Ephesians 1:15-20a Hope, Inheritance, and Power
Paul builds on his 202 word rhetorical masterpiece about spiritual blessings in Christ with a 177 word treasure about enlightened living in Christ. This sermon focuses on Paul's prayer for the church to see more clearly through the opened eyes of the heart: What Hope! What Inheritance! What Power!
For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 1:15–20, NIV)