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More Than All We Ask or Think (16 of 40)
Series: Emerge: Identity
Jesus Culture - Banning Liebscher
This week, we are going to talk about how amazing God is. In a way, it will be hard to do because He is unexplainable. We can try to explain Him and His love for us, but it is like trying to catch the moon with a butterfly net. Not only is He bigger than our understanding, but He is also bigger than our words.
Paul writes that this amazing, wonderful, more-than-we-could-ever-imagine God has put His power within us. He is the One who shows us where to go and how to do life.
Buckle up and get ready. This is going to be a really good session!
Main Scripture: Ephesians 3:20-21
EQUIP: God is better than we could ever imagine!
Have your group read EPHESIANS 3:20-21 and then focus on the observations and teaching points provided.
Teaching Point 1: Infinitely more
- God ''is able to accomplish infinitely more than we ask or think'' (Eph. 3:20). His strength breaks hopelessness and can overcome any circumstances.
- Keep asking and you will receive. Keep seeking and you will find. Keep knocking and the door will be opened to you (Matt. 7:7).
Have you ever asked God for something important? What would keep you from praying a ''big'' prayer? Bill Johnson says, ''What you tolerate will dominate.'' Most of us allow things to exist in our lives that are not from God. Many times we settle and don't pursue God for more, when He is waiting to be extravagant with us.
Jesus wants us to be rooted and grounded in His love so that we can ''know the love of Christ which passes knowledge'' and that we ''may be filled with all the fullness of God.'' What does it mean to be filled with all the fullness of God?
The Greek word hypér in EPHESIANS 3:20-21 means ''beyond'' or ''above.'' Figuratively, it means to extend benefit or help that reaches beyond the present situation. It is out of Paul's personal experience of fullness that he talks ab ...
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