Sunday Fuel: June 2, 2024

Welcome to Sunday Fuel! This series of questions is designed to assist your personal reflection and fellowship with others about the sermon from this past Sunday.

Go to This Sunday’s Sermon (start at 20:37).

The Holy Spirit

As the single command in this passage is to walk by the Spirit, take some time to understand who the Spirit is. Pastor David highlights five key facts about the Holy Spirit: 

  1. The Holy Spirit is God, being the third person of the Trinity (Gen. 1:2; Judges 3:10; Matt. 3:16; 2 Cor. 3:3).
  2. The Holy Spirit is a “he” (John 15:26; 16:13-14; Acts 10:19-20; 13:2)
  3. The Holy Spirit gives new life at the moment of our conversion (John 3:6-7, 6:63; 2 Cor. 3:6)
  4. The Holy Spirit indwells every believer (Joel 2:28; Ezek. 36:24-27; Rom. 8:9-11; Eph. 1:13-14)
  5. The Holy Spirit inspires Scripture and applies it to the hearts of believers so that they become more like Christ (1 Peter 1:2; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Cor. 3:18; 2 Thess. 2:13; Rom. 8:13; Phil. 1:19; 1 Cor. 2:14-15)
  • How might these help you refine your understanding of who the Holy Spirit is and how he helps you in your walk of faith? 
  • Is there one aspect of his nature that perplexes or interests you? Take some time to read the associated scriptures and ask Him to give you understanding and insight. 

The Battle 

  • What are fleshly pockets of remaining sin that you struggle with in your everyday life? Though the list in vv. 19-21 is not exhaustive, you can use it to jumpstart your awareness. 
  • How might walking by the Spirit change your desires and consequent actions? 

Walking by the Spirit as We Glorify Christ

Believers are no longer under the law and condemned by it. Instead, the law has been written on our hearts (Ezek. 36:26-27) so we will want and desire what He wants most: the glory of Christ. 

  • As our eyes are turned to the glory of Christ, we are transformed. In your moments of spiritual battle, how might following the lead of the Spirit that points to the glory of Christ help you be victorious in the temptations of the flesh?

Resting in the Work of the Spirit

  • While reading the list of sins in vv. 19-21 reminds us of how far short we fall even as believers, how have you seen evidence of the Spirit’s work in your life? 
  • Take some time to thank God for His work in your life: for your past justification, your ongoing sanctification and your future glorification.