Quenching The Spirit (2)
A Sermon on Ephesians 6:10-13
The Whole Armor of God
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. (ESV)
No life apart from God the Spirit; how do we know the Spirit is working within us? the power that is a characteristic of the Holy Spirit; the Spirit leads to prayer; a spirit of adoption; Pentecost for the early Church only? four illustrations of quenching the Spirit; baptism in the Spirit; and regeneration? the danger of formalism.