The phrase “tip of the iceberg” often refers to the idea that we’ve only experienced a small part of the whole.
And that is certainly true when it comes to the fullness of the life of Christ.
While the life of Christ indwelling us through His Holy Spirit is absolutely amazing this side of heaven, we must remember that is still only a downpayment of the future inheritance we will have in Him!
What an amazing thought!
When we believe in Christ Jesus and put our faith in Him, we receive the indwelling Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit not only gives us the grace to live out the Christian life, but Paul says that He is the downpayment of the future inheritance in Christ.
In this expositional sermon, we talk about the fact that what we get to experience this side of heaven is merely the tip of the iceberg of all there is … but that we should pursue Jesus Christ with all we are for the rest of our days.
The Tip of the Iceberg
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Key Passage: Ephesians 1:13-14
Ephesians 1:13-14 – “In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.”
In Our Next Study Together …
I invite you to join me on this journey from the book of Ephesians to discover God’s eternal purpose, His plan for your
- Focus of our next study: Ephesians 1:15-16
- We will examine what each of us are known for as we look at the beginning of Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 1:15-16
- I encourage you to read through Ephesians a couple of times this week and focus specifically on the prayer section of Ephesians 1:15-19.
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