Baptism and Filling of the Spirit

Baptism by the Spirit is a one-time act which places you, the believer, in the body of Christ, while filling of the Spirit is a repeated experience of submission to the Spirit which brings you power for growth and service. In part 4 of The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit, Pastor Dan Cox reads from 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 and Ephesians 5:15-21.

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Study Notes

The Person of the Spirit

“God the Holy Spirit is not an impersonal force or presence- He is a Person, a member of the Triune Godhead, who is to be loved and obeyed.”

The Work of the Spirit

“The work of the Holy Spirit is to manifest the active presence of God in the world, and especially in the church.”

Wayne Grudem

The Holy Spirit’s Work

In the Old Testament Era
In the Life of Christ
In the Church Era

Spirit Baptism: The Prepositional Controversy

Baptism BY/ IN/ WITH/ OF the Spirit

Spirit Baptism: Controversy Concerns

Harm from “Two-Class Christianity”
Harm from Tongues Speaking Assertions
There are many degrees of empowering, fellowship with God and personal Christian maturity

A Better Expression…

Filling of the Spirit… Spirit Filling… Fullness of the Spirit

Keys to Spirit Filling

Renewed Commitment/ Submission
Faithful Expectation

Applying the Text

Are you filled with the Spirit?