ephesians for beginners - #7 - god's blessing to the gentiles

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The Apostle describes God’s efforts to reach out to the Gentiles in order to save them. (Eph. 3:1-22)

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  • #7 Ephesians Gods Blessing to the Gentiles forBeginners Mike Mazzalongo BibleTalk.tv
  • The Problem At Ephesus 1. Jews were in the minority but 1st to receive the gospel. 2. Gentiles were in the majority but newer converts.
  • The Gentiles should have been thankful to GodNot resentful towards the Jews. The Problem At Ephesus
  • Before Christ The Gentiles: - Were apart from God - Did not belong to Gods people - Had no hope of salvation - Were 2nd class citizens
  • Now in Christ the Gentiles: -Had direct access to God through Christ
  • -Had direct access to God through Christ -Were equal partners with Jews - In the Kingdom of God - In the Family of God - In the Temple of God Now in Christ the Gentiles:
  • - Had direct access to God through Christ - Were equal partners with Jews - Now have - Hope of salvation - Unity with all - Value as the people of God Now in Christ the Gentiles:
  • Pauls Apostolic Ministry to the Gentiles: For this reason I, Paul,the prisoner ofChrist Jesusfor the sake of youGentiles - Eph. 3:1
  • if indeed you have heard of thestewardship of Gods grace which was given to me for you; - Eph. 3:2 Pauls Apostolic Ministry to the Gentiles:
  • thatby revelation there wasmade known to methe mystery,as I wrote before in brief. - Eph. 3:3 Pauls Apostolic Ministry to the Gentiles:
  • And He said to me,Go! For I will send you far awayto the Gentiles. - Acts 22:21 Pauls Apostolic Ministry to the Gentiles:
  • 4By referring to this, when you read you can understandmy insightinto themystery of Christ,5which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to His holyapostles and prophets in the Spirit; - Eph. 3:4-5 Pauls Apostolic Ministry to the Gentiles:
  • to be specific, that the Gentiles arefellow heirs andfellow members of the body, andfellow partakers of the promise inChrist Jesus through the gospel, - Eph. 3:6 Pauls Apostolic Ministry to the Gentiles:
  • of which I was made aminister, according to thegiftofGods grace which was given to meaccording to theworking of His power. - Eph. 3:7 Pauls Apostolic Ministry to the Gentiles:
  • To me,the very least of allsaints, this grace was given, topreach to the Gentiles the unfathomableriches of Christ, - Eph. 3:8 Pauls Apostolic Ministry to the Gentiles:
  • 9and tobring to light what is the administration of themystery which for ages has beenhidden in Godwho created all things; - Eph. 3:9 Pauls Apostolic Ministry to the Gentiles:
  • 10so that the manifoldwisdom of God might now bemade known through the church to therulers and the authorities inthe heavenlyplaces. - Eph. 3:10 Pauls Apostolic Ministry to the Gentiles:
  • It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those whopreached the gospel to you bythe Holy Spirit sent from heaventhings into which angels long tolook. - I Peter 1:12 Pauls Apostolic Ministry to the Gentiles:
  • 11This wasinaccordance with theeternal purpose which Hecarried out inChrist Jesus our Lord,12in whom we have boldness and confident access through faithin Him. 13 Therefore I ask you not to lose heart at my tribulations on your behalf, for they are your glory. - Eph. 3:11-13 Pauls Apostolic Ministry to the Gentiles:
  • 1. God had a plan Summary
  • Summary 1. God had a plan 2. God Worked His plan
  • Summary 1. God had a plan 2. God Worked His plan 3. God used people in His plan
  • Summary 1. God had a plan 2. God Worked His plan 3. God used people in His plan 4. God now uses the church to reveal the plan
  • Pauls Apostolic Ministry to the Gentiles: Therefore I askyou notto lose heart at my tribulationson your behalf,for they are your glory. - Eph. 3:13
  • We shouldnt be discouraged because God wants to save us!
  • Pauls Prayer For The Gentiles For this reason Ibow my knees before the Father, - Eph. 3:14
  • from whomevery family in heaven and on earth derives its name, - Eph. 3:15 Pauls Prayer For The Gentiles
  • that He would grant you, according tothe riches of His glory, to bestrengthened with power through His Spirit inthe inner man, - Eph. 3:16 Pauls Prayer For The Gentiles
  • Paul Asks For Strength 1. For The Inner Man 2. Increase Their Power 3. Strengthen According To His Ability 4. Strength Through The Holy Spirit
  • The Holy Spirit Strengthens Through: - The Word And now Icommend you to God and tothe word of His grace, which is able tobuild you up and to giveyouthe inheritance among all those who are sanctified. - Acts 20:32
  • Intercession Comfort So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria enjoyed peace, being built up; and going on in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it continued to increase. - Acts 9:31 What Indwelling Provides:
  • The Holy Spirit Strengthens Through: - The Word - The Indwelling Petersaidto them, Repent, and each of you bebaptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive thegiftof the Holy Spirit. - Acts 2:38
  • The Holy Spirit Strengthens Through: But if the Spirit of Him whoraised Jesus from the dead dwells in you,He who raisedChrist Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodiesthrough His Spirit who dwells in you. - Rom. 8:11
  • What Indwelling Provides: Intercession In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; forwe do not know how to pray as we should, butthe Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; - Rom. 8:26
  • Intercession Comfort Enlightenment I pray thatthe eyes of your heartmay be enlightened, so that you will know what is thehope of Hiscalling, what arethe riches of the glory ofHis inheritance inthesaints, - Eph. 1:18 What Indwelling Provides:
  • What will this new Strength enable us to do or have? so thatChrist may dwell in your hearts through faith;andthat you, beingrooted andgrounded in love, - Eph. 3:17
  • 18may be able to comprehend withall thesaints what isthe breadth and length and height and depth,19and to knowthe love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all thefullness of God. - Eph. 3:18-19 What will this new Strength enable us to do or have?
  • 1. More Surrender of Ourselves to Christ. What will this new Strength enable us to do or have?
  • 1. More Surrender of Ourselves to Christ. 2. Deeper Understanding & Experience of Gods Love. What will this new Strength enable us to do or have?
  • 20Now to Him who isable to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, 21to Himbethe glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. - Eph. 3:20-21 What will this new Strength enable us to do or have?
  • Paul prays that they be filled to the brim with the things of God. What will this new Strength enable us to do or have?
  • Doxology = Spontaneous Praise What will this new Strength enable us to do or have?
  • Summary II 1. We are this c