Is Christ at Home in Your Hearts? Ephesians 3:14-17
I. FOR CHRIST TO BE AT HOME IN OUR HEARTS, HE MUST DWELL THERE
a. He must be welcomed in to our heart
Revelation 3:20 (NASB) Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.
John 14:23 (NASB) 23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.
b. We must be ready for our hearts to be organized
Joshua 1:8 (NASB) 8 “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.
John 4:13-14 (NASB) 13 Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”
Isaiah 50:4 (NASB) 4 The Lord God has given Me the tongue of disciples, That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple.
Romans 8:1 (NASB) 1 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
II. FOR CHRIST TO BE AT HOME IN OUR HEARTS, HE MUST COME BY FAITH
John 14:1-6 (NASB) 1 “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 “In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3 “If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. 4 “And you know the way where I am going.” 5 Thomas said* to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?” 6 Jesus said* to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.