"The Spirit-Controlled Life"
Introduction: J.C. has an exciting and fulfilling life for
every Christian. Christians cannot be fulfilled and live in
Christian victory until we learn that we are to be filled with
T.S.: Jn. 16:13-14; Lk. 24:49; Acts 1:8; 2:38; Eph. 5
1. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT? (18)
Exp: Gr.-"plapow"-to be made complete, made whole!
To abound in God's Spirit or to be taken up with HS.
To be controlled or to live under Spirit's rule!
Ill: The ??? is not how much of the Holy Spirit you have
but how much does the H.S. have of you?
He wants to control, master, lord, possessed you!
App: If a Christian does not want the Spirit to control
him, then his way will be carnal and he will fulfill
the desires of the flesh!
2. IS IT A COMMANDMENT TO BE FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT?(18)
Exp: Yes, it is a commandment! It is as great a sin
to be drunk with wine as it is to not be filled
with the H.S.
Ill: Wine: Controlling agent and makes one under an
influence! J.C. says let the Spirit control you!
App: Zech. 4:6 "but by my Spirit"
Rom. 8:6 "Mind set on the Spirit is life and peace!"
Rom. 8:8 "you cannot please God in the flesh!"
*To not be filled or controlled by the Spirit is to
choose death over life and emptiness over meaning!
3. HOW DO WE RECEIVE THE FILLING OF THE SPIRIT?
Exp: This word be filled is a present tense continuous
action verb! There is an initial filling and then
a continuous action is needed!
*Translations: a. "always being filled"
b. "ever be filled"
Luke 11:13 "If you then, being evil, know how to
give good gifts to your children, how much more
shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit
to those who ask him?"
*Jesus says if you want my Spirit, ask me!
App: The Process!
1. Recognize the ...
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