Some of HPC’s Small Groups are using sermon based discussions. The goal is to dive a little deeper into the Word, based on the passage Pastor Greg preached from. Each week Pastor Greg will give us some questions to help direct the discussion. The questions for this week are below, and you can listen to the sermon audio here.
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- Why can the world not see or know the Spirit? (v. 17, 22) What are the implications of this reality for Christians in how we understand the world and unbelievers we deal with?
- How do you explain the function of the Holy Spirit as you explain the Trinity to someone? How would you explain His work in your life?
- Would it be better to be helped by Jesus during His earthly ministry, or to live in current day with the Holy Spirit? Discuss.
- When Jesus says “…If you love me you will keep my commandments” (vs 15) or “if anyone loves me he will keep my word (23)” …..what are the implications of interpreting this as we must do things in order for God to love us (works righteousness)? In contrast what are the implications of interpreting these versus from the understanding of “we love because he first loved us” (I John 4:19) (imputed righteousness of Christ)?