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Lesson 10: A Church Is a Spiritual Body (Ephesians)

The Church Will Be a Bride:The Experience of the Church (Ephesians 5.18-24)
(15 questions with Answers following)
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Added on April 4, 2017

Answers at the end, following the questions
Those who disagree with anything please see the note at the end. Reasoned dialogue is encouraged and any Bible or fact based comments, if made in a Christian manner in an attempt to get to the truth will be considered.

These are open book quizzes. Refer to your Bible for answers.

Ephesians 5:18-24: “18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; 19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; 21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. 22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

For a great audio teaching from Ephesians 2.21-31 on the submission of church members one to another, submission of the wife to the husband, the love between husband and wife, the love of Christ for his church, etc., click here.

Questions

  1. The child of God is not only to be indwelt by the Holy Spirit, but also to be

    a. drunk with wine
    b. filled with the Holy Spirit
    c. neither a nor b
    d. both a and b
  2. When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, it means

    a. we are open to suggestions from the Holy Spirit
    b. we are given the assurance that we can never sin
    c. we are controlled by the Holy Spirit
    d. we are in control of the Holy Spirit
  3. The Bible says that a believer is commanded to be baptized in the Holy Spirit in

    a. John 1.33
    b. John 7.39
    c. both the above
    d. nowhere in the Bible
  4. The experience of each believer in the church and the church is found in Ephesians 5.18-24. We read in Ephesians 5.18-19: “And be not _______ with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the _______; speaking to yourselves in ________ and _______ and ____________ _______, __________ and making _________ in your ________ to the Lord.” Ep. 5.19. Believers need an attitude adjustment, but they don’t need the spirits that come from a _________. They need to be filled with the Holy ________ so that they might radiate the joy of the _______. The fullness of joy is to be through our fellowship with the ________ and with _______ ________. 1 John.1.3-4.
  5. Thus, the ______ of the believer and being filled with the _________ are closely related. Paul says a believer is to ______ “circumspectly” and “be filled with the ________.”
  6. The believer needs the filling of the ________ to serve Christ. When you are filled with the ________, you will do something for God; you will be walking in the ________.
  7. Another evidence of being filled with the Spirit is an attitude of ____________. “Giving ________ always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ep. 5.20).
  8. Don’t run around telling everyone you ______ them; show them that you ______ We need to go to Him and tell Him we are empty and that we need the ___________ of the Holy Spirit so we can live for _____. We need to see that it is ____________ by ourselves but that ____ can do it through us.
  9. Every believer is indwelt by the Holy Spirit. “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the __________, if so be that the __________ of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the __________ of Christ, he is none of his” Ro. 8.9.
  10. Every believer is regenerated by the ______ _________. “Therefore if any man be in ________, he is a new ____________: _____ things are passed away; behold, all things are become _____” 2 Co. 5:17.
  11. The believer is sealed by the ______ _________. “in whom also after that ye believed, ye were ________ with that holy Spirit of promise” (Ep. 1.13).
  12. God commands believers to be _________ with the Holy Spirit (Ep. 5.18).
  13. Church members are to ________ themselves one to another in the fear of _____ 5.21. How? Christ said, “If you ______ me, keep my commandments” (Jn. 14.15). “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye ______ one another; as I have ________ you, that ye also ______ one another” (Jn. 13.34).
  14. If we submit ourselves one to another, we will not try to run the ________. Submitting ourselves one to another in the fear of God is another mark of being _______
  15. Wives are to submit to their ___________. The _________ is the head of the wife, even as ________ is the head of the church. Wives are to be subject to their ___________ as the church is subject to ________. (Ephesians 5.22-24). Submission is a ________ It means to respond to your own ______________  as unto the Lord. The way we respond to the Lord is that we ______ Him because He first ________ us.

For a great audio teaching from Ephesians 2.21-31 on the submission of church members one to another, submission of the wife to the husband, the love between husband and wife, the love of Christ for his church, etc., click here.

Answers

  1. b. filled with the Holy Spirit
  2. c. we are controlled by the Holy Spirit
  3. d. nowhere in the Bible
  4. The experience of each believer in the church and the church is found in Ephesians 5.18-24. We read in Ephesians 5.18-19: “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” Ep. 5.19. Believers need an attitude adjustment, but they don’t need the spirits that come from a bottle. They need to be filled with the Holy Spirit so that they might radiate the joy of the Lord. The fullness of joy is to be through our fellowship with the Father and with Jesus Christ. 1 John.1.3-4.
  5. Thus, the walk of the believer and being filled with the spirit are closely related. Paul says a believer is to walk “circumspectly” and “be filled with the spirit.”
  6. The believer needs the filling of the Spirit to serve Christ. When you are filled with the Spirit, you will do something for God; you will be walking in the Spirit.
  7. Another evidence of being filled with the Spirit is an attitude of thankfulness. “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ep. 5.20).
  8. Don’t run around telling everyone you love them; show them that you love We need to go to Him and tell Him we are empty and that we need the filling of the Holy Spirit so we can live for Him. We need to see that it is impossible by ourselves but that He can do it through us.
  9. Every believer is indwelt by the Holy Spirit. “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his” (Ro. 8.9).
  10. Every believer is regenerated by the Holy Spirit. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Co. 5:17).
  11. The believer is sealed by the Holy Spirit. “in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise” (Ep. 1.13).
  12. God commands believers to be filled with the Holy Spirit (Ep. 5.18).
  13. Church members are to submit themselves one to another in the fear of God 5.21. How? Christ said, “If you love me, keep my commandments” (Jn. 14.15). “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another” (Jn. 13.34).
  14. If we submit ourselves one to another, we will not try to run the Church. Submitting ourselves one to another in the fear of God is another mark of being Spirit
  15. Wives are to submit to their husbands. The husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church. Wives are to be subject to their husbands as the church is subject to Christ. (Ephesians 5.22-24). Submission is a loving It means to respond to your own husband as unto the Lord. The way we respond to the Lord is that we love Him because He first loved us. For a great audio teaching on this, go to Submission

For a great audio teaching from Ephesians 2.21-31 on the submission of church members one to another, submission of the wife to the husband, the love between husband and wife, the love of Christ for his church, etc., click here.

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