Icebreaker: If you could choose an imaginary friend, who would you choose, and why. Let’s exclude spouses on this one!
I. The Purpose of Power
- Read 2 Timothy 1:6-7, Acts 1:4-11. How is the Spirit to be evidenced in a Christian’s life?
- What do you think the disciples were thinking when they received this last command from Jesus??
- How do you feel about receiving this charge today?
- Read John 14:25-27. What are some ways that the Holy Spirit helps us as we are doing the work of a Christian?
- Read 1 Corinthians 6:19. What does it mean to you that the Holy Spirit actually lives in you?
II. The Power of Impossible to Possible
- Read Romans 8:11, Ephesians 1:20. Can you imagine the power it would take to raise someone from the dead?
- Why do you think we as Christians sometimes question the Holy Spirit’s power?
- How can we grow in our relationship with God to tap the unlimited power of the Holy Spirit?
- Read 2 Corinthians 2:2-5. What was Paul relying on when he taught the Corinthians?
- Why did he not try to show off his Bible knowledge?
- Read Luke 4:1-2, 14-15, reread or review Acts 1:4-11, Acts 4:1-22 11. Jesus called “common people” to be his disciples. How does this fact encourage you as you step out in faith using the Holy Spirit’s power?
Application – What is one way thing you can pray that the Holy Spirit gives you power for this week?
As always, feel free to make this study your own. These questions are only discussion starters to help you get the conversation going.