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What is the fillingof the Holy Spirit?

Controlled/empowered by the Holy Spirit

What three purposesfor the Spirit’s filling were discussed in class?

1. Live life pleasing to God

2. Spread the Gospel effectively

3. Spiritual gifts

Are we filled withthe Holy Spirit once, or many times? Explain.

Many times

What illustrationdoes Ortberg give (p. 39) of walking in the power of the Holy Spirit?

A river

From Ortberg (p. 39),what is the only way that we can become the person God made us to be?

The Spirit of God flowing in us like a river

1. What is needed,according to Ortberg (p. 44), for us to live in the power of the Holy Spirit?

A sincere desire to be submitted to the Spirit's leading

1. What does Ortberg mean by “trying softer” inchapter 6?

Focusing more on God's goodness than our efforts

1. Be able to explainOrtberg’s “four quadrants” of our growth, and our perception of ourgrowth. Which of the four is the goalfor the Christian life?

1. Aware/Competent

2. Aware/Inompetent

3. Unaware/Competent

4. Unaware/Incompetent

1. Define “confess.” Whyis it more than just a simple idea? Whatdoes it imply?

To admit to something

No excuses/blaming

Take full responsibility

1. Whatis the place of repentance in confession? What illustration did the professor offer for repentance?

A change mind; declare war on sin


1. Howdoes repentance relate to spiritual growth/maturity?

Winning battles as we grow

Asking God for a repentant heart

1. Whatsigns of true repentance did the professor identify?

1. Grief over sin

2. Willing to make things right

3. Keep fighting!!

1. WhenI confess my sins, must I remember every sin I have committed in order to be cleansed? Explain.


1. Whatpossibilities did the professor identify for remaining guilt feelings afterconfessing sins?

1. Demonic powers

2. Over-sensitive consciousness

3. Restitution (sinned against someone else)

1. Howdoes Ortberg (p. 137) compare fishing to temptation to sin?

Temptation is a hook; we are too easily satisfied

1. Whatdoes Ortberg (p. 138) say is the most effective “way out” to resist temptation?

Talking with other people

1. Whathappens if we try to repress a desire, according to Ortberg (p. 140)?

We will wear out and get tired

1. Accordingto Ortberg (p. 140), where does real freedom come from?

Internal freedom not to be enslaved by our appetites

1. Ifwe give in to temptation, what does Ortberg (p. 142) say that the Holy Spiritmoves to do within us?

To deliver us from evil