This is one of those nasty Bible studies where I don't tell you the answers. You actually have to read the Bible and work them out under God's gracious guidance. (grin)
May the Lord richly bless you as you study His Word!
(Colossians 3:16 NKJV) Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
(A) Research the following verses surrounding the topic "Praying in the Spirit". Romans 8:26____________________________________________ 1 Corinthians 14:2-5_____________________________________ 1 Corinthians 14:14-16____________________________________ Ephesians 6:18____________________________________________ (B) Research the following references to the phrase "In the Spirit" John 11:33_________________________________________________ Acts 18:5__________________________________________________ Acts 18:25________________________________________________ Romans 8:10,11_____________________________________________ Romans 2:28,29_____________________________________________ Galatians 3:3-5____________________________________________ Galatians 5:16-18,25 ______________________________________ Ephesians 4:23ff___________________________________________ Philippians 3:3 ____________________________________________ Colossians 2:5 _____________________________________________ 1 Timothy 3:16 _____________________________________________ Revelation 1:10,11 _________________________________________ Q.1) Describe a "typical case" of Spirit-filled prayer - what stands out most to you? Q.2) How are the things like unity, love, peace, joy associated with prayer in the Spirit? Q.3) How many of these experiences are ecstatic? Q.4) How many are relatively normal? Q.5) How can we pray in the Spirit? How is like learning to live and "walk" in a new way? Q.6) How would praying in the Spirit change you?
PRACTICE SESSIONList six items, that are God's will ( 1 John 5:14,15) that you want to pray for. (i)_________________________________________________ (ii)________________________________________________ (iii)_______________________________________________ (iv)________________________________________________ (v)_________________________________________________ (vi)________________________________________________
- Ask God to fill you with His Holy Spirit - the Spirit of Jesus (Eph. 5:18)
- Ask for guidance as you pray in the power of His Holy Spirit.
- Ask God to pray in you and through you. (Romans 8:26f)
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