Gene Cunningham - June 9, 2003

Ephesians #29

Ephesians #29

Walking in dependence on the spirit is more than a moral life Gal 5:16-25. "Inheriting the kingdom" (Gal 5:21) refers to awards; salvation is a gift. Not all believers are joint heirs with Christ (Rom 8:17). Unsaved people are living a lie (that they don't need God). We have put away the lie (Eph 4:26) but can live like it - "Do not grieve the Spirit" (Eph 4:30). Five things happen at salvation by the Spirit: (1) baptism 1Co 12:13; (2) regeneration Joh 3:7, Titus 3:5; (3) indwelling Rom 8:9-11; (4) gifts 1Co 12:7; and (5) sealed Eph 1:13. The Holy Spirit is the guarantee of irrevocable "inheritance", common to believers 1Pe 1:24, Joh 14:3. We grieve the Spirit by doing things contrary to Truth. You still can't please God by avoiding the negatives. Doing the positives assures we "Do not quench the Spirit 1Th 5:11-19. Related commands: "Be filled by the Spirit" (Eph 5:18); with what? The Word Col 3:16. "Walk by the Spirit" (Gal 5:16). These are the only ways to "walk worthy" (Eph 4:1).

Scripture References: Colossians 3:16, Ephesians 4:30, Ephesians 5:18, Ephesians 4:26, John 14:3, Romans 8:17, Ephesians 1:13, Galatians 5:21, Romans 8:9-11, Ephesians 4:1, Galatians 5:16-25, Titus 3:5, Galatians 5:16, John 3:7

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More than any book Ephesians reveals the blessings from God based on our relationship with Jesus Christ by grace through faith. Eph 1:3 is the a key verse. Other key verses by chapter include Eph 2:8 Eph 3:19 Eph 4:1 Eph 5:18 and Eph 6:10-11.

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