The Sealing Promise of the Holy Spirit

October 27, 2019 Preacher: Ryan Brice Series: Ephesians: Alive in Him

Passage: Ephesians 1:11–14

Inheritance Obtained

  • 11a In him we have obtained an inheritance,
    • I Peter 2:9
    • I Peter 1:3-4
  • 11b having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,
    • Ephesians 1:5
  • 12 so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.
    • Romans 8:23-25

Inheritance Sealed

  • 13 In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,
    • Galatians 1:6-9
    • John 14:6
    • 2 Corinthians 1:20-22a

Inheritance Guaranteed

  • 14a who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it,
    • 2 Corinthians 1:22b
  • 14b to the praise of his glory.

So What?

  • Those who have believed the gospel have full assurance of their salvation according to the sealing promise of the Holy Spirit.
    • I John 5:11-13
    • 2 Timothy 1:12

Further Discussion

  • How does knowing that salvation is sealed by the Holy Spirit lead us to glorify God?
  • What should we do when we doubt our security in Christ?

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