Sermon Notes 2023 02 05 PM

February 05, 2022 PM
Paul Gotthardt
(#6 in series)

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In Christ: Praying for Proficiency (Part 1)


Ephesians 1:15-23


There is a progressive nature of knowledge:

  • There is __ (lack of knowledge).
  • There is awareness (__ of knowledge).
  • There is __ (application of knowledge).
  • There is proficiency (__ of knowledge.)


In verses 3-14, Paul shared the unlimited __ that believers have in Christ.


In verses 15-23, Paul prays that we will fully __ those blessings in a knowledge gained by experience.


The prayer has four parts. Paul prayed...


  • That we would __ God fully. (v. 17)

“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.”


  • That we would know the __ of His calling. (v. 18)

“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling…”