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 …]

Friday: Further Thought – Grieving and Resisting the Holy Spirit
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The mere fact that people anxiously ask whether they have committed the unforgivable sin reveals that they most surely haven’t. If they had committed it, they certainly wouldn’t be worrying about it. Their worry is all the evidence they need that, indeed, they are still open to the Spirit’s leading. What the person should do … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit
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Angry man

Read Mark 3:28-29; Luke 12:10; and Matthew 12:31-32. If all sins and blasphemies can be forgiven, what is it that cannot be forgiven? Perhaps no other sin has caused greater uncertainty and anguish among Christians and has been more misunderstood than has the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. Some think that Jesus has in mind … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Quenching the Holy Spirit
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Quenching the Holy Spirit

Read 1 Thessalonians 5:19-21. How can the Holy Spirit be quenched? The word “quenching” suggests the idea of a fire. The same Greek root word is used in 1 Thessalonians 5:19 and in Ephesians 6:16. This suggests that something about the Holy Spirit is like a fire that we can extinguish. We should remember that … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Grieving the Holy Spirit – Part 2
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Grieving the Holy Spirit

That the Holy Spirit can be grieved tells us that God is not indifferent to us and what we do. God is affected by what we decide and how we live. Read Ephesians 4:25-5:2. What are we told to do here and how different would our lives be were we to follow these biblical commands? … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Grieving the Holy Spirit – Part 1
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Grieving the Holy Spirit

Read Ephesians 4:30. Here Paul uses an imperative and admonishes us not to grieve the Holy Spirit. What does it mean to grieve the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit is a personal being, not just a divine force. That is why He can be grieved. But how do we grieve the Holy Spirit? Perhaps we … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Resisting the Holy Spirit
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Resisting

Read Acts 7:51. What warning was given here, and how does it apply to us today, as well? There are a number of sins specifically mentioned in Scripture as sins against the Holy Spirit. Many of those sins are on the individual level. However, there is also a corporate dimension involved, as we can conclude … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Grieving and Resisting the Holy Spirit
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Grieving and Resisting the Holy Spirit

Read for This Week’s Study: Acts 7:51; Heb. 10:24-25; Eph. 4:25-5:2; 1 Thess. 5:19-21; Mark 3:28-29. Memory Text: “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption” (Ephesians 4:30, NKJV). The Holy Spirit has the unique ability to lead sinners to an awareness of their … [Click to read more …]