Divine Love, July 16-22

Ephesians 3:14-21

Outline

Paul’s prayer is in line with God’s purposes and is addressed to our heavenly Father.

 

Paul prays that God might strengthen us with power through his Spirit in our inner being.

 

Paul prays that we might have power to experience a greater capacity of the love of God in Christ in order to be spiritually mature.

 

Worship God because he is able to accomplish his purpose in you.

 

Congregational Prayer:

God our Father,

We acknowledge that we and every other person have our origin in you.

We owe you our lives.

Forgive us for the arrogance of thinking we are better or more important than other people.

Let your Spirit work in us to strengthen us, to empower us to live according to our divine design in Christ Jesus.

God, might we align our hearts and minds with yours.

Make the presence of Christ so real that we sense your love and live from your love.

Help us understand how deep your love is so that it changes us into your very image.

You who are all powerful beyond anything we can conceive, we praise you.

Every accolade of worth we throw at your feet.

You alone are God.

For the gift of life in Christ we and all your people worship you.

Together and forever we will sing your praise. Amen.

 

 

What’s Going On

Volunteer Expo
AFTER SERVICES JULY 30

Want to Volunteer?

If you’ve been looking for a way to get plugged in to serve here at Christ Fellowship, check out our annual Volunteer Expo!

Stick around after services on Sunday, July 30, to meet our ministry teams and learn how you can become a part of impacting others! We have tons of ways to serve, from working with children to being an on-call First Responder, from greeting to planning activities. There’s a volunteer opportunity waiting for you!

Don’t want to wait? Sign up now at CFhome.org/volunteer

Make Room Project
MakeRoomCF.com

“Pardon our dust,” as we build and renovate our spaces to make more room for you and others. See the exciting plans in the lobby! You may give a gift online, or write “Make Room” on the memo line of your check.

Vacation Bible School
CFhome.org/VBS

Free for Kids | July 24–27

9–11 am for preschool (ages 3 through entering Kindergarten)
6–9 pm for elementary (entering 1st grade through 6th grade)

Kids will discover that the God who created everything there is—the knowable and the unknowable, the visible and the invisible— wants a relationship with them! They’ll make crafts, play fun games, enjoy tasty snacks, sing cool songs, and learn about missions. Register online or visit us at the Next Step Center for more info.

Volunteer at VBS
CFhome.org/VBS

Help out at Vacation Bible School, July 24–27, and make a difference in a child’s life forever. Plus … it’s way fun! Childcare provided with separate registration. Sign up online to serve, or visit the Next Step Center today.

LEARN. GROW. IMPACT.

At Christ Fellowship, we are committed to impacting others in our church, our communities and our world. We all share a heart to make a difference, but sometimes we need a little help getting there. This August, we are offering some top-notch training that will inform and equip you to be a great leader and to serve well at CF…

Global Leadership Summit August 10–11
CFhome.org/summit

Be stretched and challenged with world class speakers, interactive dialogue and practical training. As a Christ Fellowship regular attender, you get a special rate to attend. Booklets available at the Next Step Center – these are a great tool to help you invite others!

Equipping for Impact
August 12
CFhome.org/EFI

God has uniquely gifted each of us with skills and abilities that can make an impact on others. Join us for our annual conference designed specifically for Christ Fellowship leaders and volunteers. Free training, free lunch, free childcare. For more info or to register, visit the Next Step Center or go online.

Baby Dedication
CFhome.org/babydedication

Our next Baby Dedication is Sunday, Sept. 17. The Baby Steps Class for Parents on Sept. 9 is required for parents wanting to participate. Register today.

Nursing Mother’s Room

Moms, we have a private room available in the back of the Worship Center where you can nurse your baby and still participate in the service. We provide rocking chairs, a private bathroom, and a one-way window and speakers.

 

Group Discussion Questions

  1. How did you learn to pray? What has been the dominant influences on your prayer life?
  2. What does this passage teach us about the resources of God?
  3. What does Paul pray for? Can you summarize the two petitions?
  4. Why do we need the power of God?
  5. Our spiritual capacity is predicated upon our spiritual intimacy with God. In what ways can you grow your spiritual intimacy with God?
  6. Read Eph. 3:20-21. Why do these verses encourage us to pray with great expectations?
  7. Read Eph. 3:21. Why should we pray for God to do amazing things?


 

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