March 13, The Body: The Prayer

From the Pastor: Eph. 1:15-23 After saying we're "set apart" (1:1-2) and describing the "process" (1:3-14) of how God set us apart (elected, adopted, redeemed, sealed), Paul starts praying for the Church in Ephesus and elsewhere. The prayer is for the Church to understand and start to rely on these realities - the reality of the massive benefits and power given to us in Christ. If this is Paul's prayer for the Church, it should be our prayer too. Why does Paul start praying? What is his prayer? Why does God place all things under the feet of Christ and how does that relate to the Church? Something New-Memory verse: Last week's verse was Ephesians 1:3. This week it will be Ephesians 1:16 ...
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