Radical, Personal Dependence

March 20, 2022 Series: Ephesians

Passage: Ephesians 3:14-19

Memory Verse for the Week: Ephesians 3:14-16 (ESV)

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,

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INTRO: What did the blackout of 2003 reveal?

Why do we need help? And what is necessary to motivate us to ask for help?

Why does it matter that God’s power to love is in our inner being?

And why is it significant that this power is imparted so personally?


1. Worship the LORD for making Himself known so that we may truly know Him. Praise Him, Father, Son and Holy Spirit for how He is trustworthy in all that He commands and promises.

2. How have you lived treating God with a demanding spirit, rather than simply loving and trusting Him? Confess your pride and selfishness to Jesus, asking Him to forgive you and heal your heart.

3. Give thanks to Jesus for loving us as His Bride and giving His life to remove our sin and change our nature. Thank Him for taking away our guilt (by His death) and giving us His love (by His indwelling Spirit).

4. Who do you know that lives independently rather than trusting Jesus? Pray for them, asking the Lord to help them to see 1) their need of Him, and 2) that He is more trustworthy than anyone or anything.

5. Ask the Holy Spirit to bear in you His fruit of love and faithfulness. Pray for Him to grow in you a glad heart of trust and dependence upon His power, love and wisdom rather than trusting in your own abilities.

Looking Back

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