Sunday, July 23, 2017

His Promptings - The Holy Spirit Guides Us

We provide questions each week based on the theme of our service for our Micro Groups to use. If you're not in a Verve Micro Group, feel free to use them on your own.

This week we continued our series called Ghost Stories and talked about "His Promptings - The Holy Spirit Guides Us". If you missed it, you can listen to it here.

  1. Who is someone in your life who you have loved listening to? What made it enjoyable to listen to that person?
  2. Part of the reason God gives us the Holy Spirit is that God speaks to us and guides us through the Holy Spirit. How do you feel about the idea that God wants to speak to you and guide you?
  3. One of the ways the Holy Spirit speaks to us is through the Bible. The Holy Spirit directed the words of the people who wrote the Bible, and wants to speak directly to us through what's written in the Bible.
    • When you read the Bible, do you expect God to speak to you through it? Why or why not?
    • When you read the Bible, do you ask God to speak to you through it?
  4. The Holy Spirit can also speak to us through other people.
    • Have you ever had a time when you felt like God gave you a message you needed to hear  through another person? What happened?
  5. The Holy Spirit will also speak to us through silent promptings. The Bible promises, "Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take" (Proverbs 3:6).
    • Have you ever had a time where you felt like God prompted you with a thought, or to do something specific?
  6. One of the things the Holy Spirit does is convict us of sin. Jesus said about the Holy Spirit, "And when he comes, he will convict the world of its sin."
    • Have you ever felt convicted by God of sin?
    • What is the appropriate thing to do when you feel the conviction of the Holy Spirit?
  7. Another thing the Holy Spirit does, in fact, you could argue biblically that it's the main thing the Holy Spirit does, is lead us to tell people about Jesus. More than anything else, God wants everyone to know and put their faith in Jesus. In fact, if you're not feeling led to tell people about Jesus, you're probably not listening to the Holy Spirit.
    • Who in your life could you tell about Jesus?
    • When might be the best time to do that?
    • How might be the best way to do that?
  8. Weekly Prayer Question:  What could we be praying for you this week? (Is this there something good we could celebrate with you, or a challenge you need God's help with?)