Geeking Out Over Ephesians Study – Part 4

Welcome to the Geeks Under Grace official Daily Study post for 6/15/15. Here we will share some thoughts regarding Ephesians 3 and a simple prayer related to those scriptures. 

Passage 

Ephesians 3 (King James Version)
For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,
If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:
How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,
Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.
Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.
13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Study

“and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:19
Ephesians 3 is largely a recap of Ephesians 1 & 2. Gentile believers can rest knowing that they can be saved through the sacrifice of Jesus. However Paul speaks of the love of God starting around the second half of the chapter. Paul understands that we must be rooted and founded in God’s love for us. Its through God’s love that we receive strength and faith. It is through the love of God that we can experience the fullness of God. 

Prayer

Father, thank you for your love. Thank you for loving us before we loved you. Father, thank you for what you have done to give us peace and joy and rest. We desire to know you and to know your love for us.
In Jesus name we pray, amen.

Activity

Ask two individuals in your church or in your family if you can pray for them and then remind them that God loves them.

Question for Today

Reading Ephesians 3, what scripture stood out to you? Can you relate to anything written about in this study? Join the conversation and share below!

Steven Kuhn II

Writer for the Christian Living section at Geeks Under Grace.

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