February 7, 2016
In the first part of Ephesians Chapter 1, Paul reminds his readers of the benefits that are ours in Christ Jesus. With that encouragement in mind, the Apostle turns to prayer – not for their health or wellbeing, but that they would know the power of God. Alistair Begg reminds us that God demonstrated His power toward us in the work of Christ on our behalf. He is our risen, exalted, and reigning King. We can come to Him with the assurance that He cares for His own, and we can make disciples in the confidence that Jesus is all that He claims to be.
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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