Gene Cunningham - June 9, 2003

Ephesians #42

Ephesians #42

The filling of the spirit in Eph 5:18 is based on the five works of the spirit at salvation -- baptism, regeneration, indwelling, gift, and sealed (see previous lessons). Indwelling of the spirit is to make us like Jesus. 1Ti 3:16 "godliness" means likeness to Christ . 2Co 3:18 "transformed from glory to glory"; we look in a mirror and make adjustments as example to our growth in Christ, looking more and more like Him. 2Ti 3:16 - the Word of God is... "profitable for rebuke, correction, and instruction in righteousness". Self-emptying is in the concept of filling by the Spirit (Rom 12:1-2). Effects of the Spirit: (1) personal self control (not squandering resources and excess) (Gal 5:23, Tit 1:8, 2Pe 1:6); (2) concern and caring for well being of others (Eph 5:19, 1Th 5:11); (3) inner joy under girds everything; (4) gratitude and thanksgiving (Eph 5:20, 1Th 5:16-18); (5) submissiveness (Eph 5:21, Pro 9:10)

Scripture References: Titus 1:8, Galatians 5:23, Romans 12:1-2, Proverbs 9:10, Ephesians 5:18, Ephesians 5:21, Ephesians 5:20, Ephesians 5:19

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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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