Engage - Through Belonging
1. Experience the Miracle of God in Community
2. Experience the Power of God in Community.
apostle’s petition as a staircase by which he climbs higher and higher in his aspiration for his readers. His prayer-staircase has four steps, whose key words are ‘strength’, ‘love’, ‘knowledge’ and ‘fullness
18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints
3. Experience Personal Growth in Community.
Paul begins with a strong admonition: “make every effort,” meaning that the Ephesian believers need to work very hard, exercising diligence to accomplish the task. This is so important that it will require everything they’ve got.
The unity of the saints is critical to God’s plan and exists as a primary result of Christ’s reconciling work on the cross (Eph 2:11–22). When each of us is reconciled to God through Christ, we are of necessity also reconciled to one another. Paul’s point here is that we have to work that out in our daily relationships and through a cooperative spirit within the church.