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Ephesians, Chapter Five, Lesson One

THE SPIRIT FILLED LIFE - Part 1   Ephesians 5:1-6             Download this Bible Study


** At the conclusion of our study in chapter four we learned five ways in which we can exhibit the genuineness of our Christian faith. Do you recall those five ways and which one you chose to focus on in your daily walk?

1. By speaking the truth to one another.
2. By controlling our anger.
3. How we view our possessions.
4. How we control our speech.
5. How we control our attitudes and the actions they will produce.


** The apostle Paul has been building to a crescendo as he writes this marvelous letter. In the first three chapters he showed us everything that we have "in Christ". Beginning in chapter four, he has been telling us how we should "walk" because of who we are "in Christ". Now as we start chapters five and six, Paul is going to get very specific in defining what it means for a Christian to experience "The Spirit Filled Life". In two weeks we will hear the apostle say we should "be filled with the Spirit", but even for our study today we will learn the importance of the Holy Spirit's control in our life if we are to live for the glory of God.

Over the next two months, this nine part series is going to fully explain what it means to be filled with the Spirit and the impact that has on every possible human relationship we might encounter.

If we will let the Holy Spirit control our lives, Who will we be like and what will be our motive for life? For the wonderful answers let's look at our passage for today, Ephesians 5:1-6.

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