If I were to ask what the most important part of our Christian life was, what would you answer?

Prayer, Bible reading, Church attendance, Witnessing, etc…

All are of equal importance.  

  Death, burial, and resurrection.


Filled with the Spirit is of great importance.

  Salvation is the beginning of this facet of our Christian walk.

  What would prayer be without the Spirit?  Bible reading? Witnessing? Etc…


  The Bible is sandwiched with the Spirit. 

  Gen.1:2 and the Spirit of God moved…

  Rev.22:17 and the Spirit and the bride say, Come.

  Jesus taught the importance of the Spirit in His life.
  Luke 1:35 The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee.
  Luke 3:21-22…the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove…
  Luke 4:1…Luke 4:14

  Luke 4:18


1.       What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit? 
To have God’s (1) Attitude…love, joy, peace
(2) Attributes…holiness, righteousness, integrity, honesty,…(3) Actions …reaching out, confessing Christ.

2.      How can we be filled with the Spirit?
Salvation is the beginning
.  A clean vessel, tabernacle, dwelling place for God.
It is God’s design and God’s desire for us to be filled with the Spirit. (Acts 1:8)
Prayer  (Luke 11:13)
Praise (Eph. 5:18-20)

3.      What will happen when you are filled with the Spirit?
First of all the filling is not always a “feeling”.

It will create a peace, (dove)
Liberty (2 Cor.3:17-18)
Fruit (Gal.5:22-23)