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The Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation (4 of 40)
Series: Emerge: Identity
Jesus Culture - Banning Liebscher
In today's world, it seems like everyone has or badly wants a smartphone. This little device has altered the way we live by allowing us to access greater amounts of new information much easier than before. How have these gadgets affected your life?
The smartphone transforms what we expect and how we experience the world around us, and even the device itself is evolving. What will your life be like when the smartphone of 2030 comes out? What sort of apps and features do you think we'll be talking about then?
In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul talks to the Church about the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation - it's sort of like a smartphone ''infinity''! The Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation opens our eyes to the reality we have in Christ.
If you think the smartphone has revolutionized the technological world, just imagine how the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation impacts your spiritual life. It's an absolute necessity, and it's also the subject of today's session.
- Focus on verse 18 for the hope of our calling.
- Focus on verse 18 for the riches in the saints.
- Focus on verse 19 for the greatness of power toward us.
EQUIP: Seeing through wisdom and revelation
Read EPHESIANS 1:15-24 and then focus on the observations and teaching points provided.
Teaching Point 1: Wisdom and revelation of His call
- Wisdom and revelation uncover what Jesus has done for us, awakening the eyes of our hearts (Eph. 1:18).
- Wisdom and revelation re-color our thinking with hope by bringing us face-to-face with what God is doing in our lives today (Rom. 6:4).
Smartphones have changed the way we use what exists right in front of us. If you're traveling and get hungry, your smartphone can pull up names and reviews for every restaurant in the state. It puts you in touch with an unseen world all arou ...
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