Tuesday, December 1, 2015

One In US

(This is a study series I have written and submitted to my elders to be presented at whatever time they choose. It is a related followed to The Indwelling of Deity in the Believer.)

The God who is one
who works
all things in all persons
(A two-part study series on the God who is one with a follow-through on
the many gifts of his Spirit for the one body.)

Part I
God is one
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
(A study on the God who is one and His work in the saints.)

Purpose: That the saints in Christ may be assured in the knowledge that God who is one.
Approach: A focus on the Shema (Deuteronomy 6) and Father, Son & Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1)
Goal: That the saints may understand and rejoice in the work of unity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in them.

Lesson 1

God pronounces his unity

What is your assurance about God when you engage with those who do not know and do not understand God? How would you like to assure believers and nonbelievers?

Lesson 2

Jesus proclaims the Lord our God is one Lord

What is your greatest assurance in God?

Lesson 3

Paul declares the work of Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1)

What Paul reveals about purpose, fulfillment and affirmation in Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Part II
The gift of the Father / The gifts of God
(An examination of gifts from I Corinthians 12)

Purpose: That the saints in Christ may discover the gift God has given them.
Approach: A brief examination of gifts in I Corinthians 12 w/reference to similar passages.
Goal: That the saints may rejoice confidently in the gift/gifts God has given them.

Lesson 1

The gift of the Holy Spirit (John 14:17)
He who was with us was not in us.

Lesson 2

The Giver of the Holy Spirit (John 3:34; Luke 11:13)

Every perfect gift is from the Father.

Lesson 3

The gifts of the Holy Spirit (I Cor 12a)

A differentiation between gifts and talents in the believer.

Lesson 4

The Gift which works through you

It is the same Spirit, the same Lord, the same God who works all things in all persons. (I Cor 12b)

Lesson 5
The gift that is in you
Kindling afresh the gift of God which is in you.

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