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Family Revival: Faith And Family In Hard Times
September 12, 2021

Family Revival: Faith And Family In Hard Times

September 12, 2021

Family Revival pt5

Faith and Family In Hard Times

Ephesians 3:1-13

For this reason, I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles—assuming you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that he gave me for you. The mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have briefly written above. By reading this you are able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ. This was not made known to people in other generations as it is now revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit: The Gentiles are coheirs, members of the same body, and partners in the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel. I was made a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace that was given to me by the working of his power.

This grace was given to me—the least of all the saints—to proclaim to the Gentiles the incalculable riches of Christ, and to shed light for all about the administration of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things. 10 This is so that God’s multi-faceted wisdom may now be made known through the church to the rulers and authorities in the heavens. 11 This is according to his eternal purpose accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. 12 In him we have boldness and confident access through faith in him. 13 So, then, I ask you not to be discouraged over my afflictions on your behalf, for they are your glory.

1. The most wonderful thing about the family of God is that even can be a part of it.

Ephesians 3:8-9 This grace was given to me—the least of all the saints—to proclaim to the Gentiles the incalculable riches of Christ, and to shed light for all about the administration of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things.

2. Christians should be full of and

Ephesians 3:12-13 In him we have boldness and confident access through faith in him. 13 So, then, I ask you not to be discouraged over my afflictions on your behalf, for they are your glory.

  • Sometimes doing what is in the eyes of God will lead to at the hands of people.
  • The family of God should show itself strong in .

2 Timothy 1:16–17 May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because . 17 On the contrary, when he was in Rome, he diligently searched for me and found me.

3. We need God’s to live God’s .

Ephesians 3:14-17a For this reason I kneel before the Father 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named. 16 I pray that he may grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with power in your inner being through his Spirit, 17 and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.

  • Faith in Jesus must be the of your life, not an .

4. God’s love is the and force of God’s family.

Ephesians 3:17b-19 I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love, 19 and to know Christ’s love that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Final Thought: We serve a God who can our .

Ephesians 3:20-21 Now to him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us—21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

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