MEMORY VERSE: Romans 8:14, “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.”(NLT)
BOTTOM LINE: The Holy Spirit speaks to me through my conscience.
The first way that the Holy Spirit leads me is by the inward witness. I say first because this is the most common way that the Holy Spirit leads. The inward witness is not a voice, it’s a spiritual sense. It is like a red light or green light. You start to do something and it just seems wrong or it seems right.
The second way that the Holy Spirit leads is by the inwardvoice. Theinwardvoiceisthevoiceofyourspirit. Your spirit has a voice just like your body has a voice. Your body says things to you like, “I’m hungry.” The voice of your spirit is your conscience.
Don’t allow your conscience to become seared. In the Bible it talks about Christians whose conscience had become seared. Sometimes you will see Christians who do bad things and it doesn’t seem to bother them. Why are they able to do things that they know are wrong? Because their conscience is seared. This is a scary place to be, because God speaks to you through your conscience. If you allow your conscience to become seared, you are in a place where you can’t hear from God.
This is an excerpt from our curriculum, Holy Spirit. Before each lesson we wrote a Teacher Guide. This is written specifically to the teacher, so you will know where the lesson is going and the main point. It is like a mini study session before you get up and teach to kids. This same guide is in the small group leader guide and it is in the parent guide, so the parents and are on the same page as the teachers.
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Not only has Mark served in the local church as pastor, associate pastor, and family ministry pastor but he is also a certified coach with the John Maxwell Team.