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College Park Church of God | Sunday PM | Young Adults Biblical Character Studies The Shack Part III: Chapters 7 – 9 02.08.09
College Park Church of God | Sunday PM | Young Adults 2 Hierarchy GodJesusHoly Spirit Creator Genesis 1:1 – Luke 2:15 Comforter Acts 2:4 - Now Savior Luke 2:16 – Acts 2:3 …but what does the trinity – specifically the HS – mean to us daily?
College Park Church of God | Sunday PM | Young Adults 3 "I will ask the Father and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever...the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you things and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you...when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me...and He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment; concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me; and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no longer see Me; and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged...who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge...you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God's own possession, to the praise of His glory...you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God...you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth...the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness...there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit...the wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit...for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God..." What Does Scripture Say? Gk: paraclete (only NT use is in John) Advising – offering an opinion Counseling – teaching, edifying Exhorting - urging, advising, or cautioning earnestly; admonishing urgently Comforting – soothing, reassuring Strengthening – making stronger Interceding – mediating, acting on our behalf Encouraging – inspiring, building up Something delivered as security for fulfillment of a promise To declare guilty and impress with a sense of guilt “…washed…sanctified…justified…” To cleanse us in God’s sight, set us apart, and declare us innocent Matthew 7:16 “You will know them by their fruits…” To go ahead, or with, us to show the way Gk: du-namis The origin of our word for dynamite
College Park Church of God | Sunday PM | Young Adults 4 The HS as Coach Convicts – Corrects – Challenges “The role of the coach is to get ability and capacity to meet.” – Branch Rickey “A coach is someone who makes players do what they don’t want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.” – Tom Landry Illustration: The Texas Tycoon’s Pool
College Park Church of God | Sunday PM | Young Adults 5 Life Application We must let the HS judge good and evil –Evil and darkness only have meaning relative to goodness and light (John 12:35-36) – Sharing: Laying with the Lion We must differentiate freedom/independence –True freedom is trust/obedience (Romans 15:13) We must surrender our imaginations –The fallen world is a tough place (Deut. 28:64-67) –Fear is the antithesis of faith – Sharing: Savannah God, Jesus, HS – The “Three Stranded Cord”