Sunday, 28 April 2013

Spirit Filled Life Week 3: The Spirit Who Transforms Us

1. The Transformers are robots that have the ability to switch between humanoid form and vehicle (or animal, electronic device, etc.) form. If you had the ability to transform into something else, what would it be? Why?

2. Read Romans 8:1-17.

3. The Spirit sets us free from condemnation. What does this mean? How has this knowledge impacted you, knowing that you have God’s approval? Do you know, in your heart, that you are free from condemnation and guilt? Do you have a deep peace related to this knowledge? Perhaps take some time at this point in the study to pray for peace for one another, particularly if someone is struggling in this area.

4. The Spirit enables us to please God. God brings us life and peace. God wants us to have a mind under the control of the Holy Spirit. How do we get such a mind? [a. become a Christian, for the Spirit is given to us, b. let Him lead]. Why might someone be reluctant to let the Spirit lead? Are there any areas in your life where you are not letting the Spirit lead? [Christ is Lord and has trouble with selfish ambition, pride, lust, etc. in our lives. He wants to lead us out of these sins.]

5. The Spirit, who lives in us, will give life to our mortal bodies. God makes dead things live again.

6. The Spirit causes us to belong. We are adopted into God’s family. What was it like growing up in your family? Describe the relationship you had with your parents. Did you feel as if you belonged and were loved? How has your relationship with your parents influenced your relationship with God?