February 7, 2016
When we talk about hope, we often do so in uncertain terms, but in his letter to the Ephesians Paul explains that the hope of those who follow Christ is certain. His primary concern for his readers is to know Christ and then to take hold of all that is ours in Him, including the assurance of our hope. In this message, Alistair Begg teaches listeners to live in response to the benefits that belong to each one who has faith that is secure in Jesus.
15For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love6 toward all the saints, 16I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, 17that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might 20that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places,
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