Spirit- Fuggetaboutit

Spirit- Fuggetaboutit Life Group Questions

John 14: 15-17 “If you love me, you will obey my commandments. Then I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, because it does not see him or know him. But you know him, because he resides with you and will be in you.

The Scriptures tell us to “remember” over 150 times. God speaks to our identity and we forget. We face things in life that make us forget and the voice of “The Accuser” steps in. “The world” in this passage are those who have forgotten and listened to the Accuser. Those who obey Jesus have been given the Advocate to remind them and “guide you into all truth.” (John 16:13)

Screen Shot 2019-10-15 at 7.20.39 AM.png
  1. The voice of the Accuser wants to make you forget who you are. Forget your identity. Have you experienced this voice whispering to you, questioning you, discouraging you lately? What is it saying and what do you need to speak as truth?

  2. When it comes to your own internal dialogue, the way you talk to yourself, which voice have you been siding with? The Advocate or the Accuser? What is something the Spirit who is your Advocate is saying that you need to spend more time remembering?

  3. What will be important for you to remember this week? What do you need to practically do to be reminded of the voice of the Advocate this week?

Bonus: Going deeper with scripture. Read Zechariah 3:1-10 and discuss anything that stands out to you.

Spirit Sight

Spirit Sight- Life Group Questions

There are certain stories about our lives that we have told many times over. When we tell a story over and over we feel like we have clarity around it. We tell about the experience but we also talk about what that experience means. When we have distance from something we think of it with clarity and we feel we understand it. That was not the case when we were going through it. In the middle of an new experience we can barely describe it and we try to find language to explain what we are experiencing.

The gospel writers talk about things Jesus did and said in such an experiential way because it was so new to them they couldn’t wrap their heads around what it all meant. Jesus breaks the law and redefines its (Luke 6). He says strange things about being the way, the truth, and the light and then says the Spirit will come after he is gone and lead them into all truth. The new experiences don’t match the old paradigm. The new life doesn’t fit in the old framework of their spiritual/cultural heritage. The new thing God is doing doesn’t fit the old expectations. As Jesus puts it, “And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.” (Mark 2:22)

  1. Have you ever experienced this kind of “paradigm shift” where you had always expected things to be a certain way but life changed on you? What happened and what did it feel like? How do you SEE that experience now?

  2. Are you experiencing something currently that is uncomfortable because “life wasn’t supposed to look like this?” Are you currently having to make new wineskins for an experience that doesn’t fit in the old wineskins?

  3. At this point in your life what do you think God is speaking to you? What is God showing you? What is that raw truth that you would have a hard time explaining but you know something is happening?

Going Deeper in Scripture: All through scripture we see this move from old wineskin to new. Sometimes it is glorious and celebrated like the movement of the Jews being slaves in Egypt to being a new nation with a newly emerged faith tradition. Sometimes it is confusing and challenging like the new way of faith Jesus displays. Where else in scripture do you see this movement from old wineskins to new?

Scripture references: John 14:16, John 16:13, 2 Cor 4:4, Luke 24:31, Mark 2:22