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Led by the Spirit - Part 2

SPIRIT-FILLED                                     Page 2


Read passage (V.15-17) (V.18-21)

Opening Prayer


** Are you aware of the things which are trying to control your life? As Christians we have already seen the importance of being Saved as an expressed fulfillment of God’s will in our lives, but what are some of the things in this world that can take over who we are and how we act?

1. Physical discomfort - illness/injury
2. Peer pressure
3. Greed
4. Substances (Alcohol, drugs, food, coffee)
5. Self-centered attitudes
6. Grumbling and complaining

** If we wish to avoid that list of negative influence on our marriages and on our relationships with others
around us, what must we be willing to do? If we hope to live a “Spirit-filled” life in the center of God’s
will, we need to listen to the heart of the apostle Paul in our passage for today. He is going to give us
seven characteristics of living out the Spirit-filled life. Our joy is going to come from learning these
marvelous truths and then applying them to our walk with the Lord.

Let’s begin our passage for today -

V.15 ** Why does Paul draw a connection between our opening verse for today and the passage that precedes it?

Because we are "children of light" and the world around us is lost in "darkness", we must be
careful how we walk! But it goes even further back, if we are going to be "imitators of God" we are going to have to be careful. cf. Ephesians 5:1 and 8

** What does the word "careful" bring to mind when applied to our daily walk with the Lord?

The phrase "be careful" is derived from two words in the Greek - blepho (to look at) and akribos (with exactness). Paul is calling for us to look at our daily walk with the Lord with an attitude of exacting caution, to be on guard or beware of the influences around us.
All see - 1Corinthians 3:10-14

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