Sealed with the Spirit
A Sermon on Ephesians 1:13
In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, (ESV)
Have you lost the joy of your salvation? What causes Christians to be so lethargic? What steals our enthusiasm for spiritual growth? These are certainly questions evangelical Christians should be concerned about. But many Christians are skeptical of talk about the “experience” of the Holy Spirit. In this sermon, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones suggests our joy in Christ – our experience of that joy – might not be present in our lives because we do not fully grasp the truth about the sealing of the Holy Spirit. Since we do not know what we are missing, we do not seek it, nor ask the Lord for it. The listener is taken through a detailed examination of the meaning of the Apostle Paul’s teaching on the Holy Spirit, beginning with the effect of the Holy Spirit upon the Lord Jesus Christ in his life and ministry. Lloyd-Jones interacts with two competing views regarding the sealing of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer. Listen closely as the Doctor systematically walks through Scripture, illustrating both the meaning and the timing of the Apostle’s teaching on the sealing of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Christian.