Bible: Ephesians 1:15-2:10

Prayer for Wisdom and Revelation

1:15 For this reason, 1  because I 2  have heard 3  of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love 4  for all the saints, 1:16 I do not cease to give thanks for you when I remember you 5  in my prayers. 1:17 I pray that 6  the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, 7  may give you spiritual wisdom and revelation 8  in your growing knowledge of him, 9  1:18 – since the eyes of your 10  heart have been enlightened 11  – so that you may know what is the hope of his calling, 12  what is the wealth of his glorious 13  inheritance in the saints, 1:19 and what is the incomparable 14  greatness of his power toward 15  us who believe, as displayed in 16  the exercise of his immense strength. 17  1:20 This power 18  he exercised 19  in Christ when he raised him 20  from the dead and seated him 21  at his right hand in the heavenly realms 22  1:21 far above every rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 1:22 And God 23  put 24  all things under Christ’s 25  feet, 26  and he gave him to the church as head over all things. 27  1:23 Now the church is 28  his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all. 29 

New Life Individually

2:1 And although you were 30  dead 31  in your transgressions and sins, 2:2 in which 32  you formerly lived 33  according to this world’s present path, 34  according to the ruler of the kingdom 35  of the air, the ruler of 36  the spirit 37  that is now energizing 38  the sons of disobedience, 39  2:3 among whom 40  all of us 41  also 42  formerly lived out our lives in the cravings of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath 43  even as the rest 44 

2:4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love with which he loved us, 2:5 even though we were dead in transgressions, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you are saved! 45  2:6 and he raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 2:7 to demonstrate in the coming ages 46  the surpassing wealth of his grace in kindness toward 47  us in Christ Jesus. 2:8 For by grace you are saved 48  through faith, 49  and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God; 2:9 it is not from 50  works, so that no one can boast. 51  2:10 For we are his workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them. 52 

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