Mysteries of the Kingdom

Seated Together With Christ

In this series, we will examine some of the mysteries of the Kingdom. What does it mean to be “seated in heaven with a Christ?” Are angels still at work? What did Jesus mean when he said, “to you, it has been given to understand the mysteries of the Kingdom?

In this series, we will examine some of the mysteries of the Kingdom. What does it mean to be “seated in heaven with a Christ?” Are angels still at work? What did Jesus mean when he said, “to you, it has been given to understand the mysteries of the Kingdom?

August 30, 2020
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Craig Walker
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Introduction

This week we start a new series on Mysteries: The unseen realm. We are humans and sometimes it can be difficult to wrap our heads around what is happening in the spiritual world. The fact is we are more spiritual than physical although most doubt this, and sadly many Christians don't live with this as their primary worldview. We live horizontal lives mostly concerned with our physical wants, needs, and desires. The Bible says to “set our minds on things above.” What can we know about the unseen realm? 

Discussion Questions

1. We are in a series called Mysteries, what are some of this world’s greatest mysteries? (Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, UFO’s, Stonehenge, etc)

2. Have a volunteer read Ephesians 1:18-19. What did Paul mean by “the eyes of your heart” (v. 18)? Why do our spiritual eyes need to be reopened?

3. For what three areas did Paul pray that the Ephesians’ wisdom would grow (vv.18-19)?

4. On a scale of 1 to 10, how equipped do you feel to do daily battle against Satan?Why? What would help increase that number?

5. Since such a great spiritual battle is taking place, what are some reasons Christians live as though unaware of or unconcerned about that battle?

6. Have a volunteer read Ephesians 2:1-3. How do these verses help us understand what sin is? How do they show us that sin is not just a bad choice, but a condition in which we live?

7. Why is it important that we understand humanity, apart from Christ, to be dead and not just bad? What will you do this week to relate to other believers in ways that express your unity in Christ?

Moving Forward

We must do our part, we must maintain our position in Him. “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine,neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches.” John 15:4

Changing Your Mind

Even when we were dead in our sin Christ died for us: This is when God started loving us. He did not wait until we were lovable. He loved us even when we were dead in trespasses, providing nothing lovable to Him. We are new creations in Jesus with the old things passing away and all things becoming new.

Prayer

Thank God that in His mercy, He made you alive with Christ when you were dead in sin. Pray that you would have a greater appreciation of what Jesus has done and a greater compassion for others.

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