The Holy Spirit Behind the Scenes – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought: When we respond to the Holy Spirit and allow Him full control of our lives, we will reveal the fruit in our interactions with others..

Lesson 2, January 14, 2017

1. Have a volunteer read John 3:5-8.

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a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Why is the Holy Spirit likened to the wind a good comparison?
c. Personal Application : What are some unforeseen forces in nature that can affect our lives? What does this tell us about the reality of powerful unseen Spiritual influences in our lives? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your relatives states: “Most people I know that do good things for others usually want everyone to know about it. Why is it hard to promote Christ without putting yourself at the center of attention?” How would you respond to your relatives?

2. Have a volunteer read Ephesians 4:23,24.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most important point is in this passage.
b. How does the Holy Spirit glorify Jesus?
c. Personal Application : How does the Holy Spirit reproducing the character of Christ in our lives bring glory to God? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your friends states, “In my church we ask for and praise the Holy Spirit because we need to recognize more the work of the Spirit in our lives. We focus more on the Holy Spirit than on Jesus.” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read John 16:13,14.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. In what way does the Holy Spirit guide us into all truth?
c. Personal Application: Do you think there are things the Spirit wants to do in your life that you don’t recognize yet? Are there other things that other people see about us that we don’t see? Share your thoughts.
d. Case Study : One of your neighbors states, “How does the Holy Spirit tell us of things to come? By dreams and visions, a still small voice, through prophecy, by helping us understand Biblical prophets?” How would you respond to your neighbor?

4. Have a volunteer read Luke 24:46-49.

a. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
b. For what purpose does the Holy Spirit come to us?
c. Personal Application : How has the Holy Spirit helped you to witness for Christ? Share your thoughts.
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.

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.”Ministry of Healing, p. 148).

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