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Disciples’ Sustaining Gift Part 1

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1 What happens at baptism?

Part 1
Acts 2:36–38 ESV
36 Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.” 37 Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 38 And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

1 What happens at baptism?

· Q: Our sins are f______ by Jesus’ d_____ so that we might begin a n__ life. But we are also filled with the gift of the H_____ S______

· A: At baptism, we are not only forgiven by Jesus’ death to begin a new life, we are also filled with the Holy Spirit.

2 What happens when we are born again? ?

John 3:1–8 ESV
1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” 3 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4 Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” 5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

· Q: J_____ taught what we must be b_____ again of the w______ and the S_____ in order to s__ or e____ in the k________.

· A: Jesus taught what we must be born again of the water and the Spirit in order to see or enter in the kingdom.

3 Does the Spirit’s role change in the New Testament?

John 7:37–39 ESV
37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’ ” 39 Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

· Q: In the Old Testament He came upon people. But after Jesus g_____ the Spirit would pour out from the believer’s h_____. But Jesus still had not a___________.

· A: In the Old Testament He came upon people. But after Jesus glorification the Spirit would pour out from the believer’s heart. But Jesus still had not ascended.

4 What is the Spirit’s Role to the world?

John 16:5–9 ESV
5 But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. 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 go, I will send him to you. 8 And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in me;

· Q: A main role of the Spirit is to convict the believers and the w____ of s__, r_________, & j__________.

· A: A main role of the Spirit is to convict the believers and the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment.

5 What was the Spirit’s Role with the 12 Apostles?

John 16:10–15 ESV
10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; 11 concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. 12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

· Q: The Holy Spirit does this through the W____, which was to be given through the teaching of the A________.

· A: The Holy Spirit does this through the Word, which was to be given through the teaching of the Apostles.

Disciples’ Sustaining Gift
Part 2

6 Why is the Holy Spirit vital?

· Q: At baptism God identified you as His by s________ you with the Holy Spirit as a g__________ of our inheritance. It acts as a “d__________” – T/F?
· A: At baptism God identified you as His by sealing you with the Holy Spirit as a guarantee of our inheritance. It acts as a “deposit” – T/F?

7 What does the Spirit’s Power do?

· Q: The Spirit strengthens us. Can we live on our own power? Understanding Jesus’ love for us is a basis of that power. T/F?

8 How do we grieve the Holy Spirit?

· Q: From the context what is the sin that grieve the Holy Spirit? It is anger related sins.
· Q: Why are these types of sin so devasting?
· Q: How is conflict in our relationships mismatched with the Spirit living inside us?

9 How do we extinguish the Holy Spirit?

· What 4 things is the will of God for Disciples?
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
· What will happen if they are not continuously part of the Disciple? The Holy Spirit will be e___________.
· A faithful life is all that will hold the Holy Spirit in a Disciple … T/F?
o Using the above 4 things, construct a sentence describing a life of faith.
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
· List the first two impacts from society, that comes to mind, that can keep you from having a faithful, God-focused life:
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

10What is a Spiritual Mindset?

· Q: The Holy Spirit controlled mind is focused on things above or below? ___________________
· Q: The Holy Spirit controlled mind does three things
o Produces l_____
o Is characterized by p_____
o And seeks to o_____ God.
· A: The Holy Spirit controlled mind does three things
o Produces LIFE;
o Is characterized by PEACE
o And seeks to OBEY God.
· Q: The Holy Spirit controlled mind is focused on things above or below? ______
· A: The Holy Spirit controlled mind is focused on things above or below? ABOVE
· Q: If we fall back, we fall into f_____
· Q: If we fall forward, we cry A_____ F_____ because we are sons of God.
· A: If we fall back, we fall into FEAR
· A: If we fall forward, we cry ABBA FATHER because we are sons of God.
· Q: What does the Spirit aid us in (Hint: )? __________

11How to know if I have the Holy Spirit,

· Q: What will visible in your life? l_____, j_____, p_____, p__________, k__________, g__________, f__________, 23 g__________, s_____-c_____
· A: What will visible in your life? love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control
· How can we live expectant of it to appear?
· How can we chase it?
· How does it transform us to be like Jesus?
· How can we commit to live according to the Spirit?
· How can we keep affirming that decision?
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