Theology 101: God Is... So, We Are... (10.1)
Read Ephesians 3:14-19
“Knowing about God should make you wonder… Experiencing God should bring you to your knees.” ~Asil Treblig
God is gracious, peaceful, full of goodness, generous, sovereign, loving, inclusive, relational, forgiving, all-knowing, all-powerful, a promise keeper, glorious, merciful, just, peaceful, intentional, a great gift giver and…
So, in Christ we are saints, full of faith, immeasurably blessed, chosen, adopted, redeemed, forgiven, wise, understanding, hopeful, heirs with Christ, sealed with the Holy Spirit, a reflector of God’s glory, saved, unified, assigned purpose and meaning, servants, and…
We are changed by…
3. God’s glorious riches empowering us.
4. Christ really filling us.
5. Love that still baffles us.
6. The fullness of God in us.
Remember a time when you experienced a significant change in your life. How did it happen…what did you do?
Read Romans 8:28-30. What does being conformed to the likeness of Christ mean?
Read 1 Peter 1:13-2:5. What do these verses say about who we are, and because of that, how we should act?
Read 2 Peter 1:3-9. What do these verses say about God’s power, our knowledge of him, his divine nature, and what we should be increasing in?
Ponder some ways that you can experience God more, be like God more, and love people more?