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Faith, Hope, and Love evidence themselves by our actions.
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Remember the blessings you have been given in Him, and praise God in return.
Ephesians 1:7-14
We have been adopted into God’s family through Christ. Take peace in this, and praise Him in return.
Ephesians 1:1-6
Times of trial are coming—do not be alarmed, but be on guard and hold fast until the end.
Mark 13:3-13
Our faith in God can be measured by the boldness of our prayers and our ability to forgive.
Mark 11:20-26
The righteous man trusts in the Lord's direction and grows, but the wicked man trusts in the direction of other wicked men and perishes.
Psalm 1:1-6
Instead of seeking worldly gain and approval, Christians should live a life of service and selflessness motivated by the example of Jesus.
Mark 10:35-45
Divorce is sinful and “re-marriage” is adultery
Mark 10:2-12
Fiery trials of love from our Father on Earth keep us from the unquenchable fire of wrath from our Judge in Hell.
Mark 9:42-50
Live in light of the the Second Coming, your soul depends on it.
Mark 8:31-8:38
The self-righteous legalist is not any more safe from God's Wrath than the licentious man.
Romans 2:1-5
Pursue peace with the brotherhood and encourage one another, and do not let trivial matters profane the Christian faith through quarreling
Romans 14:12-23
The purpose of God's mercy is that we may praise Him! The ground for God's deserving of praise is his merciful nature!
1 Peter 1:3-5
In life or in death, in eating or in fasting, in work or at play, Glorify God all the day!
Romans 14:1-11
Love is the Foundation for fulfilling the whole Law. You cannot fulfill a single iota of the Law without Love!
Romans 13:8-10
Our logical response to seeing the glories of God should be radical, sacrificial service to God for the sake of His glory.
Romans 12:1-2
Those who do God’s will will enter His kingdom, and to do God’s will is to know Him.
Matthew 7:21-23
It is worth it to take a road that leads to suffering in this life, if at the end of the path you find eternal life
Matthew 7:13-14
Everything is God's and all things are made from Him and for Him. He is infinitely glorious; the only sound we can manage in response is Oh!
Romans 11:32-36
God has sovereignly worked throughout history to accomplish his plan of salvation for all people, and it is very mysterious!
Romans 11:25-32
Faith should not boast pridefully but should fear God's power to act severely toward those who do not rest wholly on His grace in Christ
Romans 11:16-24
God is infinitely wise in His sovereignty. He is not cruel. None perish simply to perish.
Romans 11:11-16
Saving Faith necessitates an appropriate response!
James 1:26-27
God will never reject those whom he graciously loves! We can rest peacefully in his promises.
Romans 11:1-10
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Ephesians 1:15-23
Ephesians 1:15-23
Pray and recount truths that are only possible because of the working of His great might
Published July 2nd, 2020; Updated July 2nd, 2020
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Main point summary
Main point summary
Paul acknowledges the faith and love that the Saints in Ephesus have displayed, and his response is prayer and praise to the Father of Glory, knowing that this obedience in the Church is not possible outside of the working of God's great might. His might is the foundation of Paul's prayer, it is why Paul can ask for these gifts and recount these truths. Because of the working of God's great might sinners who were once dead in their trespasses can know Hope, obtain an inheritance, and have power to fight the fight of faith. It is also how Jesus was raised from the dead, why He is far above all things, and the reason that the church is filled with the Spirit, grace, and gifts of Christ.
Ephesians 1:15-23
For this reason, m because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus
Because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus
and your love 1 toward all the saints,
and your love for one another
I n do not cease to give thanks for you, o remembering you in my prayers,
I constantly give thanks for you and pray for you
that p the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, q may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,
that God the Father may by His spirit illuminate and reveal himself to you, increasing your knowledge of Him
r having the eyes of your hearts enlightened,
that is, that he would illuminate the eyes of your heart
that you may know what is s the hope to which he has called you,
so that you may know the Hope he has called you to,
what are t the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
and what riches await you, His Saints,
and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe,
and what power you have through him
u according to the working of v his great might
Yes, this is all possible only because of the working of His great might.
that he worked in Christ w when he raised him from the dead
This same great might of the Lord is what raised Jesus from the dead
and x seated him at his right hand y in the heavenly places,
and seated Jesus at His right hand in Heaven
z far above a all rule and authority and power and dominion,
The result of this is that Jesus is now FAR above all rule and authority and power and dominion,
and above b every name that is named,
yes, above absolutely everything
not only in c this age
not only in this present age
but also in the one to come.
but also in the eternal one that is to come
And d he put all things under his feet
and God put all things under Jesus' feet
and gave him as e head over all things to the church,
and gave him as head over all things to the church,
f which is his body, g the fullness of him h who fills i all in all.
which is His body, whom he fills with His spirit, His grace, and His gifts.
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