The Forgotten Friend [2/2]: He Empowers My Mission

15 September 2022
Michael Raditya

Series: The Forgotten Friend
Title: He Empowers My Mission
Text: Acts 4:31

Jesus promises the Holy Spirit who will help us, guide us, teach us and be with us forever. Discover how the Holy Spirit empowers us to live out God’s purposes for our lives.

General Questions:

  1. How would you describe your relationship with your best friend? Do you consider the Holy Spirit to be your best friend? Why? What do you think it means to have the Holy Spirit as your best friend? In what way is He the same or different from the earthly best friends that you have?

Perspective Questions:

  1. Why do you think Christ followers need to be empowered by the Holy Spirit? What is it like to be empowered by the Holy Spirit? Do you have personal experiences to share?

  2. The Holy Spirit longs to be our close companion and assures us as we follow God. What are the habits or heart posture that we can have that help us to better flow with the Holy Spirit? 

    Conversely, what are the things that can hinder you from coming close to Him and receiving His assurance? Are there changes in your lifestyle or mindset that you need to make? 

Application Questions:

  1. How can you apply this message to experience more of Holy Spirit’s empowerment in your life? Do you desire to receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit? If you are already baptised in the Holy Spirit, how do you think you can continually be filled with the Holy Spirit?

  2. Reflect on your ministry and service to God. Have you neglected the partnership with Holy Spirit as you live out God’s purpose for your life? Are there specific areas that you want to partner closely with Him? How do you think you can change in the way you depend on the Spirit to serve others?