RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL: LESSON THREE
Sunday, 21st September 2014
FELLOWSHIPPING WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
MEMORY VERSE: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen” 2Connthlans 13: 14 .
BIBLE PASSAGE: Acts 2:42-47
INTRODUCTION: Last week we learnt about who the Holy Spirit is and His relevance in these last days. Today, we will be sharing together the heed for fellowshipping with the Holy Spirit and its indispensability. May the Lord bless us as we study on in Jesus’ name.
1. A COMPULSORY MANDATE
2. AN INDISPENSABLE SPIRIT
A COMPULSORY MANDATE
Fellowship is described here as a bond of common purpose and devotion that binds Christians together to the Trinity in Council.
Mandate is a command to do something by a person or group of people to achieve a common purpose.
Fellowship is about building a relationship that will blossom to a mutual benefit to the people or persons involved. Fellowshipping with the Holy Spirit is about seeking to know, developing intimacy with and seeking thefavour of this higher Authority.
For a believer, this fellowship with the Holy Spirit is not optional but mandatory, especially if such a believer will want to be relevant in the kingdom. In the place of fellowship, issues are tabled before God – the believer will be comforted, challenges will become stepping stones and ways will be made where there is no way. Fellowship can be sustained or lost with grave consequences. Beware. 2Corinthians 13:14; 1John 1:3; Isaiah 43:26; 1:18; Philippians 3:9·11,18-19.
AN INDISPENSABLE SPIRIT
A person is said to be indispensable when you cannot do anything without him. Without the Holy Spirit, you cannot go far in this Christian Journey. He was given to teach and to remind us of Christ’s teachings, to empower for various assignments and to guide us into all truth. John 14:26;16:13; Acts 1:8. So, without Him we can do nothing. Zech. 4:6. This Indispensability was further established as He was the power behind our Lord Jesus Christ’s exploits all through His ministry on earth. Matthew 3:16; Acts 10:38. With Him, we can access the following – truth, knowledge, wisdom and understanding, victory without a fight, secrets of God’s plans and the plans of the enemies, power to live a sanctified and consecrated life, grace to pray through. John 16:13-14; James 1:5; 2Kings 6:8-10; Acts 27:10, 18-25; 10:9-16; Zech. 4:6; Acts 16:25-39.
Through fellowship, relationship is built. Sustained fellowship brings sustained relationship between the Indispensable Spirit and the believer which then advances the cause of the kingdom. Fellowship with the Holy Spirit for mutual benefits.
1. Why is fellowshipping with the Holy Spirit compulsory?
2. Mention three assignments of the indispensable Spirit?
3. List four benefits of tellowshipping with the Holy Spirit?
BLESSED WEEK WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
MONDAY: Phil.2:1-one love and affection, fellowship in the Spirit of God.
TUESDAY: Acts 4:33 – Witnessing the great power of the resurrection of Christ.
WEDNESDAY: Acts 1:11- ln oneness of the spirit always praise the Lord.
THURSDAY: Mark 5:12 – Working wonders in the power of the Holy Spirit of God.
FRIDAY: Colossians 4:2 – Be prayerful and watchful.
SATURDAY: 1Corinthians 1:9 – Our faithfulness is of the Lord.
SUNDAY: Psalm 51:7 – Divine purging is necessary in fellowshipping with the Holy Spirit.
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