The Blessing of a Focused Heart (Ephesians 3:14-21)

Gearl Spicer Gearl Spicer, October 29, 2023
Part of the Follow Your Heart - Seize Your Moments series, preached at a Sunday Online service

Ephesians 3:14–21 (Listen)

14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

20 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, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.


Sermon Notes

Follow Your Heart - Seize Your Moments
Ephesians 3:14-21
Global Missions Sunday
The Blessing of a Focused Heart
October 29, 2023

What do your spiritual moments look like today?

Danger - to assess or assume a lack of importance - declaring
Control versus surrender!

Focus-the capacity to eliminate distractions and concentrate on Christ!

I. Request for Power - Ephesians 3:14-16
Prayer changes our view of the world and our view of personal commitment.

II. Experiences of a faithful believer - Ephesians 3:17-18
A. Dwell - at home in our hearts
B. Rooted and grounded - sure foundation for our lives
C. Comprehend - grasp the magnitude of perfect love

III. Impact of Jesus - Ephesians 3:19
A. Know the love of Christ - beyond human capacity
B. Filled to overflowing-Holy Spirit's work in us

IV. Understanding His ability - Ephesians 3:20-21
He intends to do more than we can explain with a power we can't comprehend!

Is your heart focused? Or do you live at an arms length?

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