Ephesians 3:14-19 (taken from “The Message”, Eugene Peterson, Navpress) Context to Paul’s Prayer: Paul is writing to the church at Ephesus. Thus all three Persons of the Godhead dwell in the heart of the believer (John 14:16,17,23), so that we can "be filled with all the fulness of God" (Ep 3:19-note). Browse Sermons on Ephesians 3:16-19. Ephesians 1:10 – To be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. He speaks of his prayer for his readers, which he does on … Continue reading "Commentary on Ephesians 3:14-21" * 1 Because of this, a I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ * [Jesus] for you Gentiles— 2 if, as I suppose, you have heard of the stewardship * of God’s grace that was given to me for your benefit, b 3 [namely, that] the mystery * was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly earlier. Ephesians 3 New International Version God’s Marvelous Plan for the Gentiles 1 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles— 2 Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3 that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. Greek: hina exischusete (2PPAAS) katalabesthai sun pasin toi s hagiois ti to platos kai mekos kai hupsos kai bathos,. This section of the letter offers a bit of relief from the heavy theological portions that have been read up to this point. 14-19 My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. The Message. CHAPTER 3. Ephesians 3 - For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, Ephesians 3:14-21. First Confession and Reconciliation with 'Certificate of Completion' This exciting course helps prepare the catechumen for … Commission to Preach God’s Plan. Sign in to like videos, comment, and subscribe. He tells us that Jesus Christ resides within us. He is working toward sharing the riches of His glory with His entire Family. This text comes at a hinge point in Ephesians. Ephesians 3. And in chapter 4, 5 & 6 is the blue print telling us with all God's power here is where we are to go. 1 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles— 2 if indeed you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God # Acts 9:15 which was given to me for you, 3 # Acts 22:17, 21; 26:16 how that by revelation # (Rom. His primary purpose is to prepare His people for living in the inheritance—eternally. Commentary on Ephesians 3:13-19 (Read Ephesians 3:13-19) The apostle seems to be more anxious lest the believers should be discouraged and faint upon his tribulations, than for what he himself had to bear. Ephesians 3:18(NASB) Verse Thoughts. Chapters 1-3 are an expansive statement about God’s overflowing and saving grace. 2 d Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.. The shovel was a sleek looking spaceship that carried our heroic action figures to distant planets or it was the legendary sword that slayed a fierce dragon. In the Ephesians chapter 1, 2 & 3 is a description of you and I. Paul tells us that we were chosen before the world was created. Morris - The prayer offered by Paul in Ep 3:16-19 is addressed to the Father (Ep 3:14-note) and concerns the indwelling of Christ by faith (Ep 3:17-note) and inner strengthening by the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 3:16). Amen. … Continue reading "Commentary on Ephesians 3:14-21" Ephesians 3:16-19. In a succinct form, this passage contains God's spiritual purpose. Log In/Sign Up. The toy was ideal for digging up dirt and sand at the playground, but it had other uses as well. Ephesians 2:19 – Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household. Instead Paul shows us how to pray so that we will enjoy the love of our creator, our saviour and our Lord. That is brought to a fitting conclusion with this prayer and doxology, as the author prays that the church be filled by the God who is able to do more than we can imagine. First 30-days on us! Such an apprehension or knowledge springs from faith. Ephesians 3:16-19 AMP. Ephesians Commentary Purpose and Themes. Update. 3. To this end, Paul prays that we might utilize our spiritual privileges to the full and be strengthened in the inner man. 1 Paul, a an apostle of Christ Jesus b by the will of God,. Bible Book List. Next Weeks Readings. May He grant you out of the riches of His glory, to be strengthened and spiritually energized with power through His Spirit in your inner self, [indwelling your innermost being and personality], so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through your faith. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the New Bible Commentary. Ephesians 3:16-19 New International Version << Ephesians 2 | Ephesians 3 | Ephesians 4 >> 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. The Mystery Revealed. …to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Reading 2, Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6 More Daily Readings. Font Size Ephesians 3:16-19. Paul desires that the spiritual awareness of the saints of God is all-embracing, such that we are able to comprehend the multi-dimensional breadth, length, depth and height of God's love - through the sacrifice of His only begotten Son. It presents a moment of tenderness, in which the author speaks directly to his readers about his care for them. Take the story of Hannah in the book of 1 Samuel. He asks for spiritual blessings, which are the best blessings. Books of the Bible Buy a Bible Daily Readings Old Testament New Testament Ten Commandments. Spiritual Blessings in Christ. To the saints who are in Ephesus, and c are faithful 1 in Christ Jesus:. 3. That is not the kind of experience for anyone to enjoy. EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: The recipients of this letter were mostly Gentile Christians. The second fruit is, that the Ephesians should perceive the greatness of Christ’s love to men. We read in Revelation 2:4 that the church here had forsaken its first love. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Ephesians 3:16-19. Ephesians Greeting. The first three chapters focus on the Ephesians need to become more aware of God’s love. In chapter 2 and the first half of chapter 3, Paul talked about the great transformation that God has wrought in their lives, from death to life (2:1-10)—and how Christians are no longer divided into Jew and Gentile, but are now one in Christ Jesus (2:11-22). Ephesians 3: 16- 19 Have you ever felt unloved, unwanted and rejected? 11:25; 16:25; Eph. Watch Queue Queue Paul uses similar language in Ephesians 4:13, where he says that the goal of the ministry is that “we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.” Can we ever attain such perfection in this life? When I pray for my children, I often pray the words of these verses. Bible Resources. Mon, Jan. 4th Tue, Jan. 5th Wed, Jan. 6th Thu, Jan. 7th Fri, Jan. 8th Sat, Jan. 9th. It is obvious that as God does the impossible for us in response to our prayers to Him, He will be glorified in the church, and stories of what God has done will last for all generations. Ephesians 3:1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, Ephesians 3:2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: Ephesians 3:3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, Ephesians 3:4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) The NIV version says, I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. Sign in. Click a verse to see commentary Select a resource above Paul’s Ministry to the Gentiles. 21 Merkle, Ephesians, 3:14; Andrew T. Lincoln, Ephesians, Word Biblical Commentary (Dallas: Word, 1990), 201; Larkin, Ephesians, 60; Fowl, Ephesians, 116. Ephesians 3:16-19 is one of my favorite prayers in the Bible. We are to experience the breadth, length, height and depth of the love of God. He tells us that God has placed His Spirit with in us. The most prized possession my younger brother Ben and I owned as kids was a plastic yellow shovel. Ephesians 3:18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, (NASB: Lockman). Matthew 13:31-32, Ephesians 3:16-19. Ephesians 3:21. Paul doesn’t specify a specific heresy but does seem to want them to be identified with Christ and one in a sense of purpose. This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the Word of God. Biblical Commentary Ephesians 3:14-21. 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