Thursday, March 8, 2001

Pro Faith Lessons: Gerhard Oberholzer

5 June: 
Pro Faith Lesson 4 
(The Trinity)


God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit

1.      The Concept of the Trinity
1.1.           Example 1: Ice, water and steam
1.2.           Example 2: Triangle

2.      God the Father

2.1       Our Relationship with Him - Saying thank you for:
2.1.1. 
2.1.2. 
Read John 3:16

2.2       Describe our obedience to our Father in heaven
2.2.1



Read John 6:28-9

3.      God the Son

3.1       Our Relationship with Him - Saying thank you for:
3.1.1. 
3.1.2.
Read John 10:11, 17-18

3.2       Describe our obedience to Jesus as the Son of God
3.2.1

Read John 15:12; Col.3:1

4.      God the Holy Spirit
4.1             Our Relationship with Him - Saying thank you for:
4.1.1        
4.1.2        
Read John 14:25-26

4.2       Describe our obedience to the Holy Spirit
4.1.1

Read John 16:13-15

4.3       Read Rom.8:15 and describe the freedom we have in the Holy Spirit
4.3.1

5.      Closing: God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit

Role Play and Apologetics: Describe the Trinity to one another. One plays the role of a Christian and the other of a non-believer in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, believing that there is only one God and that all Faiths are equal.



29 May: 

Pro Faith Lesson 3 
(God the Holy Spirit)


1.      Informal relations

2.      Feedback

2.1.  Share an outreach testimony. Did anyone have a conversation with a non-believer during the past week?

3.      Bible study

3.1.  Describe the role of the Holy Spirit when testifying



3.2.  Read the following Scriptures and focus on the role of the Holy Spirit
3.2.1.     Acts 13:2-3
3.2.2.     1 Cor 2:13-16
3.2.3.     1 Peter 1:10-13
3.2.4.     Acts 1:8

3.3.  Read 1 Cor 12:8-10 and Rom 12:6-8 and explain how certain giftings of the Holy Spirit will help us when testifying.
3.3.1.     Describe the meaning of each of the 5 giftings in Eph 4:11
3.3.2.     What is die main goal of these giftings?

4.      Let’s be practical

4.1.  Allow everyone to choose 2 or 3 giftings of the Holy Spirit and let them explain why they chose them (1 Cor 12:31)
4.2.  Prayer:  Ask God to show you the giftings He has given  you (and help you to understand why).
4.3.  Something to think about: Read Luke11:9-13

5.      Prayer

5.1.  Pray for each other. Thank God for his work in us.
5.2.  Ask God to be with those who will be going away during the school holidays.
5.3.  Ask God to make us sensitive to the working of the Holy Spirit

6.      Further study
6.1.  Acts 10:17-22 (The work of the Holy Spirit)
6.2.  Acts 8:26-40 (The Holy Spirit guides us)
6.3.  Acts 20:25-32 (The Holy Spirit helps us to do His work)
6.4.  1 Cor 12:27-30 (More fruit of the Spirit)
6.5.  1 Cor 14:1-19 (Understanding the work of the Holy Spirit)

7.      Prayer journal

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3 April: 

Pro Faith Lesson 2 
(God the Son)

Watch this space, for next lesson!


6 March: 
Pro Faith Lesson 1 
(God the Father)

Read Psalm 8:1-10:


For the director of music. According to gittith.[b] A psalm of David.


 1 LORD, our Lord, 



   how majestic is your name in all the earth!

   You have set your glory 



   in the heavens. 



2 Through the praise of children and infants 



   you have established a stronghold against your enemies, 



   to silence the foe and the avenger. 



3 When I consider your heavens, 



   the work of your fingers, 

the moon and the stars, 



   which you have set in place, 



4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them, 



   human beings that you care for them?[c]

 5 You have made them[d] a little lower than the angels[e] 



   and crowned them[f] with glory and honor. 



6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands; 



   you put everything under their[g] feet: 



7 all flocks and herds, 



   and the animals of the wild, 



8 the birds in the sky, 



   and the fish in the sea, 



   all that swim the paths of the seas.

 9 LORD, our Lord, 



   how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Why don’t we see God anymore?
Mime different situations in trying to see God (Frustrations of people)



Is it possible to experience God?
Discuss current viewpoints (Why do some say: God does not exist)



Discussion on Psalm 8:

Question:  How do we know that God exist?
Answer:



Question: How do we know that God cares for us?
Answer:



Question: Have you experienced God in His creation?
Answer:


Question: Is it possible to learn from God in His Word – the Bible?
Answer:


Let us face the Facts:

1.      God created the world and everything and everyone in it. He cares for the creation and everyone and everything in it, because He loves us. We experience God in His creation.
2.      We learn from God by reading His Word. We have met God in Psalm 8 as the God who...

Let us Pray: Talk with God in our walk with God.
 
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