Life in the Spirit Online Seminar

Welcome to the first on-line Life in the Spirit Seminar! In an effort to reach more people and accommodate those that can't for one reason or another attend one we are offering it on-line. This is a new direction for our website but we know that together with the Holy Spirit we can make it a benefit for everyone involved. We seek and value your input.  
We will post a new week on the site every Sunday. There is no schedule, you can move at your own pace. If you have questions or want to talk to someone about what you are feeling or have suggestions as to how to improve the seminar use the feedback form at the bottom of this page and we will be happy to help you in any way.
If you wish to have guide to help you through the seminar to answer your questions and keep you focused please sign up for one using the feedback form at the bottom of this page

This is a duplication of the booklet used in the Life in the Spirit Seminars that have been conducted by Presentation Ministries. It is provided for those that could not attend the actual seminar and it only represents a small part of the moving experience provided by attending the seminar. The speakers, discussions, praise and worship with like minded Christians and most of all the presence of the Holy Spirit make the seminar a life changing experience. We encourage you to attend the next one.
      This booklet is a guideline, a companion. It will help you to find your way through the Life in the Spirit Seminars and to discover all the wealth the God wants to give you through them. This book will help you to find a deeper life in God.
      God speaks to us and helps us through others. If you want new life in the Spirit, you should be faithful in attending the seminars, so that brothers and sisters can help you during them. God also speaks to us when we are alone, and He will do much for us when we are alone that cannot happen if we do not spend time with Him. Spend time with God during these next seven weeks, and you will see Him give you a new life through that time.
      Prayer is simply being present with God. Our prayer can take a variety of forms: praising and worshiping Him for His own sake; thanking Him for what he has done for us; asking Him to do things for us or for others; listening to Him speak to us. Sometimes it is simply being quite before Him, silent in His presence.
      Prayer will grow in you. At first, if it is new to you, it may go slowly. But as you come to know God more fully and experience His love, your desire to pray will increase. After you have been baptized in the Spirit, you will be able to pray still more freely. God wants you to be with Him. He wants to give you the gift of prayer.
      The words of life in this book will help you to pray. They are words that God has spoken in Scriptures. He means to speak them to you now. There is one for each day of the seven weeks of the seminars, and they are chosen to help you consider more deeply the material presented in the seminar the week before. Meditate on them each day in the time you have set aside for prayer, and the Lord will speak to you through them.
      True wisdom and understanding are a gift from God. God himself wants to teach you. If you read the Scriptures, and think about what they say, asking the Lord to teach you, you will be given spiritual understanding.
      For each week of the seminars, two chapters from Scripture are presented. They are chosen to prepare you for the seminar of the coming week. Each week one chapter will be from the good news according to John (the Gospel of John), and the other will be from the Acts of the Apostles or from a letter of the apostle Paul. Read these chapters and think about them during the week. If you can do more reading during the next seven weeks, read the full Gospel of John and the full Acts of the Apostles.
"We have never failed to pray for you, and what we ask God is that through perfect wisdom and spiritual understanding you shall reach the fullest knowledge of His will. So yo will be able to lead the kind of life which the Lord expects of you, a life acceptable to Him in all aspects; showing the results in all good actions you do and increasing you knowledge of God. You willhave in you the strength, based on His own glorious power, never to give in, but to bear anything joyfully, thanking the Father who has made it possible for you to join the saints and with them to inherit the light."
( Col 1:9-12, Jerusalem Bible)

Note: Scripture quotations marked (RSV) are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible.
          Scripture quotations marked (JB) are from the Jerusalem Bible 

Nihil Obstat: Lawrence A. Gollner  Censor librorum
Imprimatur: Leo A. Pursley. D.D   Bishop of Fort Wayne-- South Bend