Why do you think most Christians rarely talk about the “spirit realm”? Is it ignorance? Is it lack of fear? Why should we be more aware of the spiritual realm? What would it say about Jesus’ authority? How could this encourage us?
READ THE FOLLOWING VERSES: What do they teach us about the security we have in Christ even above and beyond the most dangerous spiritual forces? How do they give you hope not only in the spiritual but physical realm?
- Ephesians 1:3
- Ephesians 1:19-23
- Romans 8:37-39
The power of the gospel to restore can be scary. Have you found this true? Why do you think some people reject the gospel because of intruding power?
There is a fear that leads to faith and a fear that leads to rejection. How have you seen the power and authority of Jesus cause people to run from him? Because of the authority of Jesus, the demands of Jesus cannot be casually chosen or trivially ignored.
We are called to declare all the Lord has done for us in mercy. How can you do that in light of the cross and resurrection? How will you do that in light of all the many ways God has shown you mercy? Be specific about the mercies.