Prayer Point for the Week – Please continue to pray for the residents of Florida as they deal with the hurricane.
Questions for Reflection
Some say that Jesus was an extraordinary individual and a mighty prophet but not God. Read Colossians 1:15-20. What does this verse tell us about the power and nature of Jesus Christ? Read Romans 1:18-20. In light of these scriptures what should we keep in mind about Jesus when we study His earthly ministry?
Read Luke 4:18. Is there a difference between the Holy Spirit and the Anointing? If so, what is it? What is the relationship between the Anointing and the Holy Spirit? According to Jesus, what affect did the Anointing have upon Him? How does this influence your understanding of the purpose of the Anointing in your life? How should this affect your pursuit of the Anointing?
Read John 2:27. In addition to empowerment, how does the Anointing minister to people? Why is this necessary for everyday living and spiritual growth? Read 1 John 2:18-20 & 26. What does this ministry of the Anointing protect us from? Why is this ministry increasingly important?
Romans 8:14 tells us that God’s children are those who are led by the Holy Spirit. Read Luke 4:1&2. Where did the Holy Spirit lead Jesus? What happened to Him there? What/who can we expect to encounter as we follow the Holy Spirit? Who was Jesus “filled” with as He faced temptation? How does that relate to living for Jesus today? How confident should we be in the face of temptation if we are filled with the Holy Spirit?
In Luke 4, Jesus countered Satan’s temptation with scripture. How does this tie in with the Spirit’s anointing as described in 1 John 2:27?