HEARTBEATS: Relationship: Ephesians 3:14-21

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When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father,[e] 15 the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth.[f] 16 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. 17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. 21 Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.

Ephesians 3:14-21

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  • Would you describe your faith now as more of a loving relationship or religious activity? Why?

  • What hinders you from loving relationship? How can you begin to move towards these things?

  • What practical and tangible things do you do to foster your relationship with God? What are some things you can do to grow in this? How can your Gospel Community help and encourage you in this?


PRAYER FOCUS THIS WEEK: Hebrews 4:14-16

So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.

Spend some time praying this passage for yourself, family, and those in your Gospel Community

  • Thank The Lord that because of Jesus we always have BOLD access to Him. (do you believe this?)

  • Confess your weaknesses and areas you need Him to help. Pour out your heart, talk about what you are feeling, fearing, needing, wanting. HOLD NOTHING BACK! You have bold access.

  • Pray for His Spirit to empower you to grow in the depth of your relationship with Him and that you would grow in depth of understanding, embracing, and experiencing His Love.