Believers in Christ have been given freedom and confidence before God. He invites us to ask Him for more than we can image. So what should we pray, especially when we’re discouraged? Outline Confidently coming to the Father (v14-51) To ask… for the Spirit’s strength (v16) for Christ’s presence (v17) for sure footing (v17) Filled by knowing Love (vv18-19) To God be Glory (vv20-21)
Where do you go to uncover the mystery of God? In this message, we hear how God’s glorious plan, now revealed in Christ Jesus, gives hope when we’re discouraged. Outline What is God doing? (v1) God is revealing the mystery (vv2-5) of Jew and Gentile together in Christ (v6) through gospel preaching (vv7-9) for the sake of glory (vv10-13)
Where can we find peace? In this message, we hear the great news that Jesus came to tear down division and bring us peace. Outline Alienation (vv11-13) Peace (vv14-18) Together in the Lord (vv19-22)
Who are you? What’s your story? In Ephesians 2, we hear the good news of God’s gift of salvation—that those who receive Christ receive his story of death to life. How will you respond to God’s gift? Outline Previously: Dead and Mislead (vv1-3) But God (v4) made alive together (v5) raised and seated together in the heavenly realms (vv6-7) because of his grace (vv8-9) Which changes us (v10) Read more
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)