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The Strength of the Church - Ephesians 3

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This lesson was delivered during a gospel meeting in Peytona, WV. …

This lesson was delivered during a gospel meeting in Peytona, WV.

This lessons deals with Ephesians 3.

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  • 1. The Benefits of “in” Strength How Do I “in” Get “in” BattleStrength The “in” MysteryMarriage of “in” Strength The “in” Strength Walking of “in”
  • 2. The Benefits of Being “in” Christ“Blessed be the God and Father of our LordJesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ withevery spiritual blessing in heavenly places...” (Ephesians 1:3, ESV)
  • 3. What Being “in” Christ Means“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens,but you are fellow citizens with the saints andmembers of the household of God...” (Ephesians 2:19, ESV; emphasis mine)
  • 4. The Mystery of Christ“This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellowheirs, members of the same body, and partakersof the promise in Christ Jesus through thegospel.” (Ephesians 3:6, ESV; emphasis mine)
  • 5. The Mystery of ChristPaul and the Gentiles: • Paul was a prisoner for the Gentiles. (Ephesians 3:1) • Paul was appointed a minister to the Gentiles. (Acts 9:15)
  • 6. The Mystery of ChristWhat does “Gentile” mean: • The word was used for nations. (Genesis 10:5, 20) • The word was to describe the heathen. (Psalm 2:1) • The word also described any nation that was not Israel.
  • 7. The Mystery of ChristThe Mystery Involves the Gentiles: • The mystery was known to the apostles and prophets. (Ephesians 3:5) • Paul confirms the mystery: • The Gentiles are fellow heirs. • The Gentiles are of the same body. • The Gentiles are partakers of his promise in Christ.
  • 8. The Wisdom of God“...so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 3.10; ESV)