The Work of the Holy Spirit – Lesson Plan
Michael Fracker

Hammer of "Love"

Key Thought: The Spirit testifies of Jesus’ righteousness, goodness, grace, and power. He draws us to Him who has the gift of eternal life. Lesson 12, March 25, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read John 16:8-11. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. … [Click to read more …]

The Work of the Holy Spirit – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

Concluding our Study on the Holy Spirit. Have you gained spiritual blessings from this quarter’s presentations on the Holy Spirit? Share some of these blessings with your class. What is the specific work of the Holy Spirit that we have not covered so far in this first quarter study? What special meaning does the word, parakletos, have … [Click to read more …]

Grieving and Resisting the Spirit – Lesson Plan
Michael Fracker

Grieving and Resisting the Holy Spirit

Key Thought: Understanding the ministry of the Holy Spirit leads us not to want to do anything that would grieve, resist, or quench the Spirit in our lives. 1. Have a volunteer read Ephesians 4:30. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. What … [Click to read more …]

11 Grieving and Resisting the Spirit – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

Alluring sin. The lesson for this week opens with the comment that sin is appealing and alluring to us humans and the thought that we are “feeble sinners.” What is the cure for being attracted to sin? How can the Holy Spirit help to separate us from the lure of sin that the evil one presents … [Click to read more …]

The Holy Spirit, , the Word, and Prayer – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

The Holy Spirit and the Word and Prayer

Key Thought: As we pray, believe, and claim the promise of the Spirit; He will be poured out on us in abundant measure. Lesson 10, March 11, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read Romans 8:26,27. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. Is … [Click to read more …]

10 The Holy Spirit, the Word, and Prayer – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

Memory Text (Romans 8:26,27). “The Spirit also helps us in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes … [Click to read more …]

The Holy Spirit and the Church – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

The Holy Spirit and the Church

Key Thought: Unity is the outcome of converted hearts and humility, founded in God’s Word and committed to His service. Lesson 9, March 4, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read Ephesians 2:18-22. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. How does the Holy … [Click to read more …]

8 The Holy Spirit and the Church – Discussion starters
Joyce Griffith

The Holy Spirit Unites Us with Christ. How can the Holy Spirit make it possible for all of us to be united in Jesus? Can’t I just accept His offer of unconditional love on my own?  What does the Holy Spirit do for me at baptism? When as a converted sinner, I rise from the … [Click to read more …]

The Gifts of the Spirit – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Church and Holy spirit as Dove

Key Thought: When we respond to the promptings of the Holy Spirit, He imparts gifts to each of us as He wills, to build up the body of Christ, serve the community, and glorify God. Lesson 8, February 25, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read I Corinthians 12:4-7,11. a. Ask class members to share a … [Click to read more …]

8 The Gifts of the Spirit – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

1. The Fruit of the Spirit and the Gifts of the Spirit are not the Same. Do you find it a challenge to understand that the fruit and the gifts of the Spirit are not the same? What is the major difference between the two? Which of the two is required by the seeking Christian? … [Click to read more …]