday you come into contact with people from all different walks of life. Share some specific areas of your life that you come into contact with people who may not know about God.

Q2 - The Holy Spirit will give you the power to be a bold witness in these areas of your life. How can you begin relying on the Holy Spirit to share your faith with others? 

2. The Holy Spirit gives us power to set us free!

Galatians 5:17 NLT The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.

Q3 - The biggest warfare we face is our spirit versus our flesh. What warfare have you been facing lately in your life? Have you called upon the Holy Spirit for freedom?

Q4 - What is an area of your life that the Holy Spirit has set you free from? What is an area that you still need the Holy Spirit to set you free from?

3. The Holy Spirit gives us power to bring resurrection in any area of our lives!

Romans 8:11 NLT The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.

Q5 - Sometimes the lifestyle we live hinders us from walking in God's resurrection power. Are there things in your life that are dying that are supposed to alive?

Q6 - Are there things in your life that are alive, that you are supposed to die to?

Q7 - In what area would you like to see the Holy Spirit bring resurrection power in your life?

Declaration: "I declare that I will walk with the power of the Holy Spirit in my life! I will be a bold witness for God wherever I go, I will walk in the power of freedom, and I will walk in the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit!"

Application

You have so many different opportunities to be a witness for God this week. Find at least one time to speak about God. Make an effort to let others know that God loves them, and share what God has done for you in your life.