Thursday, November 19, 2015

BIBLE STUDY: WALKING IN THE SPIRIT: WEEK # 5

Answers to Questions:


1).        What is effective witnessing in the Spirit?

To be an effective witness for Christ, one must have firsthand knowledge of Him. John the Apostle speaks of this in John 1:1-3; when he says, "That . . . which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at, and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of Life." Today, we who have experienced new life in Christ give an account of His love and forgiveness, both verbally and in the way we live our lives. This is witnessing. To be effective in our witness, we should have a transformed life, a zeal from that transformed life to share with others.

2).        How does the Holy Spirit bears witness to us?

He bears His testimony to us in our renewed minds. He is a Witness for the Lord Jesus by all that is revealed in the Word of God concerning Him. 

3).        How does the Holy Spirit quicken us to witness?

He capacitates the soul to receive a spiritual knowledge of Christ. He shines upon the Scriptures of Truth and into the renewed mind.

4).        Give a Scripture concerning a witnessing spirit, explain it.

I love the story of Saul's conversion and name changed to Paul; through Ananias' witness of the things that God wanted to do in Paul's life, and the experienced he would have later. (Acts 9:1-22) Great witness! Ananias trusted God regardless of what he heard about Saul the persecutor.

5).        Explain the Holy Spirit's office of witness in us

The Holy Spirit takes possession of every quicken soul, dwelling in them as the Spirit of life, of grace, of holiness, of consolation, of glory. He makes us alive in the Lord, so we can witness to the glory of God.

6).        What have we been delivered from?

We have been delivered from dead works. God desires that our lives be good works to the saving of other' soul, which is our witness and walk in the Spirit.

7).        What is happening when the preacher is preaching from the overflow?

"You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses . . ." (Acts 1:8). That overflow comes from the power of the Holy Spirit.

8).        In order to be a successful witness for Christ, we must be a______.

In order to be a successful witness for Christ, we must be a believer and filled with the Holy Spirit and power.

9).        When you walk in the Fruit of the Spirit, are you witnessing to others?

Yes, because we carry about us the sweet fragrance of Christ through love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control

10).      What is the "Pearl of Great Price"?

Eternal life, the incorruptible inheritance, and the love of God through Christ constitute the pearl which, once found, makes further searching unnecessary. Christ fulfills our greatest needs, satisfies our longings, makes us whole and clean before God, calms and quiets our hearts, and gives us hope for the future.

11).      Have you found the "Pearl of Great Price"?

Yes! Thank You, Lord.

12).      What is the heart of the missionary faithful witness?

The missionary heart is part of the fruit of the Spirit of God.

13).      Do you tremble before God because of the millions who have never heard the name of Jesus, Explain.

Yes, and I long to see others saved and living for the Lord, so they can be faithful witnesses for our Lord. I experience a longing to see others coming to the Lord. My heart rejoices in this!

14).      Do you have the fire of God in your soul?

I have the Holy Ghost, therefore I have the fire of God in my soul.

 15).      We are His chosen ____ and He has a chosen ___ for us to labor as witnesses.

We are His chosen vessel and He has a chosen place for us to labor as witnesses. My job is just that!!

16).      Have the Holy Spirit prompt you to become a missionary witness to this lost world?

Yes. We can be missionary witnesses for the Lord right here in our neighborhood, our family, on our jobs, in the grocery stores, at the gas pump, and wheresoever God led us just as Ananias, (Acts 9:1-22).

 17).      What have you learn from reading Ephesians 1-Philippians 1?

When I get the desire and hunger to read God's Word, these books are my heart. Paul had a gift for sure! Paul wrote the book of Ephesians while in Rome, and it was his second missionary journey after conversion. (Ephesians 4:13) is the focus of this book, which concern "unity." Paul desired unity, togetherness, and oneness in the Jews and Gentiles believers. Philippians was a spiritual love letter to the church he had set up there; it contains outbursts of warm affection and gratitude. Paul was under great persecution while in prison, but wrote with a joyful attitude and trust in God to encourage these believers. Paul knew God's strength and experienced His supplying all needs. Philippians 4:13, 19 are good Scriptures in time of needed courage and strength.

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