Pondering the Passages: Ephesians 1:15-23
This Week’s Passage and Memory Verse (in red): Ephesians 1:15-23 “15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, 20 which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.”
Okay so don’t hate. I’m not posting my comments on this passage today – I’m going to wait until Sunday afternoon. So check back then. I’m preaching this Sunday and decided to do a message on these verses we’ve been pondering this week. So you will have a chance to both read them and hear them if you are at Ridgecrest this Sunday morning. I would, however, love to see your pondering comments. This is an incredible passage. So many things worth pondering. I hope you have taken the time to soak in it this week.
Here is one little teaser quote that you will hear Sunday morning should you be there…
“What makes life worth living is having a big enough objective, something which catches our imagination and lays hold of our allegiance; and this the Christian has, in a way that no other man has. For what higher, more exalted, and more compelling goal can there be than to know God?” (p. 30, Knowing God by J.I. Packer)
That alone is worth pondering.
I’m just sayin’!
Next Week’s Passage: James 1:2-8
Next Week’s Memory Verse: James 1:2-3