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Title: Ephesians - Christ and the Church Lesson 7


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Ephesians - Christ and the ChurchLesson 7
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Ephesians - Christ and the Church
  • Chapter Three...
  • Verses 14-21- The Church - Gods Glory Manifested
  • This reason was the glory of the Ephesians
    salvation for which Paul had been willing to
    sacrifice himself and suffer imprisonment.
  • A family name signifies identity and belonging.
  • Another possible naming by the Father is the
    appointing He has done in assigning the various
    segments of the faithful to their rightful
    heavenly places.

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Ephesians - Christ and the Church
  • Chapter Three...
  • Verses 14-21- The Church - Gods Glory Manifested
  • Pauls first prayer for this church was recorded
    in Chapter one, verses 17-19, where he asked in
    their behalf
  • a spirit of wisdom
  • understanding of truth
  • hope of spiritual success
  • realization of the magnitude of the eternal
    reward
  • certainty of divine power to support their
    efforts toward salvation.

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Ephesians - Christ and the Church
  • Chapter Three...
  • Verses 14-21- The Church - Gods Glory Manifested
  • His second prayer is found here in verses 16-19.
  • Strength through Gods Spirit in the inner man.
  • The indwelling of Christ in their hearts through
    faith.
  • A rooting and grounding in love.
  • Ability to comprehend the expanse of Christs
    love for man.
  • A filling with the fullness of God.

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Ephesians - Christ and the Church
  • Chapter Three...
  • Verses 14-21- The Church - Gods Glory Manifested
  • Pauls prayer for the Ephesians has set the bar
    very high.
  • What we ask of God may appear excessive to the
    fainthearted, but His power is more than enough
    to provide our requests, no matter how far from
    reach they may seem.
  • Paul closes the first section of the Ephesian
    letter, which has extolled the essential place in
    His eternal plan that God has assigned to the
    church, with a summarizing statement.

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Ephesians - Christ and the Church
  • Chapter Three...
  • Verses 14-21- The Church - Gods Glory Manifested
  • The church is the culmination of every purpose of
    the divine mind in the salvation of lost sinners.
  • Albert Barnes comments on throughout all ages,
    world without end...
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