THE WATCHTOWER STUDY | MEETING PREPARATION | How Holy Spirit Helps Us | January 6 -12
1-2. (a) What helps us to go on from day to day? Explain. (b) What will we consider in this article?
a) The holy spirit of Jehovah gave us “the power that goes beyond normal” during some test that we could not face ourselves.
b) We will see in what two ways the holy spirit helps us. Then, we will analyze what we can do to fully benefit from it. ”
HOLY SPIRIT GIVES US POWER
3. What is one way in which Jehovah helps us to endure trials?
Just as the apostle received the forces of the holy spirit both to carry out his secular work and to carry out his ministry, he can also help us fulfill our obligations despite the problems we have.
4. According to 2 Corinthians 12:7b-9, what struggle did Paul have?
Paul was suffering because of a personal test. He called her “an angel of Satan,” who kept slapping him (or hitting him, according to the note).
5. How did Jehovah respond to Paul’s prayers?
Although Jehovah did not take away the problem, he gave him the strength to bear it. And he said: “My power is fully demonstrated in weakness.” Thanks to divine help, Paul managed to stay happy and at peace.
6. (a) How may Jehovah respond to our prayers? (b) What assurances found in the cited scriptures give you strength?
a) As God answered Paul’s prayers, he will also answer ours. Although it may not take away the problem, through his spirit he will give us the strength to endure. we may be knocked down, but Jehovah will not abandon us.
b) Philippians 4: 13 It helps us to continue forward with patience and full confidence in Jehovah’s support, despite problems such as our health or discouragement. ”
2 Corinthians 4: 8, 9 The tensions of life also affect our physical health. When we go through stressful circumstances, we must remember these encouraging words.”
Psalm 61: 3, 4. The Bible says that God extends his tent over us, that is, that he cares for and protects us. It is very comforting to be able to speak to Jehovah knowing that he is “on [our] side” in all our trials. ”
HOLY SPIRIT MOVES US FORWARD
7-8. (a) In what way is holy spirit like the wind? (b) How did Peter describe the working of holy spirit?
a) The holy spirit helps us, like the wind on the ship, to overcome the storms of life so that we can reach the new world that God promises.
b) The Greek word translated “driven” that Peter uses in 2 Peter 1:21 literally means “dragged”, “carried”, in this case by the holy spirit. ”
9. What word picture did Peter draw by using the expression “borne along”?
Peter meant that, just as the wind drives a ship to reach its destination, the Holy Spirit directed the prophets and biblical writers to fulfill their work.
10-11. What two steps do we need to take to ensure that we are moved by holy spirit? Illustrate
First , get where the wind blows, that is, participate in activities that allow us to receive the guidance of God’s spirit.
Second , “raise the candles” to the fullest by participating in those activities as much as we can. Only in this way will the Holy Spirit drive us to continue serving Jehovah faithfully despite the waves of opposition and trials, and reach the new world of God.
12. What will we now consider?
We will analyze four things we must do to benefit fully from the Holy Spirit.
HOW TO BENEFIT FULLY FROM HOLY SPIRIT
13. According to 2 Timothy 3:16, 17, what can the Scriptures do for us, but what must we do?
a) When we read the Word of God and meditate on it, divine teachings enter our mind and heart. These inspired ideas motivate us to live according to what God desires.
b) To fully benefit from the Holy Spirit, we must regularly spend time studying the Bible and thinking carefully about what we read. ”
14. (a) Why can we say that “the wind is blowing” at our Christian meetings? (b) How can we attend meetings with “unfurled sails”?
a) The spirit of Jehovah is in the meetings. because, when we meet, we pray in prayer for the holy spirit, we sing songs based on the Word of God and listen to biblical instruction presented by brothers who have been named by holy spirit. and this same spirit helps the sisters prepare and present their demonstrations.
b) If we want to benefit fully from this spirit, we have to go to meetings prepared to participate. ”
15. How is holy spirit involved in the preaching work?
When we read from the Bible in our work of preaching and teaching, we let the spirit help us in the ministry. But we have to go out to preach regularly and use the Bible whenever possible to benefit the most from that spirit.
16. What is the most direct way to obtain holy spirit?
It is asking Jehovah in prayer, since nothing — not the walls of a prison or Satan himself — can prevent our prayers from reaching Jehovah or the gift of the holy spirit from reaching us.
PRAY WITH PERSISTENCE
17. What lesson about prayer can we learn from Jesus’ illustration recorded at Luke 11:5-9, 13?
This parable of Jesus shows how we should ask for the Holy Spirit and we learn that to receive the help of the Holy Spirit, we must ask it in prayer with insistence, to receive what we need.
18. According to Jesus’ illustration, why can we be confident that Jehovah will give us his holy spirit?
From the previous example, if an imperfect human being is willing to help an insistent neighbor, our loving Heavenly Father will give much more spirit to those who ask for it again and again.
19. Why can we be sure that we will be victorious?
Because the holy spirit gives us the power to pass the tests, in addition, it is the force that “swells our sails” and drives us to continue serving Jehovah until we reach the new world.
HOW WOULD YOU ANSWER?
What are two ways in which holy spirit helps us?
The holy spirit of Jehovah helps us by giving us the power, or the strength, to fulfill our obligations despite the problems.
The Holy Spirit helps us overcome the storms of life so that we can reach the new world that God promises.
By taking what steps can we benefit fully from holy spirit?
First, get where the wind blows, that is, participate in activities that allow us to receive the guidance of the spirit of God. second, “raise the sails” to the fullest by participating in those activities as much as we can.
How should we pray for holy spirit?
What we learned is that, to receive the help of the holy spirit, we must ask for it in prayer with insistence.