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Living with a New Power

“I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.”   John 14:16-17 (NLT)

KEY POINTS:

  1. Introducing the Spirit
  2. Given a New Power Source
  3. The “Ides” of the Spirit Outlining the Scope of the Spirit’s Power
  4. Becoming a New Person

Questions to Stir Discussion:

If you were to choose a role/name for the Holy Spirit in your life, based on the ones listed below, what would it be?  Why? Paraclete, Advocate, Spirit of Truth, Helper, Intercessor, Counselor, Comforter

If you’ve experienced the power, presence, or “fullness” of the Spirit in your life, where was it … how did it affect you … and have you felt His presence since? If so, was the experience the same or different?

Are you flourishing or floundering spiritually? Why do you say that?

How do you feel that you squelch the Spirit in your life?

How do you think you strengthen the Spirit’s power in your life?