by Jeff Schreve

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Series: The Unknown God, Discovering the Person and the Power of the Holy Spirit
Jeff Schreve
Ephesians 5:15-21

If you have your Bibles, please turn to Ephesians chapter 5. I want to speak to you on this subject: ''Filled or Foolish.''

Philip Yancey, the great Christian author, he wrote a foreword for a book called Life in the Spirit. And in his foreword he tells a story about a Japanese man who came to know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. And they were teaching this man about Christian doctrine. They were teaching him about the Holy Trinity. And his response was so honest. He said this: ''Honorable Father, very good. Honorable Son, very good. Honorable Bird, do not understand at all.'' Speaking of the Holy Spirit, the heavenly dove, he called that the honorable bird. He couldn't grasp the Holy Spirit. He speaks for lots of people who don't really understand the ministry, the work, the person, the power, of the Holy Spirit. And that's why we're in this series called The Unknown God: Discovering the Person and the Power of the Holy Spirit.

You remember, Jesus told the disciples, He said, ''It is to your advantage that I go away. Because when I go away, I'm going to send another Helper, another just like Me. And He'll not only be with you, but He'll live in you.'' Adrian Rogers defines the Holy Spirit this way: He is Christ in the Christian, Christ in the Christian. You remember I told you last week, if you want to think about God, you know, God is three persons, one God. God the Father is God without skin. God the Son is God with skin. God the Holy Spirit is God who comes to live in our skin. And that is the Trinity. The three are one. And today, we want to talk about the subject of being filled with the Spirit, filled or foolish.

Did you know the Bible makes this very clear every Christian has the Holy Spirit living inside? Every Christian has the Holy Spirit resident, but not every Christian has the Holy Spirit president. ...

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