May 24, 2020 | Categories: Sublime.

SUBLIME: Ephesians – Week 5 | Ryan Falls

Ephesians 1:11-14: Sealed with the Spirit

Sealed with the Spirit

  • Regeneration – being brought to life by the Spirit
  • Indwelling presence – the presence of the Spirit in our lives – Colossians 1:27

Security because of the Spirit

  • Insecurity abounds
    • True security vs. false security
  • lock tight security – seal used Matt 27:66
  • Sealing connotes protection despite the conditions – John 16:33
  • Security does tie to our longing
    • “guarantee of our inheritance”
    • Relationships
      • God, world, one another
    • Purpose/identity
    • Inheritance and renewal – Revelation 21:4

Discussion Questions:

  1. How do you typically think about and relate to the Holy Spirit in your everyday life as a Christian?
  2. What is the significance of the regenerating work and indwelling presence of the Spirit in our lives as followers of Jesus?
  3. What does it mean that the Spirit provides us true security?
  4. Talk about the Spirit as a guarantee of your inheritance? What exactly does that mean?