45 min

The Treasure | Adam Barr | Following the Holy Spirit Inheritance Church Sermons

    • Christianity

The Treasure
February 27, 2022


MAIN IDEA: Following the Holy Spirit requires forming new priorities.


Access
We’ve been given radical access.
Luke 17:20-21 (NKJV) ​​Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; 21 nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”




Decisions
We’re free to cultivate a faith mindset or settle for an unbelief mindset.



Priorities
How can we experience a shift in priorities?
1. Realize the Father delights in granting this gift.


2. Recognize the value of this gift.
Matthew 13:44-46 (NKJV) “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. 45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, 46 who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.”

3. Shift from a settler mindset to a searcher mindset.
Matthew 7:7-8 (NLT) “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.”



Activation Exercise
1. INDIVIDUAL EXERCISE: Write a prayer, sharing your heart with the Holy Spirit
Express your gratitude for Who He is and that He lives inside of you
Humbly confess if you haven’t made learning to follow Him your priority
Profess your desire to learn how to hear Him and obey.


2. GROUP EXERCISE: Break into groups of 3-4, answer the following question and take turns praying for one another.
What are you hoping to get out of this series?






Discussion Questions:
What are you hoping to get out of this series?
In your experience, how have you experienced the leading of the Holy Spirit? If you are able, share a time in your life when you clearly experienced the Holy Spirit leading you in a particular way.
“Whether or not we experience the Holy Spirit’s guidance is up to us.” Respond to this statement. Does this sound like a heavy responsibility or exciting opportunity? Why?
What are some practical ways you can begin learning to follow the Holy Spirit?
What does it mean to prioritize learning to follow the Holy Spirit? Practically, what does it mean for your own life? What are some obstacles to it? How can you overcome these obstacles?

The Treasure
February 27, 2022


MAIN IDEA: Following the Holy Spirit requires forming new priorities.


Access
We’ve been given radical access.
Luke 17:20-21 (NKJV) ​​Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; 21 nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”




Decisions
We’re free to cultivate a faith mindset or settle for an unbelief mindset.



Priorities
How can we experience a shift in priorities?
1. Realize the Father delights in granting this gift.


2. Recognize the value of this gift.
Matthew 13:44-46 (NKJV) “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. 45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, 46 who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.”

3. Shift from a settler mindset to a searcher mindset.
Matthew 7:7-8 (NLT) “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.”



Activation Exercise
1. INDIVIDUAL EXERCISE: Write a prayer, sharing your heart with the Holy Spirit
Express your gratitude for Who He is and that He lives inside of you
Humbly confess if you haven’t made learning to follow Him your priority
Profess your desire to learn how to hear Him and obey.


2. GROUP EXERCISE: Break into groups of 3-4, answer the following question and take turns praying for one another.
What are you hoping to get out of this series?






Discussion Questions:
What are you hoping to get out of this series?
In your experience, how have you experienced the leading of the Holy Spirit? If you are able, share a time in your life when you clearly experienced the Holy Spirit leading you in a particular way.
“Whether or not we experience the Holy Spirit’s guidance is up to us.” Respond to this statement. Does this sound like a heavy responsibility or exciting opportunity? Why?
What are some practical ways you can begin learning to follow the Holy Spirit?
What does it mean to prioritize learning to follow the Holy Spirit? Practically, what does it mean for your own life? What are some obstacles to it? How can you overcome these obstacles?

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