Gene Cunningham - June 9, 2003

Ephesians #15

Ephesians #15

The two prayers in Ephesians: Eph 1:15-19 for enlightenment and Eph 3:14-21 prayer for enabling. Foundation, past work on our behalf is being rooted and grounded in Love (Eph 3:17, Eph 1:6). 4 requests: (1) to be strengthened by His Spirit -- delegate power -- to the inner man; (2) that Christ may dwell in your hearts (Joh 15:4, Joh 14:23); (3) be able to comprehend -- to latch onto -- the width, length, depth, and height -- the dimensions of the work of Christ on the cross; (4) to be filled with the fullness of God. Fullness mentioned 5 times - a) the reign Eph 4:10, b) the role of church Eph 1:23, c) the riches of His Love Eph 3:19, d) the rule of maturity (Eph 3:11, Eph 4:11-13), and the right of the Holy Spirit (Eph 5:18). Eph 3:20 is the doxology - that the operational power work in us. Paul's prayers for himself are not that God remove his circumstances Eph 6:19-20.

Scripture References: Ephesians 3:17, Ephesians 3:19, Ephesians 3:14-21, Ephesians 1:23, Ephesians 6:19-20, Ephesians 1:15-19, Ephesians 4:10, Ephesians 3:20, John 14:23, Ephesians 5:18, John 15:4, Ephesians 4:11-13, Ephesians 1:6, Ephesians 3:11

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More than any book Ephesians reveals the blessings from God based on our relationship with Jesus Christ by grace through faith. Eph 1:3 is the a key verse. Other key verses by chapter include Eph 2:8 Eph 3:19 Eph 4:1 Eph 5:18 and Eph 6:10-11.

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