"The grass withers, the flower fades,
but the word of our God will stand forever."
This Saturday we will be taking a look at Ephesians 1:15 -23 "Thanksgiving and Prayer"
If you are a Christian, you pray for your fellow saints. Paul does that is this passage. Paul does not pray to give his fellow saints what they do not have, but rather that the Holy Spirit would reveal to their hearts what they already have in Christ. Paul prays that we might grow in our knowledge of God. God desires us to know Him better, that He is your Father, your Savior, Judge, etc... God wants us to know the power and provision available to us with the riches of Christ who now seated in the heavenlies. We are to abide in Him while living our lives on Earth. He desires you to live daily in the hope of His calling for you. How about you? Is that your desire? Lowell Nye will be leading us this Saturday as we dig into this rich passage>
Suggested Bible Memorization Verses:
Ephesians 1: 18-19 “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.”
Questions for Discussion:
1. Paul prays about his desire for us to know God better. How do you want to know Him better? How can you go about that?
2. What does it look like for you to live as a person of hope rather than hopelessness?
3. What is the greater temptation for you to live as if you are powerless and no power is available, or to live as if you have plenty of power without relying on God? Explain.