Ephesians: This is Us- The Mystery of the Church Part 2

The Mystery of the Church
Ephesians 3:1-13


I. The Church is an essential part of God’s eternal program. (Eph. 3:1-9)

A. The mystery of God’s eternal program shown to Paul. (Eph. 3:1-6)

  1. What is “A” mystery? (Eph. 3:5)
  2. What is “The” mystery? (Eph. 3:6)

– We are fellow heirs of the same hope.

– We are fellow members of the body.

– We are fellow partakers of the same promise.


B. The ministry of God’s eternal program shared with Paul. (Eph. 3:7-9)

  1. The ministry of the Gospel of God’s grace. (Eph. 3:7)

– It was honorable to Paul. (Eph. 3:2 “stewardship”)

– It was humbling to Paul. (Eph. 3:8a “the very least”)

– It was holy to Paul. (Eph. 3:8b “unsearchable”)

 

II. The Church is an essential part of God’s eternal purpose. (Eph. 3:10-13)

  1. What the Church exhibits before the angels now (vv.10-11)
  2. What the Church exhibits before the world now (vv.12-13)

A Prayer From Prison

Ephesians 3:14-21

 I. Paul’s prayer for the Church was for spiritual strength.
A. The person from whence this strength comes from. (vv.14-16a)
B. The place where this strength forms. (v.16b)
C. The product that this strength brings. (vv.17-19)

  1. Greater fellowship is a result. (v.17a)
  2. Greater love is a result. (v.17b)
  3. Greater understanding is a result. (v.18)

Breadth of His love reaches the world.

Length of His love reaches eternity.

Height of His love reaches heaven.

Depth of His love reaches the cross.

  1. Greater fullness is a result. (v.19)

D. The purpose to which this strength rebounds. (vv.20-21)

 

This Week’s Memory Verse: “To him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever.” Ephesians 3:21

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Kenny Grant has served as Senior Pastor since November 2012. A former Marine Drill Instructor, his unique style of teaching and preaching communicates with insight, clarity, passion, and humor. His impactful messages leave his audiences informed, inspired, and equipped to apply God’s Word. Kenny’s wife, Shirley “completes him.” They are the parents of Kenetha, Gina, KJ, Kameron, and proud Grandparents.