Spirit Filled: Normal Christian Living - Study Resources
How to use these studies
There are Three resources which relate to this theme:
Who is the Holy Spirit;
These sessions were held over four Tuesday evenings in October/November 2018 at St. Petri Lutheran Church, Nuriootpa, in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. The sessions ran for two hours and were recorded before a live audience.
Going and Growing in the Spirit
A series of five videos recorded at the same venue.
The sessions ran for two hours, including a supper break. Some groups have used the videos in a similar way to this; others have taken it one segment at a time, so that each of the original sessions is spread over two weeks.
Spirit Filled: Normal Christian Living
A book released in 2019 called Spirit Filled: Normal Christian Living, purchasing options can be found here
These resources do not depend on one another, but they all reinforce one another. We have done this so that you can be flexible with the way you use the material.
The material is designed to be used in a group setting, but you can adapt it to use one-on-one, or just view the material personally.
Each evening consisted of the same elements: direct input; inductive Bible Study called “Dwelling in the Word”; round table work; and some questions and answers.
Dwelling in the Word
On the video, Noel gives clear instructions on how to run the Dwelling in the Word section of the evening. You can find additional guidelines here.
Round table work
At various points this symbol appears on the PowerPoint slides. That indicates time for work around tables or in groups. The PowerPoint slides are available here (in PPT) and here (in PDF).
Range Finding Exercise
Session 1 includes a ‘range finding exercise’. The questions for that exercise are on the PowerPoint slides.
Clearly, not all groups will match the answers given by the original audience. During sessions 2, 3 and 4, Noel addresses various aspects of the responses given.
Group leaders will need to be responsive to their own situations to fill in any other areas that Noel’s comments do not address.
There are some optional ‘take home’ pieces for folk to work on between the sessions. Noel gathers these responses on the videos, and there’ll clearly be others from your own setting.
Preview and Pre-reading
Group leaders should preview the whole series of studies before running the first session. Before each session group leaders should also review all the readings and any other relevant Bible passages so that you are familiar with the context and content.
We wish you every blessing as you engage with these resources, and, through them, with the Holy Spirit himself.