Icebreaker

We're already more than halfway through the year. How are you doing on your 2018 goals?

Main Scripture:

Genesis 1:1-3 NLT

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.

3 Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

Discussion:

We cannot grow or move forward without the power of the Holy Spirit. It's unfortunate that we have learned to depend on religion, our own works, and our gifts rather than the power of the Holy Spirit. It's time we get back to depending on God's word and the power of the Holy Spirit! We need the presence of God, the love of God, the power of God, the supernatural manifestation of God!

Q1 - Why can't we achieve true Kingdom results when we depend on religion and our gifts?

Q2 - God is taking you to a future that you have never seen! In order for Him to do that, do you think things in your life must change for you to get there?

Q3 - You could know the word inside and out and still have no power. Why do you think that is?

Genesis 1:2 The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.

Formless: confusion, wasteland, place of chaos, a state of disorder, a total lack of organization or order. 

Q4 - Some of us are still stuck in verse 2 (formless). Do you feel like you're in the middle of verse 2?

Q5 - The Holy Spirit is hovering over your "formless" situation waiting to bring order to the chaos. What do you think the Holy Spirit is waiting for?

How is the Holy Spirit activated into our daily situations?

1. We activate the Holy Spirit by speaking the Word of God.

Q6 - Until the Word fo God is spoken, everything remains the same. How have you witnessed this to be true in your life?

Q7 -  The Holy Spirit would have continued to hover over the chaos until the Word was spoken. Could it be that there are chaotic situations in your life that just need a Word from God?

Q8 - We must learn to speak the word over our "formless" and chaotic situations. Once you begin to put this into practice more, how do you believe your life will begin to change?

Declaration:

I declare that I need the Holy Spirit in my life! I will not depend on my gifts or on religion, but I will depend on the power of the Holy Spirit! Thank you Holy Spirit for empowering me, guiding me, strengthening me, and equipping me with everything I need for doing your will! I speak life, order and power over the chaotic situations in my life! Thank you Jesus, amen!

Application:

Practice speaking the Word when there are stressful, chaotic situations that come up this week. Don't allow one negative thing to go by without addressing it with the Word of God!

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