Don’t Shrink God | Ephesians 3
When God is big, problems are small… but when problems are big, God is small.
Struggles may weigh us down and our burdens may overwhelm, but God is never maxed out or too busy. He is always able to work abundantly, and deal with our trials in far more powerful ways than we could ask or imagine.
Get ready for “Don’t Shrink God!” in Ephesians 3 – He is greater than our problems!
The Cost of Unforgiveness
The truth? Holding onto anger, bitterness and hurt will slowly destroy your life. Living with unforgiveness in your heart hurts your walk with God, your relationships with others, and your own emotional health.
Unforgiveness produces damaging emotion and damaging emotions must be displaced by forgiveness. Unforgiveness is the refusal to release someone free from the obligation that resulted when they injured you. So often, behind the things we struggle with is unresolved hurt. To experience the freedom Christ offered in increasing measure, we must learn to live with forgiveness.
Open God’s Word to Ephesians 4 to recognize “The Cost of Unforgiveness”. Be sure to stay to the end, as we will also learn about the blessing of forgiveness!
The role of the Holy Spirit in the life of a Christian is a central matter of Christianity. The Holy Spirit is the Christian life. The question isn’t, “do you have all of the Holy Spirit,” but rather, “does the Holy Spirit have all of you? ” Are you fired up about the Lord like you once were? Find out what you can do to live a more Spirit-filled life.
Jesus in hell? What did Jesus do between the cross and the resurrection. Anyone who says they know for sure the exact details of everything Jesus did between the cross and the resurrection may be exceeding what is written. The Bible only gives us a little bit of light in Ephesians 4:8 and 1 Peter 3:19.
1 Peter 3:18–19
18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, 19 in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison…
Therefore it says, When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.”