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Ephesians 1 15 23

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Eph 1:15-23

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Ephesians 1 15 23

  1. 1. Changing Our Hearts, Our Habits, and Our Holiness Chapter 1:15-23
  2. 2. <ul><li>Blessed in the Heavenly Realms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transformation of heart and life, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The very authority of God, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Backed by the very power of God. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blessed with Spiritual Blessings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adoption, Redemption and Forgiveness, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grace, and Wisdom and Understanding. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chosen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Before the world began </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To be a part of God’s Master plan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sealed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By the power of God Himself – in Person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He guarantees our salvation and redemption by His life </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Five Major types of Prayer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Repentance, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supplication or Petition, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intercession, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thanksgiving, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Praise or Adoration. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Importance of Prayer (Opinion Poll) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To seek God's guidance ( 27% ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To thank God ( 23% ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To be close to God or the divine ( 19% ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To help others ( 13% ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To improve a person's life ( 9% ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other ( 4% ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don't know ( 5% ) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Recognizes our unworthiness </li></ul><ul><li>Recognizes that God does not have to do anything for us. </li></ul><ul><li>It is humbling to be thankful. </li></ul><ul><li>True thanksgiving is more than Gratefulness, it is a heartfelt bond </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>For Hope </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Confident Expectation – based on God’s character and truth – without physical evidence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eternal Life, but also (Jeremiah 29:11) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A plan for your life, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A plan to prosper you – spiritually, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A plan not to harm you – spiritually, and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A plan for a future. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>For Richness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding our inheritance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We are heirs and joint heirs with Jesus Christ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Whatever He inherits, we inherit. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Don’t live life as a spiritual pauper – while the riches of Christ Jesus are meant for you. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>For Power </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The power of God is “incomparably great” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>God has made Himself – His power – available to you and I </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There is no sin too strong, no habit too big, not even death – because He can raise us from the dead. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No demon, demonic power, nor even Satan himself has the power to overcome anything that God has done for us. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>His power is proven – as are His promises – in raising Jesus from the dead </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Paul prays that we understand and that we open our hearts to perceive. </li></ul><ul><li>Paul’s prayer of petition for the Ephesians is four fold. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>That we receive the Spirit wisdom and Revelation and that we have an attitude that accepts the truth of that wisdom and revelation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>That we open the eyes of our heart to the hope to which He has called us </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>That we open the eyes of our heart to the riches and richness in Christ Jesus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>That we open the eyes of our heart to the power that is on our side </li></ul></ul>

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