05: Obedience: The Fruit of Revival – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Revival always leads to obedience. The outpouring of the Holy Spirit results in the fruits of the Spirit manifested in the life.gless05

[Teaching plan for Obedience: The Fruit of Revival July 29, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read Acts 6:3-10.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Could what happened to Stephen in Jesus’ day happen to us today? What does His faithfulness teach us?
c. Personal Application : Based on your past actions, what indicators do you have on how you may respond to a life-threatening situation? Share.
d. Case Study : One of your relatives states: Have you ever prayed for your enemies or those trying to hurt you? I bet you’re more likely to get angry with those who threaten you or your family.” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read 2 Corinthians 10:4,5.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. What do you think the greatest evidence of a Spirit-filled life is?
c. Personal Application : How well do you or can you use your weapons of warfare – casting down arguments and exaltations against the knowledge of God?
d. Case Study : One of your friends states, “Even bad thoughts is a sin against God. You can’t say you don’t have bad thoughts, so how can a person be obedient if the thoughts aren’t under God’s power?” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read Acts 9:1-9.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
b. Why was Paul blinded on the road to Damascus? Why did God put him in contact with Ananias?
c. Personal Application : How can you tell if you are truly filled with the Holy Spirit?
d. Case Study : One of your neighbors asks, “Why didn’t Paul, a leader of the Jews who served God, not know who Jesus was? Can church leaders, pastors, and priests today be found in the same condition” How would you respond to your neighbor?

4. Have a volunteer read Philippians 2:5-8.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. What do Jesus’ and Stephen’s actions tell us about the nature of God’s work in our lives?
c. Personal Application : How many people are “almost persuaded” to become Christians or half in and half out of the church? How can you be sure to be in the right group
d. Case Study : Think of one person who needs to hear a message from this week’s lesson. Tell the class what you plan to do this week to share with them.

(Note : “Truth that is not lived, that is not imparted, loses its life-giving power, its healing virtue. Its blessings can be retained only as it is shared.” MH p. 149.

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05: Obedience: The Fruit of Revival – Teaching Plan — 3 Comments

  1. Paul must have been filled with great disappoinment and surprise to hear Jesus tell him "It is I Jesus that you are persecuting" We need to be very careful when we are in God's mission. Many times we become so missinformed that we pursue personal agenda thinking they are God's agenda. Job's friends did the same and were rebuked by God as well. Let every one of our actions as individuals and church be thoroughly weighed in the light of the scriptures so that we don't fall into the same error of Paul and Job's friends.

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