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 …]

The Fruit of the Spirit – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Holy Spirit represented as a dove

Key Thought: The fruit of the Spirit is evidence that we have a deeply rooted relationship with Christ. Christ develops this fruit in us as we abide in Him. Lessonn 7, February 18, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 5:22. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point … [Click to read more …]

7. The Holy Spirit and the Fruit of the Spirit – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

1. The fruit of the spirit. Are you often encouraged in your Christian life by the gifts of the Holy Spirit? Which of the gifts bring to mind most vividly the blessings of being deeply involved with God as a Christian? What about love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control? What would your life be … [Click to read more …]

Living a Holy Life – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Receiving the Holy Spirit

Key Thought: It is the Holy Spirit who strengthens us in our pursuit of the character of God embodied in holiness.. Lesson 6, February 11, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read I Peter 1:14-16. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. What does … [Click to read more …]

The Baptism and Filling of the Holy Spirit – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Receiving the Holy Spirit

Key Thought: As we follow the Biblical steps to be filled with the Spirit, we receive strength and joy. Lesson 5 for February 4, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read Acts 11:16. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. What does it mean … [Click to read more …]

The God We Worship
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My husband and I were very blessed by watching this video by Dr Jo Ann Davidson, Professor of Theology and author of the 2012 Adult Bible Study Guide on Glimpses of Our God. The presentation focuses on the triune nature of our God, and we were really touched by the sense of awe and delight in God that … [Click to read more …]

5 The Baptism and Filling of the Holy Spirit – Discussion starters
Joyce Griffith

Optional or Essential? What would the Christian life be like without the Holy Spirit? What does the Holy Spirit do for us? How does the Holy Spirit help us live the life of a true Christian and not just as a follower of God in name only? Do you want to be filled with the Spirit? … [Click to read more …]

The Personality of the Holy Spirit – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Praying for Holy Spirit

Key Thought: The Holy Spirit reveals to us the living Christ in our lives in all His beauty and glory. Lesson 4, January 28, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read John 14:16-18. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. How is the Holy … [Click to read more …]

How Do You Spell S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
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Man leaping on stairs.

Everyone wants to succeed. Some do – some don’t. Teachers may define success by the numbers of attendees, or by getting through the entire lesson, or by avoiding any glaring blunders. The definitions of success vary from teacher to teacher. All of us should spend some time reflecting on how well we did or didn’t … [Click to read more …]