Main Idea: The Holy Spirit is a catalyst for change in our lives and in the world.
Introduction: Jesus directs us to live lives filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The evidence of the Holy Spirit in our lives is the spreading and the revealing of God’s Kingdom in the world around us.
Discussion Starter: Where do you see the spreading and revealing of God’s kingdom in the world around you? In other words, where do you see the evidence of the Holy Spirit?
Primary Scriptures: Luke 4:1, Luke 4:14-19, Matthew 10:7-8, Romans 8:9, 2 Corinthians 3:18
Discussion Questions: Pastor Zac preached about how Jesus called the apostles to do amazing things and how we today can do amazing things through the power of the Holy Spirit. Discuss the following ways that the Holy Spirit can move in our lives.
- Pray Powerfully: Do you connect to God regularly in prayer? What are the obstacles to regularly connecting with God? Time? Distractions? If you do have a regular time of connection with God, share what has helped you to make that a holy habit.
- Share Powerfully: The Holy Spirit can lead us to help others connect to God. How have you experienced this? Did someone help you to connect to God? Have you helped others? Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you and guide you in showing others the joy of the Kingdom.
- Bring Powerful Restoration: Where do you see a need for restoration in your life? Spend some time praying as a group for God to restore broken relationships. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you in the process of restoration.
Suggestion: Consider breaking the group into twos or threes for this section.
Jesus tells us in John 16:7, that the Advocate (the Holy Spirit) will come to us and will prove things to the world. He will use the fire and spark in us to prove to the world that God is working in our lives. Pray for the Holy Spirit to provide powerful protection. Pray together to be encouraged, inspired, and empowered to begin walking in the power of the Holy Spirit this week.