Three Witnesses Of The Spirit Filled Life by Johnny Hunt

THREE WITNESSES OF THE SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE

Col. 3:15-17

January 29, 1995

INTRODUCTION: The theme of Colossians, Chapter Three, is that of Christian living. We have been told what to "put off" and what to "put on" as a child of God. It is very apparent that one can know if they are controlled by the Spirit of God or the spirit of this world. Today, you may ask the question: How can one know if they are "Spirit-filled?" I want us to look at the N.T.'s three witnesses.

I. THE PEACE OF CHRIST. v.15

A. WHAT IS IT?

"peace" - an attitude of rest or security. In the midst
of circumstances which ordinarily cause anxiety, it
protects the heart and mind of the believer. Denotes the
absence or end of strife.

B. HOW DOES ONE RECEIVE IT?

Romans 5:1, "Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."

The war between the believer and God is over and the
treaty was paid for by the blood of Christ. Because of
that, believers are at rest, and secure.

John 14:27, "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give
unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

Eph. 2:14, "For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition
between us."

C. WHAT DOES IT DO?

"rule in your hearts" - used to describe the activity
of an umpire in deciding the outcome of an athletic
contest.

The "peace of Christ" guides believers in making
decisions.

It also surpasses all human understanding. The domain
of rule is in the heart.

When faced with a choice, the believe should consider
two factors:

1. Is it consistent with the fac ...


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