Sealed by the Spirit

Ephesians 1:11-14    |     Sermon Resources    |     6 February 2022


In the sermon this week Pastor Billy considers the practical implications for the inheritance we have received in Christ.


“It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”

- CS Lewis, Weight of Glory (Essay)

Discussion Questions

  1. Have you ever received an inheritance? What was it? What are the similarities and differences between an earthly inheritance and the inheritance Paul writes about in this passage?
  2. What connection does Paul make between our inheritance and predestination? What comfort can we take from this?
  3. What do we learn in this passage about the Holy Spirit? How does this knowledge of the Spirit give us hope in our daily lives?
  4. In the sermon Pastor Billy considered 3 practical implications of the inheritance:
    • Beckons us out of darkness
    • Reframes our present situation
    • Stirs us towards worship

Spend some time discussing each implication. Which one is most meaningful to you? How so?

  1. Where in your life right now do you most need to rely on the ministry of the Holy Spirit?
  2. What is one thing you will do as a result of studying this passage?

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