Sermon #11

- 3/18/2019


March 17, 2019
Theme: Experiencing the Trinity: Ephesians 3 prayer

Ephesians 3 14For this reason I kneelbefore the Father,15from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name.16I pray that out of his glorious richeshe may strengthen you with powerthrough his Spirit in your inner being,17so that Christ may dwell in your heartsthrough faith. And I pray that you, being rootedand established in love,18may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people,to grasp how wide and long and high and deepis the love of Christ,19and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filledto the measure of all the fullness of God. 20Now to him who is ableto do immeasurably more than all we askor imagine, according to his powerthat is at work within us,21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

3 Main ‘Requests: Strengthening, Empowering, Filling

Ask 1: I ask the Father to grant you out of the riches of his glory to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner person.

Ask 2: Paul prays: I ask the Father out of the riches of His glory to have Christ dwell in your hearts through faith.

Ask 3: I ask the Father to grant you out of the riches of His glory, to have you rooted and grounded in love.

Ask 4: I ask the Father to grant you out of the riches of His glory to be empowered to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth, length, height and depth of the love of Jesus.

Ask 5: I ask the Father to grant you out of the riches of His glory to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge.

Ask 6: I ask the Father to grant you out of the riches of His glory to be filled up to all the fullness of God.

This is a big prayer because we are praying to and with a big God who is able to do immeasurably more abundantly than all we ask or imagine. Amen.

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