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Sunday School: Higher Life Theology and Biblical Sanctification (Pt. 11)

September 16, 2018 Speaker: Series: Sunday School: Higher Life Theology and Biblical Sanctification

 

Two Categories in Which All Humans Fit
Category 1        Category 2
Non-Christian      Christian
Unregenerate     Regenerate
Unbelieving         Believing
Unrepentant       Repentant
Unconverted       Converted
Natural                Spiritual

1. What does “be filled” mean?
2. What does “with the Spirit” mean?
3. What are the results of Spirit-filling?
4. How do you obey the command “be filled with the Spirit”?
5. Are all Christians Spirit-filled?
6. Doesn’t a command imply that you either obey it or disobey it?

Illustrations of Content vs. Means

Content                                                                     Means
Fill a pool with water.                                        Fill a pool with a hose.
Fill a tire with air.                                      Fill a tire with an air-compressor.
Fill your stomach with food and drink.     Fill your stomach with forks and cups.
Fill a tooth’s cavity with amalgam.              Fill a tooth’s cavity with dental tools.
Be filled with the Spirit.                                       Be filled by the Spirit.