Points to Ponder

Points to Ponder

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We suggest you take the time to write out your answers to these questions and compare them to the scriptures given. Please feel free to write us with any comments or suggestions, including questions about the course or this lesson.

• What are some ways the Bible describes the Holy Spirit? (2 Timothy 1:7; Acts 2:1-4; John 7:37-39; John 15:26).

• Did God inspire His prophets and other servants of the Old Testament with His Spirit? (Nehemiah 9:20; 2 Peter 1:20-21). But did the people listen? (Nehemiah 9:30; Zechariah 7:11-12).

• How does God propose to change the human heart? (Ezekiel 36:26-28; Jeremiah 31:31-34).

• How vital is the Holy Spirit to our relationship with God the Father and Jesus Christ? (Romans 8:8-17; 1 Corinthians 2:12-14).

• Should we ask God to guide us, through His Spirit, to rightly understand the Scriptures? (Luke 11:13; John 14:26; John 16:13).

• How does the Holy Spirit make us a new creation, and what responsibility does that put on those who are being transformed? (Colossians 1:27; Colossians 3:9-14; Galatians 2:20; Galatians 3:26-27; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 4:22-24).

• Whose heart and thoughts should we copy? (Philippians 2:5).

• What fruit should God’s Spirit be producing in us? (Galatians 5:22-23; 1 Corinthians 13:4-8; Psalm 5:11-12; Matthew 5:9; James 5:7-8; Romans 12:10; Psalm 33:5; Luke 16:10-12; 2 Timothy 2:24; Acts 24:24-25).

• Does God give special gifts to those in His Church through His Spirit? (Romans 12:4-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-7; 1 Corinthians 13:13).