Walking in Strength


Sermon Notes & Group Questions

Ephesians 3:14-21 - “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of His glory He may grant you to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

James 1:22 - “Don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourself.”

Paul’s prayer request for spiritual strength

  • We might have the strength of God’s Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 3:16 - “...that according to the riches of His glory He may grant you to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in your inner being...”

2 Corinthians 4:16 - “Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.”

  • We might experience the depth of knowing Christ.

Ephesians 3:17 - “...so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—”

  • We might comprehend and know the love of Christ.

Ephesians 3:17-19 - “...that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge...”

  • Wide
  • Long
  • High
  • Deep

Ephesians 3:19 - “May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully.” (NLT)

  • We might be filled with the fullness of God.

Ephesians 3:19 - “...that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”

Paul’s reminder of God’s ability

Ephesians 3:20-21 - “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

HE IS ABLE!

Able to do…

  • Beyond what we ask
  • Beyond what we think
  • Far more abundantly beyond…

Q1: Notes

Begin your study time reading the third chapter of Ephesians.

Q2: What impacted you most about this message?

Q3: Are you going through anything in which you need your inner person to be strengthened?

Q4: What promises do you find in Ephesians chapter 3 from God to strengthen you?

Q5: How do you let the Holy Spirit control and strengthen your inner person?

Q6: How would you describe the difference between having knowledge about Christ and knowing Christ?

Q7: When you surrender your will, desires, plans, thoughts, emotions, in humility before the Lord, that’s when the dynamic power of the Holy Spirit really begins to show up in your life. Do you trust Him enough to have full access to each area of your life – your mind, your activities, your relationships, your future, your job?

Q8: Is there any room in your life that you need to surrender to Christ?

Q9: Pastor Brian's friend told him, "instead of thinking about all of the issues your dealing with and how cruddy they are making you feel, when you put your head on your pillow let your mind think about nothing other than how much God loves you. Would you be willing to try that this week?

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