Praying For One Another | Ephesians: Your Life In The Family Of God, Part 2

September 18, 2022   /   Crosstown Alliance Church

Ephesians, pt 2 – “Praying for One Another”

The ,
the more I know there’s .

Ephesians 1:15-17
For this reason, because I have  in the Lord Jesus and your , 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, , 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him (),

Ephesians 1:18-23
having the , that you may  to which he has called you, what are the riches of his , 19 and what is  toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might 20 that he worked in Christ  and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

How to pray for one another:

1. Pray that the eyes of our  would be 


Not a muscle or emotion
The core of who you are.

Paul wants us to  the living God, not just .

2. Pray that our  in the coming kingdom would 


Not wishful thinking
Confident expectation


Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the  you may .


2 Thessalonians 2:16
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and ,

Romans 15:4
For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the .

Colossians 1:21-23
And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, 22 he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, 23 if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from  that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.

Where are you placing your hope?

3. Pray that we would  God has placed on 

Ephesians 1:18
having the eyes of your , that you may  what is the  to which he has called you, what are the riches of his  in the saints,


“That God should set such high value on a community of sinners, rescued from perdition and still bearing too many traces of their former state, might well seem incredible were it not made clear that he sees them in Christ, as from the beginning he chose them in Christ.” – F.F. Bruce

4. Pray that our  would be continually  by God’s power.

Ephesians 1:19-20
and what is  toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might 20 that he worked in Christ 

Knowing God is NOT an academic exercise
!

Application:
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