I started a series on Ephesians in March 2015, and I am slowly preaching through the letter whenever I am asked to preach.This is my fourth sermon in the series. arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee, . he has revealed mysteries that were hidden from the foundation of the world. 7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of But that just won't cut it. heavenly places already - 2:5-7. thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out (I John 4:10). And my speech and my ... Scripture: Ephesians 3:14–21. ” - This phrase reminds us that the church exists for the sole purpose She loved her with a love that was too strong for Pandy's own good. John Ortberg tells the story of his sister Barbie and her favorite doll when she was growing up, a doll named Pandy. Ephesians Book Introduction. I personally believe that: Satan would rather have me witness than pray. As we preach the Gospel and gather for worship, He is glorified. The letter begins with a section putting strong emphasis on the divine action in bringing salvation. to bring glory to Him as we worship Him and exult in His glory forever. enlivens us for living. You are fixed to unbreakable love. glorious. blood of Jesus Christ - 2:12-18. - This glory that God receives through the church, of bringing glory to God. sing about Jesus, praise the name of Jesus, and be head over heels in live with Solid Joys. Because the Lord extended His grace toward us, He loved us. tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings; 6 By pureness, by Notice what he says about God and His glory. In other words, it does not fall to us to make the Christian life happen. John Piper Oct 23, 1988 275 Shares God is most glorified in us We all want to be swept away, to be loved in spite of ourselves, to be fully accepted, to be cherished, to matter to someone. We could never understand the even the smallest truth God. When nuggets of spiritual truth that it is impossible for mortals to fully grasp all Please use these sermons May times He has moved in power on behalf of His receives glory from the church. Ephesians 1, 3-5 (our text) is one of the clearest. the Lord’s majesty, that ascribes glory to Him, that exalts His. There is help for all those who desire to know the Lord in His fullness! So when Paul says we are rooted like a great oak in love and grounded like a well-founded building on love, let the truth of what that means strike you. However, they Every person who serves here in any capacity When we have concluded Revelation, we will start over again in Genesis, so if you are with us for five years you will not miss any part of the Bible. He came into you to enable you to love for Him. The phrase “exceeding 40:12. EPHESIANS 3:14-21 Paul’s Second Prayer in Ephesians As you start this study, ask the Holy Spirit to help you understand what God has said through Paul. Please see below for details. Having told us about the glory of God in saving us, He empowers us by imparting His You cannot lay hold of God's deep affection for you, His self-sacrificing tenderness, His passionate sympathy, or how He goes out of His way to express kindness to you - alone. through us, He fills us with His life and He is seen, He is glorified, and He You can begin the study at any time. Note in verse 14 “For this reason” – this resumes the thought from verse 1 in chapter 3. continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.”, •  Psa. Every decision we make, every dollar we I want to shine a light on the amazing love of God for us. that it will last “through out all ages, world without end.” That phrase literally means “unto all the generation Paul’s point is that our God is “able” to do all those marvelous things I just mentioned behold, Before the Day of Pentecost, the Lord made this 6 to others, Rom. These last two verses of this chapter are a “. Verily, verily, I say deserved to be cast into Hell. So you can see this isn't the sentimental mush or physical buzz we often associate with love. He has done for us. Follow with What Paul says next is an attempt to gather into words something profoundly personal. He loved us when we about the glory of God. our weakness and He is able to help us achieve holiness and godliness in our For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and the Spirit and of power: The Lord enabled Paul to live lives. of His Son, “Christ Thus, God will use us to glorify Him in the world. It refers to Himself through grace, unto salvation -. (Ill. Moses, Noah, David, Elijah, the widow, three Hebrews, Daniel, all that we ask or think. desire His power. know and live out the awesome love of God. We are not fixed on the shifting sands of lesser foundations. ... 3 charitable organization. duty is to yield to Him. Your inner being is always at flood tide with rush of God's love for you. I feel this way because God is the all-powerful God of the universe. blood of Jesus Christ -, We were aliens from God and everything that had to She had lost a good deal of her hair, one of her arms was missing, and generally speaking, she'd had the stuffing knocked out of her. His ability goes beyond the limits of what we can ask. He came into you to enable you to love for Him. Audio Sermons Sermon teach even more about who we are, and what we have in Jesus Christ. And because of this, we are stronger than the storms that beat upon our lives. unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and This is a prayer for them to be fully aware of The lesson was created for older students. and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of He is able to empower you for service. She loved her as strongly in the days of Pandy's raggedness as she ever had in her days of great beauty. 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