University Objectives… (Reviewed)
_________ the Word!
___________ the Word!
_________ the Word!
Semper Vivus: __________________ ____________
“This __________ is ___________!”
“An institution of ________________ at the highest ____________.”
Principle Four (of 12)
The __________-_______________ Principle
I can find ultimate purpose in life only by learning the essentials of depending on the Holy Spirit in all I do to live a life of fruitful fulfillment in Christ. I must cultivate my Spirit-led life by spending devoted times daily in prayer and the study of God’s Word. I hereby resolve to choose this course of action daily, and in God’s power I consider it done.
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. — John 15:7-8 (NIV)
“A proposition upon which an ___________________ is based or from which a ___________________ is drawn.”
Dependence on the Holy Spirit in all ______________ of the believer’s __________ is essential to his or her producing lasting ____________ that brings great glory to _____________ and a continuing personal ______________________.
If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine. — John 15:7-8 (AMPC)
You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you [I have planted you], that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide], so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name [as presenting all that I AM], He may give it to you. — John 15:16 (AMPC)
THE FOUR LAWS FOR FRUITFUL FULFILLMENT
1. Law One for Fruitful Fulfillment:
Spiritual _______________ is the direct result of God’s ______________ working unhindered in the life of the ___________________.
But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge].— Galatians 5:22-23 (AMPC)
So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better. — Colossians 1:9-10 (NLT)
Bearing Fruit — Ninefold
1. Love (A ______________ Spirit)
2. Joy (A __________________ Spirit)
3. Peace (A ___________ Spirit)
4. Patience (A ______________________ Spirit)
5. Kindness (A ________________ Spirit)
6. Goodness (A _______________ Spirit)
7. Faithfulness (A _________________ Spirit)
8. Gentleness (A _________________ Spirit)
9. Self-control (A ____________________ Spirit)
2. Law Two for Fruitful Fulfillment:
Spiritual _____________________ is determined by how a believer develops his or her personal ______________, spirit and _________________.
Becoming the Best That You Can Be in Jesus!
(The Three Focuses for Fulfillment)
A. First Focus: _____________
I do not consider, brethren, that I have captured and made it my own [yet]; but one thing I do [it is my one aspiration]: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward. So let those [of us] who are spiritually mature and full-grown have this mind and hold these convictions; and if in any respect you have a different attitude of mind, God will make that clear to you also. — Philippians 3:13-15 (AMPC)
B. Second Focus: _____________
Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man to whom the Lord imputes no iniquity and in whose spirit there is no deceit. — Psalm 32:2 (AMPC)
Strip yourselves of your former nature [put off and discard your old unrenewed self] which characterized your previous manner of life and becomes corrupt through lusts and desires that spring from delusion; And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude]… — Ephesians 4:22-23 (AMPC)
C. Third Focus: __________________
Great gifts means great responsibilities; greater gifts, greater responsibilities. — Luke 12:48b (MSG)
Having gifts (faculties, talents, qualities) that differ according to the grace given us, let us use them: [He whose gift is] prophecy, [let him prophesy] according to the proportion of his faith; [He whose gift is] practical service, let him give himself to serving; he who teaches, to his teaching; He who exhorts (encourages), to his exhortation; he who contributes, let him do it in simplicity and liberality; he who gives aid and superintends, with zeal and singleness of mind; he who does acts of mercy, with genuine cheerfulness and joyful eagerness. — Romans 12:6-8 (AMPC)
Talk Back Time: (Share what you’ve learned with your small group.)
As you look at the list of nine qualities described as being “fruit” produced by the Holy Spirit, which of the nine do you feel would most benefit you at this season in your life? What do you think most hinders the Holy Spirit from producing fruit in the life of the average believer?
Pray Back Time: (Pray what you’ve learned in your small group.)
Verbalize in prayer what you feel is your most significant “unreached” goal in life at the present time. Pray also that God will use your gifts (special abilities) to help you achieve any of these unreached goals. Be as specific as possible as you pray.