In this workbook companion to Forgotten God, author Francis Chan reminds us of the true source of the church’s power—the Holy Spirit. Chan contends that we’ve ignored the Spirit for far too long, and that without him, we operate in our own strength, only accomplishing human-sized results. Offering a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit’s direction in our lives, the workbook is designed to initiate and facilitate both individual study and small group discussion, interaction, and practical application of the message of Forgotten God.
The workbook will stand-alone or can be used alongside Forgotten God. Francis’ thought-provoking teaching makes this a valuable workbook resource for individual study, a seven-week small group study, churches, youth groups, and college campus ministries—and perfect for retreat weekends.
The Logos Bible Software edition of this volume is designed to encourage and stimulate your study and understanding of key biblical topics. Scripture passages link directly to your English translations and to the original language texts, and important theological concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. In addition, you can perform powerful searches by topic and find what other authors, scholars, and theologians have to say about the Holy Spirit.
Francis Chan is a best-selling author and the host of the BASIC series. He has also written the children’s books Halfway Herbert, The Big Red Tractor and the Little Village, and Ronnie Wilson’s Gift. Francis is the founding pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California, and is the founder of Eternity Bible College. He also sits on the board of directors of Children’s Hunger Fund and World Impact.
Mark Beuving is an associate professor of interdisciplinary studies at Eternity Bible College in Simi Valley, California.
“One thing is certain: We will never know the power of the Spirit until we open our lives to follow His leading.” (Page 11)
“Holy Spirit who brings life out of death lives inside of us!” (Page 20)
“If the Holy Spirit is being neglected in our churches and in our lives, is it any wonder that we don’t look much different from the rest of the world? Too often we work in our own strength to be the kind of people who stand out—the kind of people who look like Jesus. This is the right goal, but when we try to do this without relying on the Spirit, we’re missing the whole point.” (Page 25)
“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us … so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith’ (Gal. 3:13–14).” (Page 81)
“We sometimes get so caught up in everything God wants us to do that we lose sight of who God wants us to be.” (Page 105)