A Prayer for Power

November 7, 2021   /   Gospel Light Anderson

Gospel Light Church

Ephesians 3:14-21

A prayer for power!

14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,

  • For what reason? “our new makes us the dwelling place of God”

 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,

  • Our Father in heaven that knows all and knows His children by !

 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 

  • The riches of His glory is in direct parallel to the of His riches.
  • “The greater a persons wealth, the greater his gift must be to qualify for giving according to his wealth.”
    – MacArthur
  • His riches are and he gives from that accordingly!

17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 

  • “Two expressions are used: ’rooted’, like a living tree which lays hold upon the soil, twists itself round the rocks, and cannot be upturned: ‘grounded’, like a building which has been settled, as a whole and will never show any cracks or flaws in the future through failures in the foundation.” – Spurgeon
  • Agape love is not just an emotion or feeling but and !
  • The absence of is the presence of .

18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 

  • To have the strength to !
  • Breadth – wide enough to include every
  • Length – long enough to last through all
  • Depth – deep enough to reach the worst
  • Height – high enough to take us to

19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

  • You can this love!!
  • “Among all the great sayings in this prayer, this is the greatest. To be filled with God is a great thing; to be filled with the fullness of God is still greater; but to be filled with all the fullness of God utterly bewilders the sense and confounds the understanding.” – Clarke

20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 

  • He goes and anything and everything we can even think up!
  • He is !
  • We are the , we are the , we are the people!!!
  • How do we get to that point???
  1. When the Holy Spirit us
  2. When Christ us
  3. When love has us
  4. When God has us with His own fullness

21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

  • It all is to bring God glory, in His church and in Christ Jesus!!

 

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