Sermon Notes 2023 02 19 PM

February 19, 2023 PM
Paul Gotthardt
(#8 in series)

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In Christ: Praying for Proficiency (Part 3) 


Ephesians 1:15-23


There is a progressive nature of knowledge:

  • There is ignorance (lack of knowledge).
  • There is awareness (introduction of knowledge).
  • There is practice (application of knowledge).
  • There is proficiency (perfection of knowledge).


The prayer has four parts. Paul prayed...

  • That we would know God fully. (v. 17)
  • That we would know the hope of His calling. (v. 18)
  • That we would know the riches of the glory of His inheritance. (v. 18)
  • That we might know the greatness of His __ toward us. (vv. 19-23)


Paul reminds us of Jesus’ power in every realm of life. Jesus has…

  • Power over __: …when He raised Him from the dead
  • Power in __: …and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,
  • Power over __: …far above all rule and authority and power and dominion,
  • Power over __: …and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.
  • Power over all __: …And He put all things in subjection under His feet,
  • Power over His __: …and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.