Holy Spirit- God Resting Upon Us
Going deeper questions (SMall Group)
- What stood out to you about this message and why?
- What does God resting on the seventh day mean? Was He tired?
- What would God’s Spirit resting on Jesus in the Isaiah passage accomplish?
- Does the Spirit of God rest on us the same way He did on Jesus?
- With God’s Spirit resting upon you, are you growing and being transformed in God’s Wisdom? How?
Title: Holy Spirit- God Resting Upon Us
Series: Living in The Spirit
Text: Supporting Scripture(s)
Main Idea: Gifted to serve alongside each other in Gospel Mission
- Sharing in God’s Rest
- After creating all things in six days, God ceases from that labor and rests on the Seventh day. (Genesis 2:1-3)
- God commanded Israel to recognize the Seventh day of each week as Holy- a Sabbath Rest (Deuteronomy 5:12-15).
- A future rest awaits all of God’s Children (Hebrews 4:1-13)
- As the children of Israel struggled with sin, any sense of rest was temporary and conditioned by their faith.
- Begins with His Spirit Resting on Jesus
- The Spirit of God would rest on Jesus, displaying the wisdom of God (Isaiah 11:1-10)
- Leading into God’s rest (v.10)
- The Spirit of God does come and rest on Jesus, and God finds pleasure (Matthew 3:13-17)
III. Continues with His Spirit Resting on Believers
- The Holy Spirit is a Temporary / Specific Appointment
- Jesus sends the Twelve Disciples out with power and authority (Luke 9:1-6) Temporary Appointment
- Jesus sends the Seventy, two by two ahead of Him to prepare the way, as John the Baptist did (Luke 10:1-16)
- Jesus breathes the Spirit upon them (John 20:19-23)
- The Holy Spirit Resting on Believers
- Acts 2:1-4 (Rests and Anoints with gifting / purpose)
- 1 Peter 4:12-19 (Rests and Leads in Jesus’ Steps)
- Preparing Us for God’s Rest (1 Corinthians 2:1-16)
- Not with spoken words, but in demonstration of Spirit and Power (As Jesus sent the Twelve out) Vv.1-5
- Our Faith will rest with God, not man (v.5)
- Wisdom of this world and God contrasted (Vv.6-9)
- The Spirit searches and harvests the thoughts of God and brings them into God’s children (Vv.10-14)
- We labor to know God through His Word, letting go of sin and embracing His Truth. This transforms us and blesses those around us as we pursue God’s rest by preparing the world for Jesus’ Return! (Vv.15-16)