Husbands Wives and Giving Thanks Always for All Things
Passage: Ephesians 5:15–5:33
I. Live diligently, redeeming the time, understand the will of the Lord - Eph. 5:15-17
II. Be Filled in Spirit – Eph. 5:18, 19-21
A. The significance of being filled in Spirit
1. This is a big deal!!!(The source of our relationship with God and all ability
to live the Christian life)
a) An impression ofthe scope of the Spirit’s centrality in God’s work and in
our experience– (Read Verses on the Spirit)
2. Filled in Spirit - A basic guide to the key of the Christian life
a) Speaking in Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs – v. 19
b) Making melody in your heart to the Lord – v. 19
c) Giving thanksalways for all things – v. 20
(1) Alwaysin all things–
(a) This is not looking for something positivein a situation to be thankful for.
This does not necessarily need to be based on a feelingof gratitude.
This is learning to recognize/acknowledge God’s faithfulness & sovereignty and give thanks to the Father always, … even in the hard things.
(b) John the Baptist’s offense? - Mt 11:2-6; Lk 7:18-23
(c) Israel’s rejection of the prophets and of Jesus – Mt 11:7-24; Lk 10:13-16
(d) Jesus giving thanks as his answer to all things – Mt 11:25-27; Lk 10:21-22
(e) Coming to know the Father and the Son in myall things – Mt 11:27-30; Lk 10:22
d) Submitting to one another – v. 21
e) Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly – Col 3:15-17
f) Drawing and drinking of the Spirit– Jn 4:13-14, 7:37-39; Isaiah 12:2-6
3. Being Filled in Spirit empowers and elevates our most basic relationships
– Eph 5:22-6:9 (Next 2 weeks)
4. Being filled in Spirit empowers and elevates our marriages – Eph 5:22-33
a) Marriage is intended to be… Two people, filled in Spirit, experiencing the relationship of Christ and his Bride, the church – Eph 5:22-33
b) A relationship to reflect/reveal God’s intention in creating us
– Gen 1:26-27; 2:7, 18-24
c) This mystery is great, but I speak concerning Christ and concerning the
Church – Eph. 5:32
The scope of the Spirit’s centrality in God’s work and in our experience:
Ge 1:1-2; Lk 1:14-15; Lk 1:35; Mt 1:18; Lk 1:41-42; Lk 2:39-40; Mt 3:11; Mt 3:16; Lk 3:22; Mt 4:1-2
Mt 12:28; Ac 10:37-38; Mt 28:19; Jn 7:38-39; Lk 11:13; Lk 12:12; Mk 13:11; Jn 14:26; Jn 20:21-22
Acts 1:4-5; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:1; Acts 2:4; Acts 2:33; Acts 2:38; Acts 4:31; Acts 5:32; Acts 6:3; Acts 6:5
Acts 7:55; Acts 9:15-20; Acts 10:44-45; Acts 13:2; Acts 13:4; Acts 15:28; Acts 20:28
Ro 5:5; Ro 8:1; Ro 8:4-5; Ro 8:8-11; Ro 8:13-14; Ro 14:17; Ro 15:13
1Co 2:9-12; 1Co 2:14; 1Co 3:16; 1Co 6:11; 1Co 6:19; 2Co 3:3; 2Co 3:18
Gal 5:16; Gal 5:18; Gal 5:22-23; Gal 5:25
Eph 1:13; Eph 4:30; Eph 3:2-3; Eph 3:5; Eph 3:14-17; Php 1:19
1Th 1:5-6; 2Ti 1:12; 2Ti 1:14; Tit 3:4-6
1Pe 1:10-12; 1Pe 3:18; 2Pe 1:20-21
1Jn 3:24; 1Jn 4:13
Drawing and drinking of the Spirit
Jn 4:13-14; Jn 7:37-39; Jn 12:2-6; Isaiah 12:2-6
John 4:13-14 - 13 Jesus answered and said to her, "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again,
14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life."
John 7:37-39 - 37 On the last day, that great dayof the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.
38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water."
39 But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given,because Jesus was not yet glorified.
2 Behold, God ismy salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; 'For YAH, the LORD, ismy strength and song; He also has become my salvation.' "
3 Therefore with joy you will draw water From the wells of salvation.
4 And in that day you will say: "Praise the LORD, call upon His name; Declare His deeds among the peoples, Make mention that His name is exalted.
5 Sing to the LORD, For He has done excellent things; This isknown in all the earth.
6 Cry out and shout, O inhabitant of Zion, For great isthe Holy One of Israel in your midst!"
Genesis 1:1-2-1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness wason the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
Luke 1:14-15 – Re: John14 And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.
15 For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will also be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.
Luke 1:35 – Re: Jesus 35 And the angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.
Matthew 1:18 - 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.
Luke 1:41-42 - 41 And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe (John)leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
42 Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said, "Blessed areyou among women, and blessed isthe fruit of your womb!
Luke 2:39-40 - 39 So when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their owncity, Nazareth. 40 And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.
Matthew 3:11 - 11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spiritand fire.
Matthew 3:16 - 16 When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descendinglike a dove and alighting upon Him.
Luke 3:22 - 22 And the Holy Spirit descendedin bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, "You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased."
Luke 4:1-2 - 1 Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spiritinto the wilderness, 2 being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry.
Matthew 12:28 – Jesus Said-28 But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.
Acts 10:37-38 - 37 that word you know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached:
38 how God anointedJesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spiritand with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
Matthew 28:19 - 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
John 7:38-39 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water."39 But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spiritwas not yet given,because Jesus was not yet glorified.
Luke 11:13 - 13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will yourheavenly Father give the Holy Spiritto those who ask Him!"
Luke 12:12 - 12 For the Holy Spiritwill teach you in that very hour what you ought to say."
Mark 13:11 - 11 But when they arrest youand deliver you up, do not worry beforehand, or premeditate what you will speak. But whatever is given you in that hour, speak that; for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.
John 14:26 - 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
John 20:21-22 - 21 So Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you."
22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them,and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit”.
Acts 1:4-5 - 4 And being assembled together with them,He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, "which," He said,"you have heard from Me;
5 for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spiritnot many days from now."
Acts 1:8 - 8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."
Acts 2:1 - 1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
Acts 2:4 - 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spiritand began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave themutterance.
Acts 2:33 - 33 Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.
Acts 2:38 - 38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 4:31 - 31 And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
Acts 5:32 - 32 And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spiritwhom God has given to those who obey Him."
Acts 6:3 - 3 Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of goodreputation, full of the Holy Spiritand wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business;
Acts 6:5 - 5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude. And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas, a proselyte from Antioch,
Acts 7:55 – Re: Stephen- 55 But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,
Acts 9:15-20 - 15 But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel. 16 For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name's sake."
17 And Ananias went his way and entered the house; and laying his hands on him he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you came, has sent me that you may receive your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit."
Acts 10:44-45 - 44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fellupon all those who heard the word. 45 And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured outon the Gentiles also.
Acts 13:2 - 2 As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, "Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."
Acts 13:4 - 4 So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia, and from there they sailed to Cyprus.
Acts 15:28 - 28 For itseemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things:
Acts 20:28 - 28 Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
Romans 5:5 - 5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts bythe Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Romans 8:1, 4-5 - 1 There istherefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. …
4 that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who liveaccording to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.
Romans 8:8-11 - 8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.
10 And if Christ is in you, the body isdead because of sin, but the Spirit is lifebecause of righteousness.
11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
Romans 8:13-14 - 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirityou put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
Romans 14:17 - 17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13 - 13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 2:9-12, 14 - 9 But as it is written: "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,Nor have entered into the heart of manThe things which God has prepared for those who love Him."
10 But God has revealedthemto us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searchesall things, yes, the deep things of God.
11 For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.
12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. …
14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them,because they are spiritually discerned.
1 Corinthians 3:16 - 16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and thatthe Spirit of God dwells in you?
1 Corinthians 6:11 - 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.
1 Corinthians 6:19 - 19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?
2 Corinthians 3:3 - 3 clearlyyou arean epistle of Christ, ministered by us, writtennot with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is,of the heart.
2 Corinthians 3:18 - 18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Galatians 5:16, 18, 22-23, 25 -
16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. …
18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. …
22 But the fruit of the Spiritis love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.…
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
Ephesians 1:13 - 13 In Him you also trusted,after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,
Ephesians 4:30 - 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealedfor the day of redemption.
Ephesians 3:2-3, 5 - 2 if indeed you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you, 3 how that by revelation He made known to me the mystery …
5 which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets:
Ephesians 3:14-17 - 14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthenedwith might through His Spiritin the inner man,
17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
Philippians 1:19 - 19 For I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayer and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
1 Thessalonians 1:5-6 - 5 For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spiritand in much assurance, as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake.
6 And you became followers of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit,
2 Timothy 1:12, 14 - 12 For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day. …
14 That good thing which was committed to you, keep by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.
Titus 3:4-6 - 4 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, 5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom He poured out on usabundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior,
1 Peter 1:10-12 - 10 Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would cometo you, 11 searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christwho was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.
12 To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spiritsent from heaven--things which angels desire to look into.
1 Peter 3:18 - 18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made aliveby the Spirit,
2 Peter 1:20-21 - 20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation,
21 for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they weremoved by the Holy Spirit.
1 John 3:24 - 24 Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.
1 John 4:13 - 13 By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.
Revelation 22:16-17 - 16 "I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star."
17 And the Spiritand the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.
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