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Much More! (Part 3)
Series: Much More!
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Paul … the man who had hunted down Christians to murder them
Now loved Jesus … He believed in Jesus as Messiah!
Paul who had been born into every advantage and benefit
That the Jewish culture could offer
Laid it all aside for the sake of the call of Christ Jesus
He loved the church at Ephesus - sent letter from Roman prison cell
“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father …” - Eph. 3:14
What is the reason that Paul bows his knees before the Father?
What is it that drives Paul to his knees in prayer?
Read the verse before in order to fight out his reasoning –
He states his reason and then He says … I am on my knees
“Therefore I ask you not to lose heart at my tribulations on your behalf, for they are your glory.” - Ephesians 3:13
Paul was concerned that the church at Ephesus would lose heart
Because Paul was in prison
Paul wanted the believers whom he loved so dearly –
Not to become bitter, grieved or disheartened simply because
Paul was in chains
Paul was in prison for preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ –
And he refused to allow church to lose faith over His trial
A trial can cause you to lose your vibrant faith
It is easy to lose heart when you are going through hard time
Or someone you love is going through a difficult time
Paul says don’t do it! Don’t lose heart!
Prayer is an integral part of assaulting the principalities and
Powers that attempt to discourage us and embitter us
And so like Paul … I bow my 58 year old knees on your behalf ..
I pray for those under my watch …
Some commentators believe that Paul was in ...
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