Week 3 – Right Spirit, Wrong Reasons

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Week 3 – Small Group Discussion Questions


  1. Do you believe some personal motives for marriage can be a good thing? If so, what?


  1. Have you ever asked the Holy Spirit for something and were disappointed in the end? What did you ask for and why do you think God answered the way he did?


  1. In a world that is obsessed with Super Heroes, do you think many Christians want the Holy Spirit to amaze or even fit in with the world? Why or why not?


  1. Does it cause you to rethink asking for help from the Holy Spirit when you understand that not only is he a person, but that he has his own agenda? Why or why not?


  1. Have you ever seen a time when the church has been separated because of arguments about the Holy Spirit? If so, how?


  1. Pastor Jon said we can sometimes want the Holy Spirit because we want to bring attention to ourselves. Do you agree?  Why or why not?


  1. Read Mark 8:11-13. Jesus refused to do a miracle to prove himself or to entertain others.  Do you think we can often want a miracle for these reasons?  Why or why not?


  1. What do you envision as the perfect relationship with the Holy Spirit?