THE RICHNESS OF OUR FAITH “Be Made Known By The Church” “Be Made Known By The Church” Ephesians 3:8-13 Message #14.
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THE RICHNESS OF OUR FAITH “Be Made Known By The Church” “Be Made Known By The Church” Ephesians 3:8-13 Message #14
Ephesians 3:8-13 8 To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; 10 to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places, 11 according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him. 13 Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
God could have chosen some other Religion Government Angels Miracles
THROUGH THE CHURCH COMMUNICATE TO THE UNDESERVING The Unexpected Man The Unexpected Man: “Servant of the Gospel” The Undeserving The Undeserving: “Gentiles” The Unexplainable truths The Unexplainable truths: “The unsearchable riches of Christ” The Unfathomable Richness: (Vastness and Depth)
THROUGH THE CHURCH THE BEAUTY OF THE BLEND IN THE BODY: “Only Christ can bring the best out of the Jews and the Gentiles and then blend them together in a magnificent way.” “Only that blend can capture a watching world with an attraction.”
THROUGH THE CHURCH THE WISDOM OF GOD TO DISPLAY THE BLENDED BODY BEFORE THE ANGELIC HOSTS: THE ANGELIC HOSTS STOOD IN AWE: 1 Peter 1:10-12 ANGELS REJOICE OVER ONE SOUL: Luke 15:10 ANGELS ARE WATCHING THE ACTIVITIES OF THE BELIEVER: 1 Corinthians 4:9
THROUGH THE CHURCH TO UNDERSTAND THE PERSPECTIVE OF TRIALS: (13) One of the choices God makes in delivery is a vessel of suffering. Because the Jews did not understand the full objective: But those that did understand saw the beauty of God’s method: the church functioned as it was designed to function: