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His Calling, His Inheritance, His Power

Ephesians 1:15-23

April 21, 2019 • Pastor Paul Edwards

As we have considered this prayer of the Apostle Paul in these verses, we are confronted with a dominant series of threes: A Trinity of Christian Graces: Faith, Love, Hope A Trinity of Spiritual Prerequisites: wisdom, revelation, light A Trinity of Godly Insight: “that you may know” (v. 18): the Hope of His Calling (Past), the Glory of His Inheritance (Future), and the Exceeding Greatness of His Power (Present).

The Fellowship of the Mystery, Part 2

Ephesians 3:1-12 • September 15, 2019 • Pastor Paul Edwards

God never intended for you and me to live the Christian life alone and isolation from others in the church. In Ephesians 3:6, Paul gives the identifying characteristics of those who belong to the Fellowship of the Mystery: "fellowheirs, of the same body, partakers of God's promises in Christ by the gospel."

The Fellowship of the Mystery

Ephesians 3:1-12 • September 15, 2019 • Pastor Paul Edwards

You and I were saved to be a part of a community, a fellowship. The Apostle Paul calls this community, "The Fellowship of the Mystery" in Ephesians 3:9. In the context around Ephesians 3:9, the Apostle Paul discloses four agents that participate together in placing unregenerate sinners into the fellowship of the mystery: by the Spirit (v. 5), by the Gospel (vv. 7-9), by the Church (vv. 10-11), and by the Faith of Jesus Christ (v. 12).

Built Together for An Habitation of God

Ephesians 2:19-22 • September 8, 2019 • Pastor Paul Edwards

In Ephesians, Paul uses several metaphors to describe the believer's relationship to the church: a kingdom, a family, a body, and a building.