SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2016
Study Passage: Ephesians 3:14-21
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
- What are some ways you seek affirmation or approval from others?
- What are the things that God – Father, Son, and Spirit – accomplished in and for us in this passage?
- Make a list of Paul’s requests in this prayer. What are some aspects of Paul’s prayer that you can incorporate into your own prayers for others?
Spend Time in Prayer: Thank God for his unconditional love and ask him to free you from the pursuit of man’s approval so you can follow him without reservation or fear.
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