30And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption. 31Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. 32Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you." These teaching of The Holy Spirit was given through Paul in his letter to the Ephesians, Chapter 4, verses 30&31 (NLT). He is discussing, as we have been on Sundays, what it looks like, sounds like and feels like to live a life submitted to The Holy Spirit. Notice how Paul teaches that the power to "get rid of" all of those things comes only from the example of God through Christ - our Lord and Savior. Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life - NO ONE comes to the Father except through Him!
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