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The Great Guide

Read John 16:7-15

“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come” (v. 13).

We were traveling off the beaten path. The trip that could easily have been done in one day had been divided into two days, simply for our enjoyment. We knew that our general direction was west, and rather than follow the main routes, we chose some highways that were just little lines on the map. Driving through some very sparsely inhabited country, our GPS somehow lost contact with the satellite. Thankfully, our compass still worked, and we found our way through. This road of life goes through some challenging terrain, too. It is easy to get off course and lose our way. Except that the Holy Spirit has come and He guides us through the maze we call life. Our Sunday school teacher recently referred to the Holy Spirit as God’s Positioning System. He has the ability to lead us through the challenges of life. When we listen to the instructions given in the Bible and maintain sensitivity to the Holy Spirit, He guides us in, through, or around the pitfalls of life. (Mark D. Avery)

Holy Ghost, with light divine, Shine upon this heart of mine;
Chase the shade of night away, Turn my darkness into day. — Andrew Reed

The Holy Spirit living in us helps us stay on course.

2019-02-20T10:00:49+00:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: Opening the Word|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Life in the Spirit

Focus Text: John 16:13-15; Galatians 5:16-26

Central Truth The Holy Spirit has come to guide us in God’s ways.

Objective By the end of this lesson my students should be able to identify evidences of being guided by the Holy Spirit.

Lesson Outline
1. The Work of the Spirit
2. Victory Through the Spirit
3. Walking in the Spirit

2019-02-18T10:00:13+00:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Weekly Lesson Summaries|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Following God's Guidance

Read Psalm 119:25-32

“I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart” (v. 32).
    In this psalm, David declares an earnest desire to travel the path of the Lord. He prays for guidance and seeks the anointing of the Lord that he may have the strength to fulfill the will of God.
    The story is told of a young African boy who was asked if he could run. “ ‘Can I run?’!” the boy replied, “Where I come from we have to run to survive!” He quickly became the lead runner for the school track team, and as the season progressed, the young man won every race he participated in and broke the record for several specific events. Finally, the last race of the season was upon them. As the starting gun was fired and everyone took off, the coach watched in disbelief as the young man lagged behind the rest. On the final lap of the race, however, something happened. Our hero lifted his head, took off in a flash and finished the race in first place. When asked later what had happened, he declared, “My feet felt like they were full of lead. I just couldn’t run, so I prayed, ‘Lord, if you’ll pick my feet up, I’ll put ’em down.’ Then, just like that, I could hardly keep my feet on the ground.” (Daniel P. Edwards)
“My Strength is made perfect in weakness” (God).
2018-09-05T09:00:25+00:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: Opening the Word|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Following God’s Guidance

Read Psalm 119:25-32

“I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart” (v. 32).
    In this psalm, David declares an earnest desire to travel the path of the Lord. He prays for guidance and seeks the anointing of the Lord that he may have the strength to fulfill the will of God.
    The story is told of a young African boy who was asked if he could run. “ ‘Can I run?’!” the boy replied, “Where I come from we have to run to survive!” He quickly became the lead runner for the school track team, and as the season progressed, the young man won every race he participated in and broke the record for several specific events. Finally, the last race of the season was upon them. As the starting gun was fired and everyone took off, the coach watched in disbelief as the young man lagged behind the rest. On the final lap of the race, however, something happened. Our hero lifted his head, took off in a flash and finished the race in first place. When asked later what had happened, he declared, “My feet felt like they were full of lead. I just couldn’t run, so I prayed, ‘Lord, if you’ll pick my feet up, I’ll put ’em down.’ Then, just like that, I could hardly keep my feet on the ground.” (Daniel P. Edwards)
“My Strength is made perfect in weakness” (God).
2018-09-05T09:00:25+00:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: Opening the Word|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Divine Guidance Through Prayer

Focus Text: Genesis 24:10-28
Central Truth: God can direct our lives through prayer.
Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to identify ways in which we may know God’s will in our lives.
Lesson Outline:
I.   A Specific Prayer (Gen. 24:10-14)
II.  An Appointed Encounter (Gen. 24:15-21)
III. A Fulfilled Mission (Gen. 24:22-28)

2018-09-03T09:00:35+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Weekly Lesson Summaries|Tags: , |0 Comments