Be Filled with the Spirit (Part 2) – Gospel in Life

Be Filled with the Spirit (Part 2)

Tim Keller |  June 23, 1991

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  • The Holy Spirit
Ephesians 5:15-20
RS 220-02

Ephesians 5:18–21

The idea of “being filled with the Spirit” is like planting a seed and letting it grow, and it’s something everyone in their faith journey needs to understand. Some people argue about what it means, but it’s really important for us to know what it looks like and how to make it happen in our lives. Ephesians 5:18 tells us that as Christians, we should be filled with the Spirit, and this should influence how we think and act.

1. Why it’s so important

In our world today, where we’re often more concerned with how things look than what they’re really made of, people are searching for a genuine connection with God. Contrary to what some people might tell you, faith isn’t going out of style – it’s becoming even more popular, especially when it offers real spiritual experiences. Because of this, it’s vital that we learn to tell the difference between true and false spiritual experiences, and we can do this by turning to the Bible for guidance.

2. What it looks like to be filled with the Spirit

Being filled with the Spirit doesn’t mean you’re constantly in a state of intense emotion. Instead, it looks like self-control, discipline, obedience, and prayer. It’s not just about how we feel, but also about how we think, and it’s strengthened by reading and understanding the Bible. To keep this spiritual fullness, we need to focus more on relationships than work, continue studying the Bible, obey God’s commands, and ask for the Holy Spirit’s guidance in our prayers and worship songs.



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