Of Spirit Filling

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

Ephesians: Walk Worthy

Of Spirit Filling 

  • Spirit Empowerment
  • Spirit-Empowered Living
  • Spirit-Empowered Fellowship 

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read Ephesians 5:15-21. What are the commands in this paragraph? How do they relate to what Paul has been writing? How do they relate to each other?
  2. Why does Paul contrast getting drunk with being filled by the Spirit? How does this help us understand Spirit filling?
  3. Compare Colossians 3:16 with Ephesians 5:18-19. How does this parallel passage help us understand Spirit filling?
  4. Verses 19-21 contain five participles (-ing words). Identify them. Participles are dependent on a main verb. What is that main verb? How does the grammar impact our interpretation and application of these verses?
  5. Chad and Emily Van Dixhoorn define submission in their book Gospel-Shaped Marriage: “Submission is respect that leads to serving.” How does this definition work in applying verse 21 to your relationships in the church? 

Memory Verse of the Week:

Ephesians 5:18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit. (ESV)