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Please read along with me! 14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father.

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3 14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,

4 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

5 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height-- 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height-- 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

6 Gods power works through us in the same way that Christ dwells in us, that is, by faith. Gods power works through us in the same way that Christ dwells in us, that is, by faith.

7 18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, 18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, 20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another in the fear of God. 21 submitting to one another in the fear of God. Ephesians 5:18-21

8 The religious world is expecting some miraculous operation of the Holy Spirit by which this power is realized, but this is not Gods teaching. but this is not Gods teaching.

9 The passage makes it clear to us that the Ephesians (and we today) do not understand the power of God. The passage makes it clear to us that the Ephesians (and we today) do not understand the power of God. Jesus taught that even His disciples had little faith. Jesus taught that even His disciples had little faith. He said this of the body of disciples in the sermon on the mount.

10 24 "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. 24 "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. 25 "Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 25 "Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 "Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 26 "Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6: "Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? 27 "Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? 28 "So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 28 "So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 "and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 29 "and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 "Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 30 "Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

11 Jesus taught that even His disciples had little faith. Jesus taught that even His disciples had little faith. He said this of the body of disciples in the sermon on the mount. He rebuked the apostles for their lack of faith when they had failed to heal an epileptic boy.

12 14 And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying, 14 And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying, 15 "Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. 15 "Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. 16 "So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him." 16 "So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him." 17 Then Jesus answered and said, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me." 17 Then Jesus answered and said, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me." Matthew 17: And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour. 18 And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour. 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, "Why could we not cast it out?" 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, "Why could we not cast it out?" 20 So Jesus said to them, "Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. 20 So Jesus said to them, "Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.

13 Since it was Jesus disciples, it is no doubt true of us that we have little faith. Since it was Jesus disciples, it is no doubt true of us that we have little faith. We must seek to understand the power of God and strengthen our faith.

14 Even though God can do more than we ask or think, we must be aware that some things may not be in harmony with Gods will. Even though God can do more than we ask or think, we must be aware that some things may not be in harmony with Gods will. Jesus prayed to be delivered from the agony that surrounded His death on the cross, but He prayed, not as I will, but as You will. Jesus prayed to be delivered from the agony that surrounded His death on the cross, but He prayed, not as I will, but as You will. John teaches us to pray unto God according to His will. John teaches us to pray unto God according to His will.

15 14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 st John 5:14

16 Even though God can do more than we ask or think, we must be aware that some things may not be in harmony with Gods will. Even though God can do more than we ask or think, we must be aware that some things may not be in harmony with Gods will. John teaches us to pray unto God according to His will. John teaches us to pray unto God according to His will. We must first be found in obedience to Gods teaching. We must first be found in obedience to Gods teaching.

17 21 Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God. 21 Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God. 22 And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. 22 And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. 1 st John 3:21-22

18 Even though God can do more than we ask or think, we must be aware that some things may not be in harmony with Gods will. Even though God can do more than we ask or think, we must be aware that some things may not be in harmony with Gods will. John teaches us to pray unto God according to His will. John teaches us to pray unto God according to His will. We must first be found in obedience to Gods teaching. We must first be found in obedience to Gods teaching. Gods ear is turned toward those who are righteous. Gods ear is turned toward those who are righteous.

19 10 For "He who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit. 10 For "He who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit. 11 Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it. 11 Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it. 12 For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the LORD is against those who do evil." 12 For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the LORD is against those who do evil." 1 st Peter 3:10-12

20 We may be concerned about the sickness of our family members and others, and conclude that God has not heard our prayers. We may be concerned about the sickness of our family members and others, and conclude that God has not heard our prayers. A study of the Old Testament makes it clear that some problems come upon man because of his transgressions, so God may not remove every problem. A study of the Old Testament makes it clear that some problems come upon man because of his transgressions, so God may not remove every problem.

21 We may be concerned about the sickness of our family members and others, and conclude that God has not heard our prayers. We may be concerned about the sickness of our family members and others, and conclude that God has not heard our prayers. We must also recognize that the aging process is a part of life and that some are not restored to life because this is a part of the termination of life upon the earth. We must also recognize that the aging process is a part of life and that some are not restored to life because this is a part of the termination of life upon the earth.

22 We should pray for those who are sick and believe that God will heal according to His will. We should pray for those who are sick and believe that God will heal according to His will. There may be reasons why it would be best for the person not to become well. There may be reasons why it would be best for the person not to become well. We may not know or understand, but we must accept the will of God. We may not know or understand, but we must accept the will of God.

23 Let us pray for the blessings of God in reaching those who are lost. Let us pray for the blessings of God in reaching those who are lost. The father of the young son who went away from home in a spirit of rebellion did not cease to look for the return of his son. The father of the young son who went away from home in a spirit of rebellion did not cease to look for the return of his son.

24 20 "And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. 20 "And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. 21 "And the son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son.' 21 "And the son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son.' 22 "But the father said to his servants, 'Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. 22 "But the father said to his servants, 'Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. 23 'And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; 23 'And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; 24 'for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' And they began to be merry. 24 'for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' And they began to be merry. Luke 15:20-24

25 Let us pray for the blessings of God in reaching those who are lost. Let us pray for the blessings of God in reaching those who are lost. The father of the young son who went away from home in a spirit of rebellion did not cease to look for the return of his son. The father of the young son who went away from home in a spirit of rebellion did not cease to look for the return of his son. We must set the right examples before our loved ones and pray for wisdom in order to reach them with truth. We must set the right examples before our loved ones and pray for wisdom in order to reach them with truth.

26 1 Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, 1 Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, 2 when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear. 2 when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear. 3 Do not let your adornment be merely outward-- arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel-- 3 Do not let your adornment be merely outward-- arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel-- 4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. 4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. 5 For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands, 5 For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands, 6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror. 6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror. 1 st Peter 3:1-6

27 20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3 Ephesians 3

28 Dont expect God to work through you if you are not willing to work with and for Him to accomplish what you ask. Work like it all depends on you, but pray like it all depends on God. Work like it all depends on you, but pray like it all depends on God.


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