Dr. Oscar T. Moses
W.A.R Bible Study
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
“ALL IN Month”
Experiencing The Power of God
In this letter Paul intends to pray for the church but before doing so he has to teach them the tremendous power that was given to them through God (Verses 1-13). He had a responsibility to teach the members in the church about the power they possessed but seldom used. His argument was clear that if you are confused about your spiritual position in Christ, you rob yourself of spiritual wealth and God’s Power.
Paul strived for the church to understand that God’s plans in history has been revealed in the church. The church represents God’s ultimate purpose in history and all Christians should find their role in that purpose. The lesson is clear that All of God’s resources are available to those who want to help Him accomplish His purposes on earth.
In verse 14 Paul said it is for this cause that I bow my knees to pray for you. Paul made five requests in his prayer for the church. The prayer was for each member to build there inner core, which is their spiritual infrastructure.
- Strengthened Faith: 16 – “That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man.”
- Stable Foundation: 17 – “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love.”
- Their Focus to be Clear: 18 – “May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height.”
- The Contents of their Lives To Be Full: 19 – “And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.”
- Fruit on Their Accounts: 19-20 – “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.”
- When Paul prayed, what posture did he assume?
- To whom is God the Father?
- What did Paul request of the Father in verse 16?
- Through whom would the Ephesians be empowered?
- How would Christ dwell in the believers’ hearts?
- Why did Paul want the Ephesians to be rooted and established in love?
- What did Paul want the Ephesians to grasp?
- What does the love of Christ surpass?
- In Paul’s closing prayer (20-21) what did he say God is able to do?
- What is at work in us?
- Who should get all of the Glory?
What does the following statements mean?
- God wants us to build our spiritual infrastructure.
- God is not limited in power – We are limited in perception
- God’s power become visible when or faith becomes vibrant
- God uses us to make Him look good.
- Expectations can determine your destination.
Because of Him!
Dr. Oscar T. Moses – W.A.R. Bible Study – 2017 “ALL-IN-MONTH”