30 May Sunday School Notes: January 27, 2019
THE HOLY SPIRIT, OUR HELPER AND GUIDE
John 14:26, “But the HELPER, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”
John 15:26, “But when the HELPER comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father,”
John 16:7, “Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the HELPER will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.” (NKJV)
- THE LOCAL CHURCH IS THE BODY OF CHRIST WORKING IN ITS COMMUNITY, AND AROUND THE WORLD.
Col. 1:24, “for the sake of His body, which is the church,” (NKJV)
- WHEN WE GET SAVED, THE HOLY SPIRIT COMES INTO OUR LIVES.
1 Cor. 3:16, “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you.” (NKJV)
John 14:16-17, “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever, the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.” (NKJV)
III. WHEN WE GET SAVED THE HOLY SPIRIT, IN ADDITION TO OUR NATURAL ABILITIES, GIVES US AT LEAST ONE SPIRITUAL GIFT – ABILITY.
2 Tim. 1:14, “Guard well the splendid, God‑given ability you received as a gift from the Holy Spirit who lives within you.” (TLB)
1 Pet. 4:10, “God has given each of you some special abilities; be sure to use them to help each other, passing on to others God’s many kinds of blessings.” (TLB)
- WHAT ARE THE SPIRITUAL GIFTS?
Rom. 12:41, Cor. 12:4
- HOW THE HOLY SPIRIT GUIDES AND HELPS US TO DO OUR PART IN THE BODY OF CHRIST, OUR LOCAL CHURCH.
- Every Christian should be a member of a local church.
- This is how you are a part of a Body of Christ.
- This is how you are helping the Body of Christ.
- Where does the Holy Spirit want you to be helping in your local church?
- Where your natural abilities will help your local church.
- Where your spiritual ability will help your local church. Rom. 12:7
- Why aren’t more Christians involved in helping the Body of Christ, their local church?
- They are not letting the Holy Spirit guide them.
- WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A PART OF THE BODY OF CHRIST,
(A LOCAL CHURCH), AND HOW TO FIND YOUR PLACE, (GOD’S WILL).
- WHAT ARE THE STEPS YOU NEED TO TAKE?
- DEDICATE YOUR BODY. Rom. 12:1
- ELIMINATE COMPETING DISTRACTIONS. Rom. 12:2
- EVALUATE YOUR STRENGTHS. Rom. 12:3
- COOPERATE WITH OTHER BELIEVERS. Rom. 12:4
- What are your natural talents? ________________________________________
- What is your spiritual gift or gifts? __________________________________
We will later help you determine what spiritual gift or gifts the Holy Spirit has given