Growth Group Bible Studies – 6.11.17
Pentecost Sunday – #2
Theme: Pentecost – “By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God.”
Warm-Up Questions: What distinguishes the major religions in the world today? What is the strangest religious practice you are aware of?
Observation and Interpretation Questions:
Read John 14: 25-28
- What did Jesus say He would do after He was no longer in the world (verses 25-26)?
- Why does Jesus tell us not to be afraid or troubled (verse 27)?
- How might knowing that Jesus is with the Father comfort our hearts (verse 28)?
Read John 15: 26-27
- What does Jesus say is true when the Spirit comes to us (verse 26)?
- What also does Jesus say will be true for us as well as the disciples (verse 27)?
Read John 16: 8-15
- What three things will the Spirit convict the world of when He comes (verse 8)?
- Why will people be guilty of sin in relation to Jesus (verse 9)?
- How does Jesus going to the Father convict of righteousness (verse 10)?
- What does conviction of judgment have to do with the Spirit of God (verse 11)?
- On whose authority does the Holy Spirit reveal things to us (verses 12-13)?
- Where do the things that the Holy Spirit discloses to us come from (verses 14-15)?
Read I John 4:1-4
- What does John say we should do to make sure what we hear is the truth (verse 1)?
- How can we distinguish between the Spirit of truth and other spirits (verses 2-3)?
- Why can we be sure that we will be able to overcome these other spirits (verse 4)?
- What of all you learned about the Holy Spirit of God excites you most?
- When might you share this exciting aspect of your faith with someone this week?
Father, thank You for filling us with the Holy Spirit, who reminds us that we are one
with You and Him and the Lord Jesus, world without end and forever.
Talk and Pray
Talk with one another about how you can Join Jesus on His mission in your own lives this week, using the questions on the back.
Pray for one another about any personal concerns or praises you have.