We receive the Holy Spirit the moment we place our faith in Jesus and are saved. In the book of Ephesians we are taught that believers are sealed in Holy Spirit, a secure guarantee promising our future destiny with Christ, and a comforting guide to help us be successful serving the Lord now. Scripture shows us what to do and not do if we want to thrive in the Holy Spirit (and not grieve the Holy Spirit).
Come to Rockwell Church this Sunday to be encouraged to live yielded and empowered lives in the Spirit making a difference today and for eternity. A great Sunday to bring your neighbors and coworkers.
We meet at 10:15am Sundays at 93 Midway Drive in Virginia, MN.
Arrive early for kids and adult Sunday School at 9:00am.
Rockwell Church March 19, 2023 Pastor Chris Teien
How to Thrive Sealed by the Holy Spirit
“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.” (Ephesians 1:13–14)
A. We ENTER Being Sealed in the Holy Spirit when:
1. When we HEAR the Gospel message (Eph 1:13a)
2. When we BELIEVE upon the Gospel (Eph 1:13b)
3. When He takes CONTROL of our lives
(Eph 1:14, 2 Cor 1:22, Rom 8:8-10)
B. We ENJOY Being Sealed in the Holy Spirit when:
1. We Feel the Spirit AFFIRM we are now God’s child (Rom 8:16)
2. We Allow the Devil to Have NO SPACE in our Lives (Eph 4:27)
3. We Give the Holy Spirit FIRST PLACE in our Lives (Eph 4:30)
4. We are repeatedly FILLED by the Spirit (Eph 5:18)
C. We EXEMPLIFY We are Sealed in the Holy Spirit when:
1. We SING to the Lord (Eph 5:19-20)
2. We SUBMIT to God and each other (Eph 5:21)
3. We are empowered with the Lord’s STRENGTH (Eph 6:10)
4. We boldy SPEAK to others about the Gospel (Eph 6:19-20, Acts 1:8)