Increasing the Inner Life

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Increasing the Inner Life

Date: May 5, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Ephesians 3:14-21 |


Sermon Charge: Every Christian must have an increasing inner life.

How? By...

  1.                                                                 the Inner Life - v.16
    1. Dynamic                           of God - Rom 1:16
  2.                                                                the Inner Life - v.17
    1. Dominion of the                         of God
      1. Settling established through our subjection - John 14:23
      2. Settling preserved through our sanctification: John 17:17-23
  3.                                                          the Inner Life - v. 17-18
    1. Dimensions of the                           of God
      1. Breadth - speaks to scope, “How                  ?”
      2. Length - speaks to range, “How                  ?”
      3. Depth - speaks to profundity, “How                  ?”
      4. Height - speaks to elevation, “How                        ?”
  4.                                                         the Inner Life - v.19
    1. Discovery of the                            of God
      1. Eternal Life - John 17:3
      2. Joy - John 17:13
      3. Unity - John 17:21
      4. Reiteration of Eternal Life, Joy, and Unity - 1John 1:1-4

Family Worship Guide

Memory Verses: Ephesians 3:20-21

Day 1: Read Eph 3:16-17 and discuss: Who is responsible for granting the request of inner life increase? According to whose means is this request granted? What is the difference between appealing to God for change versus appealing to our ourselves?

Day 2: Read Eph 3:17-18 and discuss: What dimension(s) of God’s love speaks to your current circumstance the most? Where do you see the need to increase in comprehending the other dimensions of God’s love. How is community as a church necessary to understand the love of God thoroughly?

Day 3: Read (Eph 3:19, John 17:3, 13, 21, and 1John 1:1-4) and discuss: In what way is eternal life relational? How does the Word of God communicated to us fill our joy? What is the motive of sharing our witness of God’s love with each other?

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