Turning on the Light (Ephesians 3:14-21)
Key Idea: Biblical hope is confident anticipation in Christ (confident in Christ’s amazing love, and so anticipating Christ’s amazing work).
1. Confident – Confident in Christ’s amazing love
Ephesians 3:18–19 — 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
A. Christ’s love is about eternal life
Ephesians 2:4–5 — 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—
B. Christ’s love is about everyday life
2. Anticipation – Anticipating Christ’s amazing work
Ephesians 3:20–21 — 20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 1:3 – Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to A LIVING HOPE through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…