A Prayer for the Ephesians

Eph 3:14-19 (ESV)

14For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

1.EPHESIANS 3:14-19

significance of text

2. KNEEL / BOW – v14,15

idea of bowing is foreign
yet the most healthy thing is a sense of accountability

Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Human spirit out of socket

3.STRONG IN INNER SELVES – v16

John 7:38“Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.”

4.MAKE HIS HOME IN YOUR HEARTS THROUGH FAITH – v16

“Ben the hoose”

5.ROOTS AND FOUNDATIONS – v17

? good language for ladies

Romans 5:5“And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit whom he has given us.”

6.COMPLETELY FILLED – v19

2 Corinthians 5:17“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old had gone, the new has come!”