Holy Spirit: The One Who Seals

Feb 26, 2017 by: Joel Sutton| Series: Power
Scripture: Ephesians 1:13–1:14

Holy Spirit: The One Who Seals

Ephesians 1:13-14

 

We do what we do because we think like we think.

“You are sealed with the promised Holy Spirit.”

  • Signifies security and safety.
  • Signifies a transaction is complete.
  • Signifies the item is valuable.
  • Signifies ownership.

Take Home Idea: You have been marked by God’s Spirit as God’s possession.

 

 

 

"Holy Spirit: The One Who Seals" Small Group Questions

 

Opening:

What is the best medicine for you when you get down in the dumps?

Review Pastor Joel's sermon and Take Home Idea. What struck you about the sermon?

What do you have questions about?

Dig: Read Ephesians 1:3-14

Paul lists eight different spiritual blessings in this passage. Can you find each of them?

Which of these blessings does Paul say is work done by the Holy Spirit?

Reading vs. 13, what is the process in receiving our salvation? At what point are we sealed by the Holy Spirit?

Pastor Joel identified 4 different facets of this metaphor of a “seal”. Name them and identify which one holds the most importance to you.

Why is the issue of security in Christ important to you?

Reflect:

Knowing you are “sealed”, how will you view yourself and God differently?  How will this affect the way you live your life as a believer?

What can you do to demonstrate your gratitude to the Spirit for his commitment to you?

Close this time sharing and praying together as a group.

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