Life In the Spirit

Our Spiritual Warfare

In the final part of the Life in the Spirt series, Andrew Webb looks at Paul’s description of spiritual warfare in Ephesians 6 and explains who this battle is being fought between and what God has given us to defend ourselves against attack.

Be Filled with The Spirit – Part 1

Holiness, love and forgiveness are characteristics of the people the Spirit gathers. These are not arbitary religious practices but reflect the relationship within the Trinity and from God towards each of us. We are called to imitate God in expressing these atributes. In this passage Paul highlights the role of sung worship in helping us to speak the truth to each other and express our love for God. The environment of mutual submission which grows in regularly worshipping together is the next step in building a dwelling place for God.

Unity in the Spirit

In the light of God’s amazing plan to build a dwelling place amongst His people, the Apostle Paul exhorts us to live a life worthy of our calling. Chris unpacks what that looks like in practice. How do we go about using the gifts we have been given by Christ to build a dwelling place for God? How do we avoid grieving the Holy Spirt?

The Temple of the Living God

The Lord is building a dwelling place for Himself.  In Jesus Christ He has laid the foundation stone – all the fullness of God in bodily form.  By the Spirit He dwells in each believer and now through the exercise of the gifts of the Spirit He sets about the work of build a temple of living stones.  Will we join the building by eagerly desiring the Spirit’s gifts and using them to build up the body?

Made Alive in Christ

Today we dig into grace – what does it mean to be saved by grace? Just what has God done for us in Christ and why? How should we respond? We discover that our life in the Spirit begins with the gift of new life itself.

Sealed by The Spirit

Today we being our new series looking at the Life of the Spirit from Paul’s letter to the Christians in Ephesus.  Chris opens the series by exploring what it means to be sealed by the Spirit. Our life in the Spirit is first of all a life where we are chosen and marked out to be God’s people, His possession, His letter and under his protection.  We are adopted into His family, given an inheritance of redemption and forgiveness.  We have the deposit now and the promise of full inheritance when Jesus is revealed and He returns to redeem those in His possession.