1. And walking always has the purpose of arriving at a destination. Lloyd Stilley is pastor of First Baptist Church, Gulf Shores, Alabama. For a lengthy and persuasive defence of Pauline authorship see, Hoehner, Harold (Ephesians: An Exegetical Commentary. Whether we are called to preach, teach, lead worship, work with the young people, serve others or evangelize, the calling and the ability is all a result of the grace and mercy of God displayed and poured out in and through Christ Jesus. The glory Paul speaks of in verse 13 is reserved for believers. Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God’s grace, which was given me by the working of his power. Scriptures: Ephesians 3. So if you're a loner, you're not only weakening yourself, you're robbing other believers of your part in learning the heart of God for His own, and your missing out on that as well. For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles— 2 assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3 how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly. When Barbie had lunch, Pandy ate beside her at the table. We have only two descriptions within the New Testament to help us understand what Paul’s imprisonment might have looked like. Not even the tiniest tear falls without a purpose. Part 1: Who Are You? But Paul can tell you from experience that a profound shift takes place in your life when you move beyond the acknowledgement that God loves you to the feeling of your Father's joy over you. Ephesians 3:1-2 For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles— assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for you Paul understands that not only is his imprisonment a consequence of his devotion to and the purposes of Christ Jesus, but also that his present circumstances directly relate to his ministry to the Gentiles. When the seven days were almost completed, the Jews from Asia, seeing him in the temple, stirred up the whole crowd and laid hands on him, crying out, “Men of Israel, help! Paul’s Prayer (Ephesians 3:14-21) A. And God dwells among his people and, through his people, displays his glorious grace. This is important to remember. Mar 26, 1995. Your trusted source of Christian resources since 1891. It is the unity of a flock; various are the grades in that flock. All of us, with Paul, are called to be stewards of God’s grace and ambassadors for the sake of the gospel. [7] We are recipients and we are stewards of his glorious grace which saves our souls. Ephesians Sermon Series Outline. That is, it is love that is fixed, not in fleeting emotions or in the passion of the moment, but in the will. This is the man who is teaching everyone everywhere against the people and the law and this place. ; these never entered upon this trust, never possessed this capacity; therefore, do not fall under the penalty of the wicked. He wants you to recognize that His love is worked into every crevice of your being - Rom. A personal, 9-page letter written to his daughter in 1875 sold for $33,000 back in 1991. 1. Sermon!audio!and!text!available!at!www.waitaraanglican.com.au! Still Human! Paul wants us to understand that now, in Christ Jesus, everything has changed. This first destination we are walking toward is unity. Perhaps we are facing rejection from neighbours, friends and family or perhaps we have been overlooked for that promotion because we have turned to Christ. Favoriting is a great way to keep a list of sermons, programs, and ministry resources in your account. Scripture: Ephesians 4:32–5:2. Perhaps he was regarded as of no great account by his Roman jailors, who could have known nothing of the secret of his greatness; but viewed in the light of Christian history, Paul is the most distinguished of men. Let’s see how he gets onto this parenthesis by looking at Ephesians 3:1. Ephesians 3:14-21. This was also asserted in the prophesies of the Messiah. In Christ, you are like a building that has its pilings driven deep down into the bedrock below. We don't provoke, trick, convince, earn, or win agape from God. Ep 3:1; 4:1; 6:20 2. Ephesians 2 Ephesians 3 Ephesians 4. 11 This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him. What exactly is this that we are rooted and grounded in? "When Pandy was young and a looker, Barbie loved her. If you are into quick fix Christianity, with instant discipleship, you'll give up too early. Favoriting is a great way to keep a list of sermons, programs, and ministry resources in your account. Ephesians 3:14-21. "Look at how great a love the Father has given us, that we should be called God's children…" (I John 3:1). You stand on a Rock. Text: Ephesians 3:10 Sermon Series: Soul Food: Ephesians for the 21st-Century IN PRAYER . b. Ps. This is the first Sunday in the season of Epiphany. This is the most important point this morning. It is the unity of a temple; various are the stones in that temple. Satan would rather have me preach or teach than pray. BLESSED BE THE GOD AND FATHER OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. For more information, see our Privacy Policy. Referring to the spiritual realm, as opposed to the physical 2. Making Known the Manifold Wisdom of God Through Prison and Prayer. "By the time I knew Pandy she was not a particularly attractive doll. Not even the tiniest tear falls without a purpose. Paul’s focus here is not on the grace of Apostleship or ministry, but on the grace of God embodied and proclaimed in the gospel. Return to the Main Player. Verification Code. […] I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles. a. This was also asserted in the prophesies of the Messiah. This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel. Part 1: Who Are You? Our Weakness - His Strength . But now, let's add the most important word of all, the word "love." John Piper Oct 19, 1986 445 Shares Sermon. John 17:17. Jesus himself reminds us that to become his disciple is a risky and costly thing, Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me…”. No other option was thinkable. 8:35-39). "Agape" is decision love. Spring beckons new life everywhere in my back yard but here on this skeletal tree. Then for over two years, one of his longer periods of service in one place - Ac 19:1-10 3. We are not dead tumbleweeds, tossed about by whatever prevailing wind comes along. Here in Ephesians 3:16, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones expounds on the profound importance of the transformed inner man. Sermon. To properly understand Ephesians 3:7-13, I highly recommend you go back and read the sermon manuscript on Ephesians 3:1-6, especially my opening comments about how my thinking has changed over the years about this important passage. The cause that beckons forth "agape" is never found in the object of love. It is a love that finds its ultimate definition in the cross of Jesus Christ, where the innocent Son of God takes the place of the guilty in this very room. August 28, 2003. It is the unity of a body; various are the members of that body. His glorious grace is not simply given for our own benefit and personal enhancement. Verse 19 takes us to the edge when it speaks of knowing (lit., knowing through experience) "the Messiah's love that surpasses knowledge." We rest upon a steady love that surrounds us, making us durable and consistent. This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel. Sermon – Ephesians 3:1-12 A Mystery. 6 This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel. Ephesians 3:14-21 New International Version (NIV) A Prayer for the Ephesians. An epiphany is a moment when you suddenly understand something which has been hidden from your view. This is far different from biblical Christianity, which assumes that God plays no favorites in delivering revelation but has given to all of His people all that they need for life and godliness in the Scriptures. Here is this professor of theology, the Apostle Paul, who studied deeply the implications of the cross, where Jesus became his substitute. Indeed, Paul returns to this glorious truth in chapter 3 when he writes. "We rushed into the hotel and checked with the desk clerk in the lobby - no Pandy. I pray, with the Apostle Paul, that God would pour out his grace by his Spirit and that he would use these next four weeks to prepare his people that we ‘may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God’ (Ephesians 3:19). This is what the human heart craves. [6] Most other translations (NIV, NET, NKJV, etc.) I pray … See Hoehner, p. 96. The Dead Alive by Grace: Total Depravity from Ephesians 2:1–3. For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles. It always involves giving away your life in some form. Introduction (Ephesians 3:14-15) B. He marveled at how long this love would last. A. 1. John Ortberg tells the story of his sister Barbie and her favorite doll when she was growing up, a doll named Pandy. Customer Service Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT Monday - Friday Phone: (800) 458-2772. We all want to be swept away, to be loved in spite of ourselves, to be fully accepted, to be cherished, to matter to someone. For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles— assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for you, how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly. At one time we were separated from God, the people of God and the things of God. 3:14-21 (ESV) For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, [15] from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, [16] that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, [17] … 2 You have surely heard about God’s kindness in choosing me to help you. Now add the second verb. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. God’s New Creation. Mar 27, 1994. There is trace of self-pity or regret. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing will have the power to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!" When we face hard times and when life makes no sense whatsoever, we need to stop and say to ourselves, “Something big is happening here.” God never wastes anything. Register! Moreover, the disciple of Jesus should expect to face the same rejection, scorn and threat of persecution that Jesus himself faced, “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. This is far different from biblical Christianity, which assumes that God plays no favorites in delivering revelation but has given to all of His people all that they need for life and godliness in the Scriptures. These two principles are foundational for all believers. [Even though Pandy was more rag than doll, Barbie loved her with a love that made Pandy beautiful.] Click here to stream or download the sermon audio.. Ephesians 1:3-14. It is a pure gift, given to the undeserving and the unlovable. John Piper Oct 24, 2004 75 Shares Message. We unpack some of Ephesians 3 bearing in mind all we learned in Ephesians one and two. Bible Popular Verses John 3:16 James 4:7 Psalm 23:1 Romans 8:28 Matthew 6:34 Hebrews 11:1 Philippians 4:13 1 Corinthians 13:4 Bible Topics Verses on Love Verses … Blessings for the inner man. Ephesians 3:15 Sermons; Ephesians 3:15 Prayers; Ephesians 3:15 Images; Ephesians 3:15 Devotionals; Choose Chapter. You are fixed to unbreakable love. If you are an unbeliever and persist this morning in your unbelief, all you have heard and all Paul has written is of no benefit to you because it will not produce glory. Every discovery shook his soul. Paul wants us to remember and to see, feel and respond to the majesty of God displayed in the creation of the Church. At the time Paul wrote this epistle, he was awaiting trial in Rome - cf. 14-15. a. [7] O’Brien, Peter Thomas. Mar 26, 1995. We cannot be certain, but the most convincing arguments point towards Paul’s first Roman imprisonment.[3]. ii. And because of this, we are stronger than the storms that beat upon our lives. That you being rooted and grounded in love may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge. Paul is a prisoner of the state when he wrote the amazing words for the Ephesians and for you and me. There are two unusual things about the passage set before us and that we will be working through over the coming weeks. a. remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. "There's something in all of us that cannot be naturally loved. Ephesians 3:4 . We are not fixed on the shifting sands of lesser foundations. The Apostle Paul[1] points us back to his earlier and great essay on the glory of the grace of God made manifest in the incorporation of Jews and Gentiles into one new man, the Church (Ephesians 2:15). So you can see this isn't the sentimental mush or physical buzz we often associate with love. And it was all a gift, a gratuitous and free act of charity for we, the lost. Leave a Comment Powerful Praying. Secondly, they are "in Christ" a. I want to shine a light on the amazing love of God for us. In this sermon from Ephesians 3:17, … The Depth of Christ's Love: Its Cost. Scripture: Ephesians 5:1–2. Listen to Romans 3: "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Sometimes there is a tendency to distance God from the difficult circumstances in our lives. Be Kind to One Another. For example, He wants you to know that He has loved you for a very long time - Eph. Walk Thru the Bible - Ephesians 3 (Video) Notes. Paul understands that not only is his imprisonment a consequence of his devotion to and the purposes of Christ Jesus, but also that his present circumstances directly relate to his ministry to the Gentiles. In fact, God goes out of His way to let you know several important things about His love. It was a package deal. It is important that we see that the call to Christ is the call to walk the way of the cross. Paul spends all of Ephesians 3 talking about one more rich gift of God – the mystery that was hidden for ages and generations, but has now been revealed. That is what gets him sidetracked. Grace, humility and the gospel go hand-in-hand and cannot be separated. The reality of this kind of grace is an outrageous notion. "For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life." The apostle often refers to his prison-life, and here presents himself to the Churches as "an ambassador in bonds" (Ephesians 6:20).I. Necessary Revelation from Ephesians 1:15–23. Text: Ephesians 3:10 Sermon Series: Soul Food: Ephesians for the 21st-Century He also met with the Ephesian elders at Miletus - Ac 20:17-38 D. WRITING NOW AS “AN AMBASSADOR IN CHAINS”... 1. The Dead Alive by Grace: Mercy Interrupting from Ephesians 2:4–7. If we break this word down into two words. Subscribe to the Verse of the day. To ensure you receive the best experience on LifeWay.com, we use cookies to process information about your visit. As we have already considered, the ‘For this reason…’ points the reader back to all that has gone before. Click here to stream or download the sermon audio. As we look forward we must remember that the weighty truths of verse 2 through to 13 are intended to prepare us for the Apostle Paul’s prayer (in verse 14 through to 21) for the church in Ephesus and, by extension, for believers everywhere. The word used here is "agape," which is the NT word for God's love for us and our love for one another. All of this, again, like everything we have in Christ, is (at the end of verse 12) ours through faith alone in Christ alone. He is paying for his allegiance to our Lord. We rest upon a steady love that surrounds us, making us durable and consistent. "Agape" is the love-word for absolute, un-self-centered, brutal sacrifice. 2, p. 539-541 & E. Arnold, Clinton, ‘Epistle to the Ephesians’ in Hawthorne, Gerald F., Ralph P. Martin and Daniel G. Reid (eds. No, in all these things we are more than victorious through Him who loved us. Ephesians 2:19. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. Introduction. How is it that Paul could continue in the faith knowing that a final imprisonment and execution faced him in Rome? Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Ephesians 3:20 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources "HE IS ABLE" I. PAUL'S IMPOSSIBLE REQUESTS. "Love consists in this, writes John, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation" (mercy seat, atoning sacrifice, that which removed God's wrath from us) "for our sins." Paul’s point is that his imprisonment and his sufferings are worth it because the progress of the gospel through his ministry is for their glory. There is a danger that we ignore the association between the two. [3] Hoehner argues that this letter was written during Paul’s first imprisonment in Rome, probably during the latter half of AD 60. Your inner being is always at flood tide with rush of God's love for you. You cannot lay hold of God's deep affection for you, His self-sacrificing tenderness, His passionate sympathy, or how He goes out of His way to express kindness to you - alone. These are the notes of a sermon preached by Andy Evans on the morning of the 23 January 2011 at Firwood Church. Verses 2 through to 13 are, in effect, one prolonged digression and bridges the gap between the Apostle Paul’s celebration of the glory of the grace of God in the formation of the church and his subsequent prayer for that same church. John Piper Oct 19, 2010 19 Shares Sermon. Paul sees the same miraculous grace of God at work in Corinth, Galatia, Philippi, Colossae and, indeed, everywhere. A man who had been a drunkard on Chicago’s Skid Row for many years came to a half-way house ate a meal and went to bed. I personally believe that: Satan would rather have me witness than pray. For a summary of the arguments for and against Pauline authorship, see P. Furnish, Victor, ‘Epistle to the Ephesians’ in Freedman, David Noel (eds. Before we examine the actual content of his prayer, we need to look at the introduction to it in vv. HE WAS A MOST CELEBRATED PRISONER. It is important that we note two things with regards to Paul’s circumstances. 5:5, "God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.". I want to call our focus on a love that comes to rag dolls like us who are flawed and broken, bent and tattered, but made beautiful because of that love. Don't have an account? predominantly Gentile) somehow undermined the law of Moses and compromised the holiness of God. The Depth of Christ's Love: Its Cost. We were alienated and without a hope in the world. Barbie's love for that doll, from Pandy's point of view, was nearly a fatal attraction. Oct 19, 1986. 2. […] Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more. God’s New Creation. …that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. This morning, I want to unwrap this gift with you. An epiphany is a moment when you suddenly understand something which has been hidden from your view. 2).. 2. Greek: Toutou charin ego Paulos o desmios tou Ch ristou huper humon ton ethnon. I feel this way because God is the all-powerful God of the universe. I invite you to turn with me to Ephesians 3. He is married to Leeanne and is the father of Joey and Craig. I pray that, as we unpack the deep and profound truths of this passage, the Spirit of God would awaken us in order that we might receive all that Paul prays for us: strength, love, power and all surpassing revelation of Christ  Jesus. Sermon on Ephesians 1:3-14 — Sermon outline by Tom Moore on the blessings that God has for us spiritually speaking. It is not that we are lovely, but that he is loving. SermonAudio.com - Ephesians 3 Sermons. From your heart, would you sing the truth: "Oh How He Loves You and Me.". Register! The Pattern of Suffering – for Christ Jesus. Sunday (Ephesians 3:1-4) Paul’s Relationship to the Divine Mystery. 116. Many of God’s blessings only come to us as we get involved in the church, and many of the riches of divine grace God has given to us can only be used … There are two conditions to moving from head to heart. 5:25). Moreover, he even brought Greeks into the temple and has defiled this holy place.”. He plumbed the depths of how much it cost God to express His heart for us in giving up His only Son. Have you stopped to think about these two things? Our roots draw up the love God has for us all the time. And so we come to the first of the two unusual things about this passage, For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles—. We have access (cf. You might as well ask people to like the taste of rotten bread or the sound of a mechanical drill" as to expect that God would find something lovable in us. Making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. Sign In. [1] Recent scholarship (beginning with the Anglican Cleric, Edward Evanson’s, monograph published in 1792) has questioned Pauline authorship of Ephesians with many scholars positing the letter to be a forgery by a later disciple who reworked Paul’s letter to the Colossians. Sermon: Powerful Praying (Ephesians 3:14-21) Posted on November 10, 2008 by Brian Evans. read ‘a prisoner of Christ Jesus’ and the genitives can denote possession, Paul is the prisoner of Christ Jesus, or cause, Paul is a prisoner because of Christ Jesus. Leave a Comment Powerful Praying. (John 3:16). Sermon Something Big Is Happening Here. As recipients of grace we are also custodians of grace. Ephesians!3:1-4-21!!!!Rev.!Bruce!Stanley! Don't miss this massive, unchangeable fact: You are thoroughly loved by God. In Ephesians 1-3, we’ve sat and learned at Jesus’ feet, just like Mary. When we face hard times and when life makes no sense whatsoever, we need to stop and say to ourselves, “Something big is happening here.” God never wastes anything. Paul wants us to remember who we were before Christ radically intervened. Oct 19, 2010. Brothers, sisters - this is the most important fact that can be said of you, a fact that changes everything. Ephesians 3:3 Cults commonly claim to have special teachings that are available only to a few who are wise enough to understand them or have enough money to buy this knowledge. O. C. E. A. E. Social. Verse 17 tells us that as a believer in Christ "you have been rooted and firmly established in love." Your Identity: A New Creation from Ephesians 1:1–14. We are not fixed on the shifting sands of lesser foundations. Scripture: Ephesians 4:31–5:2. Submit. Mar 27, 1994. My father turned the car around, and we drove from Illinois all the way back to Canada. 8 To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things, 10 so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. ), The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (New York: Doubleday, 1996), vol. 8 The God who is Able 1 [Sermon Notes] Ephesians 3:10-21 The story so far: We are chosen by the Father, redeemed by the Son, sealed by the Spirit. (2-13 is a parenthetical statement interrupting his thought in verse one which he goes on in But he does not complain or caution in what he writes. CSB Holy Land Illustrated Bible (Hardcover), by Lloyd Stilley on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 at 7:00 AM. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Ephesians 1:3 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources. Love Barbie; love her rag doll. It works everywhere you sign in, even with the mobile app! We want to caught in someone's arms when we fall, we want someone to watch over us, we want to experience "a consummate love," to be enraptured in the lavish love of Someone who knows the truth about us, but will not turn away. Volume 3 — #4086 — Ephesians 3:17 How can you have an abundant life in Christ? Never miss a post. Called and Chosen. Conversely, they (the church in Ephesus), he (the Apostle Paul) and we (believers, at every time and in every place) are but the objects of his great mercy and the recipients of his glorious grace. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. How big is God? Just so, we who are His by faith in the Son of God are rooted in love, absorbing our life from the love of God. Scripture: Ephesians 5:1–2. Indeed, Paul’s first imprisonment in Roman was as a direct result of Paul’s involvement in the Jewish/Gentile controversy. See our holiday shipping schedule to receive your gifts on time. She had lost a good deal of her hair, one of her arms was missing, and generally speaking, she'd had the stuffing knocked out of her. [2] Paul uses the same formula, toutou charin, ‘For this reason’, in verse 1 and 14 to indicate that he is addressing the same theme. I have a tree in my back yard which has been noticeably shifted by Hurricane Ivan, its root snapped beneath the ground. Don't have an account? In other words, Paul’s suffering and imprisonment is of no value and benefit to the man or woman who refuses to believe, accept and receive the gospel. Again, this is a really important observation. 3:14-21 (ESV) For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, [15] from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, [16] that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, [17] … (Adapted from C. S. Lewis, The Four Loves, p. Email. As it is written: Because of You we are being put to death all day long; we are counted as sheep to be slaughtered. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. And yet, when it comes to the love of God, we are all charity cases. Christ - Our Promised Rest. This blunt statement would, I imagine, be unsettling and even offensive were it not for Paul’s later encouragement in verse 13. Ephesians 3:1 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles (NASB: Lockman). It goes far beyond the trite expressions of love we use when we speak of loving where we live or loving the hamburger our favorite restaurant makes. the ESV, NIV, NKJV, etc.) I. ), but concur with the ESV translators that the phrase here denotes cause. God’s Marvelous Plan for the Gentiles. So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory. Prayer for Power (Ephesians 3:16-17) C. Prayer for Knowledge (Ephesians 3:18 … Ordinary correspondence from the author of Tom Sawyer usually brings $1,200 to $1,500 a page. Instead, we live, connected to our source of life and strength that lies beneath the surface. John Piper Oct 19, 1986 445 Shares Sermon. Scripture: Ephesians 4:32–5:2. He is chained because he simply refuses to be quiet about Jesus Christ. Sermons; Children’s Sermons; Hymns; Previous Next. This is the sphere, the direction, the destination, of the strength prayed for. 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