Is Something Missing?
Sunday, October 21, 2018
1.Being BORN AGAIN (aka, saved, regenerated, made a new creation, receiving eternal life, becoming a child of God) is something we can miss. (Let’s not!)
(John 3:7, 16; 2 Corinthians 5:17-19; Hebrews 9:22; Romans 3:23, 6:23, 5:19, 10:9-10; Titus 3:5-7; John 14:6; Romans 8:9-11; Ephesians 1:13-14)
2.As believers in whom the Holy Spirit resides, we need to be continually FILLED with the Holy Spirit and live in His POWER, not our own.
(Ephesians 5:18; Galatians 5:16-17,25)
3.Have I PRAYED for God to fill me with His Holy Spirit and supernaturally enable me to live in His power?
(1 Thessalonians 5:19; Ephesians 4:30; Philippians 2:12-13; Matthew 7:7-11)
Taking it further to help you THRIVE…
1.Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged, or confused you?
2.How do you know you are saved / regenerated / a child of God? (If you have never welcomed Christ as your Savior, perhaps tonight in THRIVE Group is the time to do that!)
3. Do you sense that something is “missing” in your walk with Christ? (Talk about this as a group and pray for one another.)
4. In what ways can the Spirit be “quenched” (1 Thessalonians 5:19) or “grieved” (Ephesians 4:30) in our lives? In what ways might these be happening in your life?