Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Volume 2 Lesson 2 BE LED By The Spirit


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BE LED By The Spirit
A Story of Being Led
Acts 13:1-12
The Definition
What does it mean to be led by the Spirit?
John 16:7-15
Romans 6:1-14

The Greek word “ago”  [รค'-g!] is the word “led” in English.  It
means, “to lead, to take with one, to lead by laying hold of (and this
way to bring to the point of destination).  To lead, guide, direct, to
lead by accompanying.”
Why do I need to be led by the Spirit?
Romans 8:7-14

Galatians 5:16-25
Your only recourse is to be led by the Spirit, which will bring forth the fruit of
the Spirit

 Galatians 5:22-23
How can I be led by the Spirit?
Luke 4:1
James 4:6
1 Thessalonians 5:17

The Study
Romans 8:9-14
Romans 8:9-14


The Memorizing of Scripture
Romans 8:12-14

In addition to the help you’ll receive from the Holy Spirit
(John 14:26), the key to memorization is repetition,
repetition, repetition!


The Discussion

The Marks of Maturing

Go Further
Here are some additional readings for you as you are led  by the

“In our day heaven and earth are on tiptoe waiting for the
emergence of a Spirit-led, Spirit-intoxicated, Spirit-empowered
people.  All of creation watches expectantly for the springing up of
a disciplined, freely gathered, martyr people who know in this life
the life and power of the kingdom of God. It has happened before.
It can happen again.
“Indeed, in movements all over the world we are now beginning to
see the breaking forth of the apostolic church of the Spirit.  Many
are having a deep and profound experience of an Emmanuel of the
Spirit—God with us; a knowledge that in the power of the Spirit
Jesus has come to guide his people himself; an experience of his
leading that is as definite and as immediate as the cloud by day and
the pillar of fire by night.”
Celebration of Discipline, Revised Edition, Richard J. Foster
Celebration of Discipline, Revised Edition, Richard J. Foster, Harper San
Francisco, October 5, 1988, p. 175.

“God’s divine executive agent in the world today is the Holy Spirit.
He is continuing the work that Jesus began.  He is moving among
millions of believers and unbelievers all over the world—in homes,
churches and prisons, behind the Iron and Bamboo Curtains, and in
countries where the gospel has been resisted for centuries.  He is
moving and working in response to the pleas of God’s children
everywhere.  His work is powerful and continues steadily in the
lives of Christians who have sought His help.”
Holy Spirit, My Senior Partner, David Yonggi Cho, Charisma House, July 31, 1996, p. 7.
Holy Spirit, My Senior Partner, David Yonggi Cho, Charisma House, July 31, 1996, p. 7.

Romans 8:9-11 MESSAGE
But if God himself has taken up residence in your life, you can
hardly be thinking more of yourself than of him. Anyone, of
course, who has not welcomed this invisible but clearly present
God, the Spirit of Christ, won't know what we're talking about. But
for you who welcome him, in whom he dwells—even though you
still experience all the limitations of sin—you yourself experience
life on God's terms. It stands to reason, doesn't it, that if the
alive and present God who raised Jesus from the dead moves into your
life, he'll do the same thing in you that he did in Jesus, bringing you
alive to himself? When God lives and breathes in you (and he does,
as surely as he did in Jesus), you are delivered from that dead life.
With his Spirit living in you, your body will be as alive as Christ's!

Romans 8:12-14 MESSAGE
So don't you see that we don't owe this old do-it-yourself life
one red cent. There's nothing in it for us, nothing at all. The best
thing to do is give it a decent burial and get on with your new life.
God's Spirit beckons. There are things to do and places to go!
Romans 8:15 MESSAGE
This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid,
grave-tending life. It's adventurously expectant, greeting God with
a childlike "What's next, Papa?"
The Message Bible, Eugene H. Peterson
The Message Bible, Eugene H. Peterson

The New TestamentAn Expanded Translation
Romans 8:5–8 For those who are habitually dominated by the sinful nature put their minds on the things of the sinful nature, but those who are habitually dominated by the Spirit put their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to have the mind dominated by the sinful nature is death, but to have the mind dominated by the Spirit is life and peace; because the mind dominated by the sinful nature is hostile to God, for it does not marshall itself under the command of the law of God, neither is it able to. Moreover, those who are in the sphere of the sinful nature are not able to please God.
Romans 8:9–13 But, as for you, you are not in the sphere of the sinful nature but in the sphere of the Spirit, provided that the Spirit of God is in residence in you. But, assuming that a person does not have Christ’s Spirit, this one does not belong to Him. But, assuming that Christ is in you, on the one hand the body is dead on account of sin, but on the other hand the [human] spirit is alive on account of righteousness. And assuming that the Spirit of the One who raised up Jesus out from among the dead is in residence in you, He who raised from among the dead Christ Jesus, will also make alive your mortal bodies through the agency of the Spirit who is resident in you. So then, brethren, we are those under obligation, not to the sinful nature to live habitually under the dominion of the sinful nature. For, assuming that you are living habitually under the dominion of the sinful nature, you are on the way to dying. But, assuming that by the Spirit you are habitually putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
Romans 8:14–18 For as many as are being constantly led by God’s Spirit, these are sons of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery again with resulting fear, but you received the Spirit who places you as adult sons, by whom we cry out with deep emotion, Abba, [namely] Father. The Spirit himself is constantly bearing joint-testimony with our [human] spirit that we are God’s children, and since children, also heirs; on the one hand, heirs of God, on the other, joint-heirs with Christ, provided that we are suffering with Him in order that we also may be glorified together, for I have come to a reasoned conclusion that the sufferings of the present season are of no weight in comparison to the glory which is about to be revealed upon us.

 The New Testament,
 An Expanded Translation
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