The Fullness of God
Bible Text: Ephesians 3:14-19 | Pastor: Pastor Steve | Series: Ephesians: Engaging the Power of God’s Amazing Grace
Ephesians 3:14-19 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
…be filled with all the fullness of God
pray to God
bow before God
So that Christ might dwell in your hearts
So that you might be rooted and grounded in love
So that you can know the love of Christ.
So that at the end, we are a mature, complete
person, filled with the fullness of Christ
God’s Word Teaches Us That Believers May Be Strengthened And Understand Christ’s Love Through God’s Grace
The Fullness Of Christ:
inexhaustible resources of God’s grace
maturity that is attained by full participation
full realization of our purpose and destiny
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God’s Word Is Focused On Our CORE
The CORE is understanding and connecting with the love of God in our hearts!
In physical terms the core is where our strength is; in spiritual terms the core is where our strength is… understanding the love of Christ!
…that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened
We can’t make people fall in love with Jesus
It is only by the Grace of God
We Have GOD’S GRACE And As Believers We Know That:
God is on our side, ready to help us meet each and every challenge
God’s power is never stagnant or out of service — it is always active
God is always fighting against the forces of evil on our behalf
That Christ may dwell (habitant, house permanently) in our hearts (in our thoughts and feelings) through faith (trust, hope, love, confidence, assurance)