Ephesians 3:14-21

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MAIN TEXT: EPHESIANS 3:14-21
“For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

CROSS REFERENCES:
-Acts 20
-Psalm 95
-1 Kings 8
-2 Corinthians 5:11
-1 Corinthians 13
-2 Corinthians 12:1-6

NOTES:
THINGS PAUL WAS PRAYING FOR BELIEVERS:
1 – TO BE STRENGTHENED (WITH MIGHT IN THE INNER MAN BY THE SPIRIT)
2 – THAT CHRIST WOULD DWELL IN YOUR HEARTS BY FAITH (DWELL = SETTLING DOWN)
3 – ROOTED (agricultural reference) & GROUNDED (architectural reference) IN LOVE (SECURED AND NOURISHED BY GOD’S LOVE)
4 – TO COMPREHEND IT (TO GROW IN THE AWARENESS OF GOD’S LOVE, TO KNOW HIM. MUCH LIKE A HEALTHY MARRIAGE RELATIONSHIP)
5 – FILLED WITH ALL THE FULLNESS OF GOD (SWALLOWED UP FULLY, DAILY, MOMENTARILY, BY GOD) GOD IS WANTING TO GIVE US HIMSELF, MAY WE WANT TO BE FILLED WITH HIM.

VERSE 20 gives us the answer as to how this possible. -> “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”