A Prayer to Appropriate the Gospel

ArtworkJune 29, 2013 | Bill Kynes
Series: The Church Living Out God's Gospel (Paul's Letter to the Ephesians) - Part 3
Bible Passage: Ephesians 1:15-23

Part 3 of A New Community: The Church Living Out God’s Gospel (Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians) – We’ve all heard stories of people who amass great wealth but who live lives of abject poverty. It is a sad disconnect, but it is one that is too often found among Christians. They have been “blessed with all spiritual blessings in Christ,” but they live as spiritual paupers. Paul doesn’t want that to happen to these Ephesian believers, so his initial words of benediction (1:3-14) are immediately followed by passionate intercession (1:15-23). He prays that they, and us, may appropriate the glorious blessings of the gospel.