More than Enough Part 2 – Ephesians 3:14-21
Part 2: God’s love is the source of our spiritual strength.
“Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.” – Ephesians 3:17
Rooted – drawing spiritual strength from God keeps you healthy and powerful spiritually.
“Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.” – Jeremiah 17:7-8
“Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.” – Psalm 1:1-3
“Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions.” – Matthew 7:20
Grounded – God’s love as a foundation for every area of life.
“’Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.’” – Matthew 7:24-27
“You are God’s building.” – 1 Corinthians 3:9
“You must continue to believe this truth and stand firmly in it. Don’t drift away from the assurance you received when you heard the Good News.” – Colossians 1:23
“In his kindness, God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation.” – 1 Peter 5:10
“Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself. We are carefully joined together in him, becoming a holy temple for the Lord. Through him you Gentiles are also being made part of this dwelling where God lives by his Spirit.” – Ephesians 2:20-22
What do we learn?
1. The love of God that comes to us through Jesus Christ, by God’s undeserved grace.
2. God’s love is the source of our spiritual strength.
3. We should be actively focused on God, relying on God, and drawing strength from God.
4. This includes searching out the truth and listening to what God has said.
What should we do?
1. Make a decision to focus on Jesus Christ.
2. Choose to rely on Jesus Christ.
3. Daily draw from the love of Jesus Christ for your spiritual strength.
4. Search out what Jesus Christ has said.
5. Read Ephesians 3:14-21.