Strengthening Summit – Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Holy Spirit in a Man’s Life

Start Group with a prayer to Holy Spirit:

O, Holy Spirit, beloved of our souls, we adore You. Enlighten us, guide us, strengthen us, console us. Tell us what we should do. Give us your orders. We promise to submit ourselves to all that You desire of us and to accept all that you permit to happen to us. Let us only know Your will.

Someone should then read the scripture verse:

Live by the Spirit, I say, and do not gratify the desires of the flesh. For what the flesh desires is opposed to the Spirit, and what the Spirit desires is opposed to the flesh; for these are opposed to each other, to prevent you from doing what you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not subject to the law. Now the works of the flesh are obvious: fornication, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, anger, quarrels, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these. I am warning you, as I warned you before: those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit. Galatians 5:16-25

Group discussion

  1. What has kept you from full surrender to God’s Spirit?
  2. What Gift of the Holy Spirit do you need for you to be a better man?  Be specific.
  3. After reflecting on Gal 5:16-25, what in you is still in the flesh?

 End with the Lord’s

Next 22:32 Men’s Strengthening Summit is November  19, 2014 @ 6:30 PM

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