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The Manifold Wisdom of God (12 of 40)
Series: Emerge: Identity
Jesus Culture - Banning Liebscher
Ephesians 3:8-13

This week, we are going to be looking at how God is reflected through us, His people, to the rest of the world.

It can be helpful to think of this process as being like a prism. Jesus shines through His Church, and each one of us is a special, individual, particular color - a unique representation of who He is. No one ''color'' is exactly like another. No one can do exactly what we have been called to do in Him.

This is really important for us to understand because each of us needs to be doing what God has called us to do. Life is like a race. Someday it will end, and we want to be across the finish line when it does. Doing what God has called us to do is important.

And as we do what God has called us to do, we shine the light of Jesus the most clearly and purely.

Main Scripture: Ephesians 3:8-13

EQUIP: Understanding the urgency of God's purpose in His people

Have your group read EPHESIANS 3:8-13 and then focus on the observations and teaching points provided.

Teaching Point 1: Paul embraced God's call to preach the riches of Christ.

- Children of God display God's ''manifold'' wisdom (Eph. 3:10). His wisdom has many different elements and is vast like a solar system.
- Jesus is ''refracted'' by the Church into a thousand colors. Each of us has a special ''light'' or ''color'' of God that others can see when they look at us.

Have you ever watched American Idol or a similar talent-search reality show? Some of the contestants look like they were born to shine. They're ''pretty people'' with talent, and on stage, they appear confident and self-possessed.

But the people who really stand out to us, the people we tend to remember, are the ones who surprise us. Maybe they don't look like winners. Maybe they've never done this before, or maybe they just don't have a physical presence that draws people. But the moment they op ...

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