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Ephesians 3 - AMP

2 Assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace (His unmerited favor) that was entrusted to me for your benefit, 3 that the mystery (secret) was made known to me and I was allowed to comprehend it by direct revelation, as I already briefly wrote you. 4 When you read this you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ. 5 was never disclosed to human beings in past generations as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles (consecrated messengers) and prophets by the Spirit. 6 that the Gentiles are now to be fellow heirs , members of the same body and joint partakers in the same divine promise in Christ through the glad tidings (the Gospel). 7 Of this I was made a minister according to the gift of God's free grace (undeserved favor) which was bestowed on me by the exercise (the working in all its effectiveness) of His power. 8 To me, though I am the very least of all the saints (God's consecrated people), this grace (favor, privilege) was granted and graciously entrusted: to proclaim to the Gentiles the unending (boundless, fathomless, incalculable, and exhaustless) riches of Christ , 9 Also to enlighten all men and make plain to them what is the plan of the mystery kept hidden through the ages and concealed until now in God Who created all things by Christ Jesus. 10 that through the church the Webster's New International Dictionary offers this as a definition of ``manifold" (the King James Version's rendering of the Greek polupoikilos).complicated, many-sided wisdom of God in all its infinite variety and innumerable aspects might now be made known to the angelic rulers and authorities (principalities and powers) in the heavenly sphere. 11 This is in accordance with the terms of the eternal and timeless purpose which He has realized and carried into effect in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 In Whom, because of our faith in Him, we dare to have the boldness (courage and confidence) of free access (an unreserved approach to God with freedom and without fear). 13 So I ask you not to lose heart at what I am suffering in your behalf. for it is an honor to you. 14 For this reason , I bow my knees before the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 For Whom every family in heaven and on earth is named . 16 May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the Spirit . 17 May Christ through your faith dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love, 18 That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth ; 19 to know the love of Christ, which far surpasses Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.mere knowledge ; that you may be filled Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.unto all the fullness of God ! 20 Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the power that is at work within us, is able to do superabundantly, far over and above all that we ask or think -- 21 To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen (so be it).

Sermons on Ephesians 3 More sermons: Ephesians 3

Christopher Benfield avatar
A Vision of Purpose
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Jan, 2017
Summary: The church faces many difficulties and obstacles while serving the Lord. While these are unavoidable, we do not have to allow them to defeat us. We must maintain our focus on the Lord and follow the vision He has provided.
Scripture: Ephesians 3:20-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 6
Chris Appleby avatar
Paul’s Prayer for his Converts
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Dec, 2016
Summary: Paul prays for the Church that God would be glorified in and through us
Scripture: Ephesians 3:1-21
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 0
Stephen Sheane avatar
Prayer for the Ephesians
Shared by: Stephen Sheane on Dec, 2016
Summary: Paul prays that the Ephesian believers would have power to dwell, power to grasp and power to know God's love
Series: Prayer
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 7
Jebryan Reiter avatar
Rooted and Grounded in Christ
Shared by: Jebryan Reiter on Dec, 2016
Summary: Making sure we are rooted and grounded in Christ that brings hope and life not just looking good and decorated on the outside like our Christmas Tree which are dying and life-less
Bishop Dr. Julius Soyinka avatar
Shared by: Bishop Dr. Julius Soyinka on Nov, 2016
Summary: God is able to exceed your expectation, He is able to do exceedingly above all you can ask or imagine. God is able to do the humanly impossible in our lives
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-21
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 458
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Attitudes of Change and the Word of God
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Oct, 2016
Summary: The Word of God can be unifying, but it can also divide, so we need to ask God what attitudes we must change and for the grace to make that change.
Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-21
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 72
Ken Henson avatar
Knowledge by Revelation & Discomfort
Shared by: Ken Henson on Sep, 2016
Summary: The best knowledge comes by revelation . . . & God makes us uncomfortable when He does His best work.
Scripture: Ephesians 3:1-6
Denomination: *other
Views: 29
Ken Henson avatar
Humility, Suffering, Glory
Shared by: Ken Henson on Sep, 2016
Summary: We only see God's greatest work through us when we embrace humility & suffering. Only then we'll see His glory.
Scripture: Ephesians 3:7-13
Denomination: *other
Views: 69
Ken Henson avatar
Prayer for Power, Knowledge and Love
Shared by: Ken Henson on Sep, 2016
Summary: Paul prays for the Church, he prays for us, and says God can do more than we ask for or imagine, and he prays for none of the things we may want or expect, nothing even in such categories. He prays we'll have power, knowledge of God and love.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-21
Denomination: *other
Views: 76
David Nolte avatar
How Do I Love You? Let Me Count The Ways!
Shared by: David Nolte on Aug, 2016
Summary: Describes the breadth, length, height and depth of Christ's love
Denn Guptill avatar
Ephesians 3:16
Shared by: Denn Guptill on Jul, 2016
Summary: This was a part of our 3:16 series and looks at Paul's prayer for the Epheisans
Series: 3:16
Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-21
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 322
Shared by: NNAEMEKA DURUEKE on Jun, 2016
Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-20
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 118
Paul Evans avatar
The Infinite Love of Christ
Shared by: Paul Evans on May, 2016
Summary: How can we begin to comprehend what cannot possibly be measured? Let's explore the many dimensions of the love of Christ and try our best to wrap our minds around how infinite His love is for us.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ephesians 3:17-19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 196
Sumeet MJ avatar
Rooted in Christ, Never to be Uprooted!
Shared by: Sumeet MJ on Apr, 2016
Summary: There is only one truth and all truth is only found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our faith in Him must be firm, established and grounded. We must be 100% convinced about who we are in Christ and what the Gospel means to us.
Daniel Habben avatar
A God's-eye View of Prayer
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Feb, 2016
Summary: Paul helps us understand what a privilege prayer is.
Series: Ephesians
Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-21
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 729
Jerry Owen avatar
The Measure of God's Love
Shared by: Jerry Owen on Feb, 2016
Summary: Have you ever wondered if God loves you, and, if He does, how much? In Ephesians 3, Paul talked about the measure of God's love for the saints.
Stephen Belokur avatar
A Unified Church
Shared by: Stephen Belokur on Feb, 2016
Summary: What is the source and power of a unified church? The Bible gives us a beautiful explanation in Ephesians. All eyes focused on Jesus!
Daniel Habben avatar
A God's-eye View of the Bible
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Jan, 2016
Summary: Paul helps us treasure the Bible as we should.
Series: Ephesians
Scripture: Ephesians 3:1-13
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 466
Chuck Sligh avatar
God Is Able [or He Is Able]
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Jan, 2016
Summary: Kids love to brag on their dads, and tell tales of what their dads are able to do. This sermon brags on God and what He is able to do.
Scripture: Ephesians 3:20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 798
Craig Condon avatar
The Greatest Gift of All is for Everyone
Shared by: Craig Condon on Jan, 2016
Summary: God wants everyone to see and share his wisdom. Sometimes we can’t see that Christ came for everyone and can use everyone. We need to share our gifts and burdens just like Christ shared himself with everyone-both Jews and Gentiles.
William Akehurst avatar
Missed Step or Out of Step. Either way it brings you to your knees.
Shared by: William Akehurst on Nov, 2015
Summary: Missed Step or Out of Step. Either way it brings you to your knees. This devotional thought is based on a real life story testimony and illustration of the HOLY SPIRIT conviction, teaching, renewing, refreshing and restoring. Perhaps it applies to you!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ephesians 3:1-21
Views: 925
Robert Leroe avatar
Blessing of POWER
Shared by: Robert Leroe on Oct, 2015
Summary: God does help those who can’t help themselves! We’re disabled by sin, yet God still loves us too much to leave us in the mess we’re in. Admitting our powerlessness is the first step on the road to recovery and to receiving power from Above.
Davon Huss avatar
A Christian Is... a Church Member
Shared by: Davon Huss on Oct, 2015
Summary: Some of the benefits of being active in a local church (Material adapted from LeRoy Lawson's booklet, The Family of God, Chapter 1, When You Become a Christian, pgs. 9-14)
Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
A Love So Amazing
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Sep, 2015
Summary: To establish that the love of God is so amazing we are incapable of fully understanding it. This lesson deals with a love that is so great; so generous; and so gracious; that one cannot ignore or reject it, once fully known and understood.
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: Ephesians 3:17-19
Views: 1,190
Richard Vartenisian avatar
The Mystery Made Known
Shared by: Richard Vartenisian on Sep, 2015
Summary: The Good News may have been a mystery but it is not to be a secret
Series: Ephesians
Scripture: Ephesians 3:1-13
Views: 652
Richard Vartenisian avatar
Power With Purpose
Shared by: Richard Vartenisian on Sep, 2015
Summary: Power from God is the strength to do God's will
Series: Ephesians
Richard Schwedes avatar
Growing in the love of Jesus
Shared by: Richard Schwedes on Aug, 2015
Summary: Growing in Jesus love is a key part of our lives as a Christian. In the sermon we explore what growing is Jesus love involves, what it means for us and how it affects our lives.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-21
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 983
Kenneth Stewart avatar
Shared by: Kenneth Stewart on Jul, 2015
Summary: The mere fact that GOD'S mercy is renewed each morning is a daily reminder of how POWERFUL GOD is!!! Do you know how much POWER it takes to forgive?
Scripture: Ephesians 3:20
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 485
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid avatar
Shared by: Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on Jul, 2015
Summary: Jesus' comprehension forthright---from the first miracle---the beginning of God's business to save man, to the world's watch for his return was not a mystery to his mother, Mary.
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid avatar
Shared by: Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on May, 2015
Summary: Jesus' love for the church accordingly comes out of God's love----a love that will not betray--- that is constant in glory that will supply needs according to the riches by Christ Jesus, promising peace and justice that comes out of that same peace.
Scripture: Ephesians 3:1-21
Denomination: Friends
Views: 160