Ephesians 1:13-14

The Holy Spirit guarantees our future inheritance.

Bulletin for: 
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Order of worship: 
Discussion Questions: 

The text says that believers in Jesus Christ were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit.  This means that the Spirit of God authenticates that we are children of God.  This is what the Spirit does in our lives.  Romans 8:16 tells us-“The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.”

  • Do you have the assurance that you are a child of God?
  • Do you believe that you are a child of God by God’s grace because you heard the word of truth and believed in Christ alone? (1:13)
  • If you are having trouble believing in real time that you are child of God, what might you need to do in order to recapture that intimate understanding of who you are by the Holy Spirit?
  • You have been given an inheritance.  What is that inheritance?
  • Do you live as if you are sure of your inheritance?
  • Are you satisfied by that inheritance? 
    • Are you attempting to build a different inheritance for yourself? 
    • Are you hoping for a different future than the future that you have been given by the Spirit of God?
Church notes: 

O Great God

O great God of highest heav’n
Occupy my lowly heart
Own it all and reign supreme
Conquer ev’ry rebel pow’r
Let no vice or sin remain
That resists Your holy war
You have loved and purchased me
Make me Yours forever more

I was blinded by my sin
Had no ears to hear Your voice
Did not know Your love within
Had no taste for heaven’s joys
Then Your Spirit gave me life
Opened up Your word to me
Through the gospel of Your Son
Gave me endless hope and peace

Help me now to live a life
That’s dependent on Your grace
Keep my heart and guard my soul
From the evils that I face
You are worthy to be praised
With my ev’ry thought and deed
O great God of highest heav’n
Glorify your name through me

Bob Kauflin © 2012 Sovereign Grace Praise CCLI License # 133639

Christ Be All Around Me

As I rise, strength of God, go before, lift me up
As I wake, eyes of God, look upon, be my sight
As I wait, heart of God, satisfy and sustain
As I hear, voice of God, lead me on, be my guide
Be my guide

(Refrain) Above and believe me, before and behind me
In ev’ry eye that sees me, Christ be all around me
Above and believe me, before and behind me
In ev’ry eye that sees me, Christ be all around me

As I go, hand of God, my defense, by my side
As I rest, breath of God, fall upon, bring me peace
Bring me peace (Refrain)

(Bridge) Your life, your death
Your blood was shed for ev’ry moment
Ev’ry moment (Repeat) (Refrain) 

David Leonard © 2014 Jack Mooring Music CCLI License # 133639