If you could ask God for anything, what would it be? Having heard of God’s lavish blessings, in Ephesians 1:15-23 we see how the gospel shapes the priorities of prayer. Outline Blessing and thanks (vv15-16) Asking God to (v17) know hope (v18) know riches (v18) know resurrection power (vv19-23) Praying for spiritual sight
What makes you want to praise or celebrate someone? In Ephesians 1:1-14, we hear so many reasons to praise God for his glorious grace. Outline Who are you? (vv1-2, 11-14) God’s blessed people (vv3-10) …going to the nations (vv11-14) To the praise of God’s glory!
What, or who, is the church of God? As we begin a series in Ephesians, we’re looking at the back story of how the gospel came to Ephesus and the church was planted. Outline A life worth watching (20:17-21; also 18:19-26; 19:1-10) Shepherding the church of God (20:28; also 19:32, 41) …to safety and growth (20:29-32)