July 30, 2023
The Spirit-Filled Life
Ephesians 5:1-2, 15-21
Sunday, July 30, 2023
Dr. Kelly B. Burton
There is confusion among Christians about what the Spirit-Filled life looks like. I think you would agree that it at least means a disciplined life. This was a new way of living for the Ephesian Christians. They used to jettison all moral restraints and live like they wanted. God has predetermined the way we should go now. Be careful how you now live.
Sermon in a Sentence: We live in strange times. Snatch up every opportunity to be like God.
Here are three disciplines for you to start practicing:
5:1-2 Live Your New Life in the Likeness of God
The Ephesians had not seen an example of Christian living.
15-17 Look Where You Are Going; Don’t be Foolish Again
God has predetermined the way you should go (1:11).
Consider the Proverbs every day.
18-21 Let the Holy Spirit Be in Continuous Control
Fleshes out this way:
a. Speaking v19 _____________________________
b. Singing v19 _____________________________
c. Giving v20 ______________________________
d. Submitting v21 ______________________________
July 23, 2023
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July 9, 2023
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July 2, 2023
Extravagant Love! Ephesians 1:1-14 Sunday, July 2, 2023 Dr. Kelly B. Burton Ephesians is regarded as the most influential document on Christian thought and spirituality. The author is Paul, writing from prison in Rome (Acts 28). There were no problems in the church, but the amount of Christian doctrine tells me he may be writing… Read More »