John 14:15-18 (NKJV)
“If you love Me, keep My commandments. 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. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
CG Discussion Points
- Discuss who the Holy Spirit is to you and how He leads you in making decisions based on your knowledge or experience. What does having fellowship with the Holy Spirit mean to you in practice? (John 14:15-18; Romans 8:14, 16; John 10:27; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
- Explain how the Holy Spirit living within us help us to grow in the sanctification process and in overcoming the lure of the flesh/world. Discuss in what occasions might you compromise God’s values or be conformed to this world? Do you truly trust God to be your provider? (Ephesians 4:30-32; Hebrews 13:5-6; Romans 12:1-2)
- Explain the difference between praying in tongue and prophetic tongue. Discuss how praying in spirit help in strengthening the inner man and the role of the Holy Spirit as our helper. (Romans 8:26-27; 1 Corinthians 14:4; Ephesians 3:16; John 14:16)