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Glory to God: A Living Doxology

Text: Ephesians 3:14-21 (NIV)

14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom his whole familya in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

I.        Introduction:

II.      Enlist Support From God

A.      Pray In The Posture of Humility

1.       Humility In His Presence

2.       Humility in Your Attitude

B.      Pray With the Recognition of Your Source

1.       Our Connection to One Father

2.       Our Connection in One Family

III.   Request Strength From God

A.      Abundant in the Riches of Grace

1.       Abundant Resources

2.       Glorious Resources

B.      Available Through the Power of God

1.       That Comes Through the Spirit

2.       That Comes Inside of Man

C.      Aimed at the Indwelling of Christ

1.       Residing through Faith

2.       Residing in the Heart

IV.    Acquire Knowledge Of God

A.      Knowing God’s Love

1.       A Strong Foundation

a)       Love is The Believer’s Solid Ground

b)       Love is The Church’s United Experience

2.       A Shared Knowledge

a)       Love Known to the Fullest Extent

b)       Love Known beyond the Head

B.      Knowing God’s Presence

1.       God Present in Our Filling

2.       God Present in His Fullness

V.      Display the Glory of God

A.      The Locality Through Which God Exhibits His Glory

1.       Through the Church

2.       Through the Son

3.       Through the Ages

B.      The Capability Through Which God Exhibits His Glory

1.       His Capability Exceeds Our Ability

a)       Our Ability to Ask

b)       Our Ability to Imagine

2.       His Capability Exhibited in Power

a)       A Power Now Operating

b)       A Power In Us

VI.    Conclusion:


a Or whom all fatherhood

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