Root And Reach Part 2 “Stable in the Love of God”

This Weeks Sermon Notes;

Stable in the Love of God

All followers of Jesus have their __________ and their __________.

Roots provide both ________________ and ___________________.

Roots provide stability in the __________________ and the _______________ times of life.

The primary “soil” necessary for proper spiritual root growth is the “soil” of ______________.


Ephesians 3:14-19

A Prayer for the Ephesians

14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

The word “grounded” can also be translated “_______________” and is related to our English word _____________________.

 1. True stability comes from ________________.

 Types of “bad” soil to seek stability:  ________________,  _________________ or __________________.

 God is the only “soil” worthy of _________________ your life into. 

 He is always willing to begin the __________________ process!

2.  True stability comes from the _________________.

 Genuine stability is independent of physical         ___________________.

 My stability to ___________ comes from God’s ability to      ___________.

  The most common time we need stability is in     ________________ times of life. 

  There are times we need stability in the    _________________ times of life.

  An enemy of stability is fear, yet perfect _________ casts    out fear.  1 John 4:18   18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

            God’s loves so perfectly that we can have stability           during times of ___________________.  1 Peter 5:8-10

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.

10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

            3.  True stability is the _________________ of God.

                  Your _______________ for stability depends on what fills      you.

                 “I do not plan to fail…but have I planned ________ to         fail?”

                   If you don’t fill out the plan, what does that say about    you and your God?