Paul wants the believers to experience the love of Christ so that they can overflow with the fullness of God that only He can give. How do we maintain that fullness so that we can live this out every day? Pastor Mike gives us very practical, yet necessary guidelines that can guide us along the way.
…and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 3:19-21 NASB
“Filled up to all the fullness of God”
1) God controls (our faculties)
Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
Romans 12:1-2 NASB
2) God fulfills (our longings)
“…but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst.” —Jesus
John 4:14a NASB
Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.
Ephesians 3:20-21 NASB
(Consistent Bible Study) – Luke 24:44
(Consistent Prayer) – 1 Thessalonians 5:17
(Self-Examination) – 1 Corinthians 11:28
(Surrendering Sinfulness) – Romans 8:13
(Responsiveness) – John 14:21
(Praise & Thanksgiving) – Psalm 100:4