Notes from Sunday’s Lesson (9/08/19)
Book of Ephesians 1:15-23
The main thought of these verses in Ephesians is concerning thanksgiving & prayer. We should always have a spirit of thanksgiving for what all God has given us and all He means to us. Prayer always for help and thanksgiving, not just when you’re in a bind.
For This Reason
A Reputation – Eph 1:15
Does your church have a great reputation in your community? It should. Neighbors should know that you’re a loving congregation willing to help and volunteer not just in the community, but also in the school system.
Ceaseless – Eph 1:16
Always be in prayer for others. Again this should include prayers for needs as well as prayers of thanksgiving.
Spirit of Wisdom – Eph 1:17
God has blessed us with a spirit of wisdom for which we should be thankful and not be afraid to ask for wisdom that would apply to a particular situation we may find ourselves in.
The Eyes of Your Heart Enlightened
The Hope We Are Called To – Eph 1:18
The riches of His glorious inheritance.
Immeasurable Greatness – Eph 1:19
The greatness of God.
Christ Raised from The Dead – Eph 1:20-21
Christ won a victory over death and as a result, we too can have victory over death in Christ Jesus.
All Things Under Christ
The Church – Eph 1:22-23
We have decided to be “a community” together. We, the people that meet together to worship God, are the church. We are not going to church; we are going to worship God in a building which is also not the church.
Christ’s Body – Eph 1:23
Christ’s body is the church. We are the body of Christ as the church that meets together every Sunday.
The Fullness of Christ – Eph 1:23
The fullness of Christ is sufficient to fill us all.