May 26, 2024

Assigned Scripture

Ephesians 3:14-21

14 When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father,[a] 15 the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth.[b] 16 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. 17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. 21 Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.

New Living Translation (NLT)
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

Group Response

Following the weekly gathering, you’re invited to respond to the service by engaging in group discussion.


There are two things that Paul wanted for the church in Ephesus. I want those same two things for us at CollegeWes: Power and Love.

Discussion Questions

1. What two words best describe your outward life? What words describe your inward life? Are these conditions the same?

2. What habits do you practice to strengthen your inward life? How often do you engage in these? What, exactly, do you do in that time and space?

3. Of the two qualities – power in your spirit, and love in your actions – which are you asking God to develop in this season of your life? Why?

4. Pray with and over each other, asking God to give you either power in your inward life, love in your outward life, or both.