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The Gift of God

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The Gift of God

Text: Ephesians 3:14-21 (NIV)

14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom his whole family 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.      You Have Need Of Spiritual Assistance

A.      The Gift Needed

1.       The Gift Of Being Strengthened By The Holy Spirit

a)       Your Strength Is To Come From The Spirit

b)       Your Inner Being Is The Target Of This Strength

2.       The Gift Of Being Inhabited By Christ

a)       Christ Dwelling Within Your Heart

b)       Christ Dwelling Within By Faith

3.       The Gift To Be Provided By The Father

a)       From His Riches

b)       By His Power

B.      The Power Needed

1.       Power That Is Available To The Saints

2.       Power Which Is Grounded In Love

3.       Power To Apprehend Love

a)       Measure The Immeasurable

b)       Comprehend The Incomprehensible

C.      The Fullness Needed

1.       God’s People Filled

2.       God Filling His People

III.   You Can Trust God To Come Your Aid

A.      You Can Trust Your Father In Heaven

1.       He Is The Ultimate Father

2.       You Are His Very Own Child

B.      You Can Trust Your Father’s Ability

1.       Trust His Power That Is Beyond Us

2.       Trust His Power That Works In You

C.      You Can Trust  Your Father’s Purpose

1.       That His Glory Be Displayed In His People

2.       That His Glory Be Shown Through His Son

3.       That His Glory Be Shown In Every Generation

IV.    Conclusion:

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