Rooted, Grounded & Growing!

Posted on 08/01/18 by John Lindell in Prayer Meeting

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares an encouraging sermon titled, “Rooted, Grounded & Growing!” Join us as we study the Apostle Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3:17 and learn what it means to know Christ personally and be grounded in His love as we grow in our faith. Our prayer is that you would experience a rich revelation of God’s love for you and express His love to everyone around you!

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Rooted, Grounded & Growing!

Ephesians 3:20 NIV
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,

Ephesians 3:20 MSG
God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.

Ephesians 3:16-17a NIV
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.

1 Corinthians 6:19 NIV
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?

John 14:21 NIV
Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to him.”

Lord Jesus, make Thyself to me
A living, bright Reality;
More dear, more intimately nigh
Than even the sweetest earthly tie.
—Hudson Taylor

Ephesians 3:17 ESV
So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith— [And I pray] that you, being rooted and grounded in love…

1st Rooted

2nd Grounded

Ephesians 3:17 ESV
So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith— [And I pray] that you, being rooted and grounded in love…

1. We know that God loves us individually

2. We love God

3. We love our brothers and sisters in Christ

4. We love our enemies

5. We love God’s commandments

Psalm 119:97 NIV
Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.

Psalm 119:127 NIV
Because I love your commands more than gold, more than pure gold,

6. We serve out of love

1 Corinthians 13:1-3 NIV
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to hardship that I may boast, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Galatians 5:6 NIV
The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.