Confirmed by the Holy Spirit

Date of talk: 
Sunday, 4 June 2017
Andrew Simpkins
Bible verse: 
Ephesians 1:3-14

Last week we finished our look at Ephesians 1: 3-14. We focused particularly on verses 13 & 14. We saw how the Holy Spirit is given to us as a seal to confirm the promises of our inheritance that have been outlined in the previous verses. We saw how Jesus had described this as “Baptism in the Holy Spirit”. We also considered that this is a separate event to conversion and is a felt experience resulting in the deep cry of our hearts “Abba, Father”.

For discussion: 

In your small groups you may like to:

  1. Share stories of your baptism in the Holy Spirit
  2. Pray for each other to be filled again with the Holy Spirit (see Ephesians 5:18 – even though we haven’t got that far yet!)