Discussion question #1 on The Silent War in the Church Part 18b

Why do we need God’s power so that Christ will dwell in our hearts?

My answer to discussion question #1 Part 18b

The Christian life is not something that we can do alone.  We can only be the Christian God wants us to be if He enables us by His power so that we can truly live Jesus’ life.  Then, we in the church will experience every dimension of Jesus’ love in the way that we love each other.

Discussion question #2 on The Silent War in the Church Part 18b

What do we do so that God’s goal for the church will become a reality in His churches?

My answer to discussion question #2 Part 18b

We need to seek after God’s goal for His churches with all of our hearts, praying as Paul prayed for God’s power so that He will fill us with His life and power.  ” . . .  And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge–that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:17b-19)

Discussion question #3 on The Silent War in the Church Part 18b

But, with all of our human failings, how is this possible?

My answer to discussion question #3 Part 18b

“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, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generation, for ever and ever! Amen.”  We need to seek after His power which is more than able to enable us to fulfill His will for the church in us.

Discussion question #4 on the Silent War in the Church Part 18b

What does it look like when the church and when a church is filled with the fullness of Go?

My answer to discussion question #4 Part 18b

The fullness of God will lead to a growing oneness in the church, agreement on what is true and real, and geninue loving relationships developing between Christians in churches.  Also, as Christian maturity develops, Christians will agree on what is false teaching and reject it.

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