A Spirit for the Rest of Us:
What Jesus Taught about the Holy Spirit

Synopsis:
A_Spirit As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are more than the beliefs we hold and the church we attend and the good deeds we do. We are the ones who have the Holy Spirit living in us. We are temples containing the Paraclete. We are sons and daughters of the Most High God, sealed with the guarantee of the Spirit in our hearts. We are ministers of a new covenant, made competent by the Spirit who gives life. We are the ones being transformed into the likeness of Christ—from “glory to glory”—because of the Spirit’s work within us.

Define yourself (if you must) by where you go to church, or how you choose to worship, or what you believe about this-and-that, or who your Christian friends are. Jesus defines us differently. He defines us as people in whom the Holy Spirit has made his home.

And because (for Jesus) this is the foundational fact of our lives as disciples, it is essential (for us as disciples) to make that fact foundational in our hearts and lives.

A Spirit for the Rest of Us is a seminar that helps Christians and churches develop a closer, more intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit—without jumping off the Charismatic cliff. And it offers more than theory and principle; it focuses on practical suggestions for walking in the Spirit and making relationship with him a daily privilege.

Suggested Schedule:

Day

Session

Time

Title

Fri pm

1

7:00-8:00

Why Bother with the Holy Spirit?

 

 

8:00-8:30

Group Discussion

Sat am

2

8:30-9:00

A Spirit for the Rest of Us

 

3

9:00-9:30

The Promise of Presence

 

 

9:30-10:00

Group Discussion

 

 

10:00-10:15

Break

 

4

10:15-10:45

The Promise of Teaching

 

5

10:45-11:15

The Promise of Testimony

 

 

11:15-11:45

Group Discussion

Sat pm

 

11:45-1:00

Lunch Break

 

6

1:00-1:30

The Promise of Conviction

 

 

1:30-2:00

Group Discussion

Sun am

7

Class

Disciplines for Seeking the Spirit

 

8

Sermon

The Spirit and Transformation

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