The Fullness of God

Have you ever thought how amazing it would be to experience the fullness of God? In Ephesians 3, Paul prays that the church would be strengthened in their inner being and experience the love of God in a way that would allow the church to be filled with the fullness of God. By His grace and for His glory, our utmost hope should be to see this prayer accomplished.

Jason’s Main Points

  • Paul prays for God to give the church an inner strength.
  • Paul prays for the church to know and KNOW the love of Christ.
  • Paul prays for the church to experience the fullness of God.
  • God works in and through us for His glory.

Key Takeaways

  • Paul’s prayer and hope is for the church to experience the fullness of God.

  • God is the only source of true riches, which are granted by His grace and for His glory.

  • All believers have the Spirit working within them. We must follow Paul’s example and pray for the Spirit to strengthen us in our inner being.  

  • Consistent with God’s heart, Paul places greater focus on the inner self than external issues and trials.

  • The love of God surpasses any and all limitations. Although His love has a vastness that we can’t fully comprehend, we can truly know and experience His love.

  • We all have a Father who deeply loves us, but we have different understandings of His love. We grow in intimacy as we experience God’s love and are strengthened by His Spirit and His Son.

  • The fullness of God is experienced through prayer and cooperation with Him. Like Paul, our prayer should be for our church to experience the fullness of God for our good, for the good of others, and for His glory.

Discussion Questions/Application

Personal application:

  • Where are you prone to falsely seek strength in your trials?What external things are you prizing and prioritizing more than the strength of your inner self?

  • Reread Ephesians chapters 1-3 and be reminded of the riches of God’s love and grace towards you in Christ.

Discuss with your community group:

  • What does the content and consistency of your prayers communicate about God?

  • Pray Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3:14-21 for one another and for our church.

Passages Referenced for Further Study
Ephesians 3:14-21; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18; 1 Samuel 16:7; 1 Timothy 1:12; 2 Timothy 2:1; 2 Timothy 4:17; 2 Corinthians 12:9; Ephesians 6:10; Galatians 2:20; Romans 5:8; Luke 15:11-32; Philippians 4:6-9; John 15:5.

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