Walking with God is a tremendous adventure that you will never regret. He certainly does want to use you. He will use anyone greatly; whose heart is truly His!
Now, may I suggest that we focus our thoughts on the ministry of the Holy Spirit and His relationship to us. You see, every Christian can have an exciting adventure with God every day when they know the reality of being filled with the Holy Spirit and live constantly, moment by moment, under His gracious direction. This may be a review for you but please go to: Ministry of the Holy Spirit – The Spirit Filled Life. Without the power of the Holy Spirit, the Christian life is impossible to live. However, when you are filled and empowered with the Holy Spirit, Christ is living His life through you and you are pleasing God moment by moment! You are in for some exciting times!
After you finish that presentation, go to www.transferableconcepts.com. This is actually a very valuable site that you should visit often. There are 10 concepts presented which are life changing and easy to share with others!. By sharing what you learn with others you are actually discipling them, as commanded by our Lord in Matthew 28:19-20. For our purposes here, please click the links for the concepts: “Be filled with the Holy Spirit” and “Walking in the Holy Spirit”.
When you are finished with reading the two selections, copy these questions in another e-mail and send them back with your answers:
Walking in the Power of the Holy Spirit
·How do the accounts of the following people demonstrate their walk in the Spirit?
a. Paul – Acts 18:4-11 (See Philippians 4)
b. Peter – Acts 3:1-26 (See Acts 4:13)
c. Stephen – Acts 6:8-15 (See Acts 7:51-60)
·What does it mean to you to cast your cares upon the Lord? How can you do this?
·What does the example of the vine and branches in John 15:1-8 mean to you in your Christian life?
·How would you describe the effects of spiritual fitness as expressed in “Spiritual Breathing.” (See Romans 14:23, 1 John 1:9, 1 Corinthians 10:13; Ephesians 5:18; 1 John 5:14,15)
·What promise does God make to you in 1 John 2:1-6?
·List any areas of your life in which “self” is on the throne. List the areas in which Jesus is not on the Throne. What practical steps will you take this week to give Jesus Christ control of those areas where “self” is on the throne?
·What armor used to defend yourself against the world, the flesh and the devil does Ephesians 6:11-18 describe?
·What do these verses teach about the role of prayer in the life of the believer?
a. Hebrews 4:15,16
b. James 5:16
c. 1 Samuel 12:23
d. James 1:5
·How can you experience the “abundant Christian life”? Does “abundant” mean that your life will be free from struggles an hardships? Explain.
·What do these verses promise you as you trust God?
a. Job 12:9,10
b. Psalm 16:1
c. Ecclesiastes 2:24-26
d. Isaiah 40: 10,11
e. Isaiah 41:10
·What place do feelings have in a life of faith? What will result if you seek feelings over and above walking by faith?
·What do these verses say about thanksgiving? What would result in your life if you failed to “give thanks in all circumstances?”
a. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
b. Philippians 4:11
c. Psalm 95:2
d. Philippians 4:6
·How does Romans 8:28 have practical meaning in your life? What are some of the consequences of not applying this verse?
·What does John 14:21 tell you about how to have an obedient walk with Christ?