Archive for May, 2013

Acts 2.1-13 DN Convo Guide (May 8th, 2013)
May 3, 2013

Main Thought:

The Spirit of God is willing and able to harness the elements and augment the capabilities of humanity in an effort to allow us to participate in His redemptive work.    

Q’s

 Please consider these questions [1] with your DN partner:

  1. In the past, has it been hard for you to think of the Holy Spirit as a person rather than simply as a presence or force? Do you think that you have a consciousness of relating to the Holy Spirit as a person who is distinct from God the Father or God the Son? What might help you be more aware of this distinction among the members of the Trinity as they relate to you?  
  2. Do you perceive any difference in the way the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit relate to you in your Christian life? If so, can you explain what that difference is or how you are aware of it?
  3. Have you ever been especially aware of the Holy Spirit’s empowering in a specific situation of ministry? How did you perceive the presence of the Holy Spirit at that time, or what made you aware of His presence?
  4. In your own experience, in what ways does the guidance of the Holy Spirit come to you? Is it primarily (or exclusively) through the words of Scripture? If so, are there times when certain Scripture passages seem to come alive or speak with great relevance and forcefulness to you at the moment? How do you know when this is happening? If the Holy Spirit’s guidance has come to you in other ways in addition to speaking through the words of Scripture, what have those other ways been?
  5. Do you have a sense from time to time of the pleasure or displeasure of the Holy Spirit at some course of action that you are taking? Is there anything in your life right now that is grieving the Holy Spirit? What do you plan to do about it?
  6. Did the Holy Spirit immediately leave Samson when he began to sin (see Judges 13.25, 14.6, 19; 15.15)? Why or why not? Is the presence of spiritual power in someone’s ministry a guarantee that the Holy Spirit is pleased with all of that person’s life?


[1] Grudem, Wayne. 1994. Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine. 

Acts 2.1-13 DN Convo Guide
May 3, 2013

Main Thought:

The Spirit of God is willing and able to harness the elements and augment the capabilities of humanity in an effort to allow us to participate in His redemptive work.   

Q’s

Please consider these questions[1] with your DN partner:

  1. In the past, has it been hard for you to think of the Holy Spirit as a person rather than simply as a presence or force? Do you think that you have a consciousness of relating to the Holy Spirit as a person who is distinct from God the Father or God the Son? What might help you be more aware of this distinction among the members of the Trinity as they relate to you?  
  2. Do you perceive any difference in the way the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit relate to you in your Christian life? If so, can you explain what that difference is or how you are aware of it?
  3. Have you ever been especially aware of the Holy Spirit’s empowering in a specific situation of ministry? How did you perceive the presence of the Holy Spirit at that time, or what made you aware of His presence?
  4. In your own experience, in what ways does the guidance of the Holy Spirit come to you? Is it primarily (or exclusively) through the words of Scripture? If so, are there times when certain Scripture passages seem to come alive or speak with great relevance and forcefulness to you at the moment? How do you know when this is happening? If the Holy Spirit’s guidance has come to you in other ways in addition to speaking through the words of Scripture, what have those other ways been?
  5. Do you have a sense from time to time of the pleasure or displeasure of the Holy Spirit at some course of action that you are taking? Is there anything in your life right now that is grieving the Holy Spirit? What do you plan to do about it?
  6. Did the Holy Spirit immediately leave Samson when he began to sin (see Judges 13.25, 14.6, 19; 15.15)? Why or why not? Is the presence of spiritual power in someone’s ministry a guarantee that the Holy Spirit is pleased with all of that person’s life?


[1] Grudem, Wayne. 1994. Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine.