I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened.

Ephesians 1:18a -- I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you

Ephesians 3 Commentary of the Bible

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The Great Mystery  ( Ephesians 3:1-6 )  Daily Devotion

In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to men in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God's holy apostles and prophets. This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 3:4-6)

The Great Mystery  ( Ephesians 3:1-6 )  Sunday Message

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The first paragraph in Chapter 3 is, in many ways, the key to this great letter of Paul to the Ephesian Christians. Here he begins to describe in full detail the great mystery which he had devoted his life to propagating around the world. We all love mysteries. There is something about human beings which causes us to be fascinated by something hidden, secret, by cryptic truth which needs to be discovered and revealed. God understands us so thoroughly that he has hidden mystery in everything in life. We do not know anything fully. There is always an element we don't understand.

Secret Riches  ( Ephesians 3:7-13 )  Sunday Message

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We are dealing again with the great mystery which the Apostle Paul glories in, a mystery which began at Bethlehem with the song of the angels to the shepherds, and the beauty of a huge star shedding its silver glory upon the waiting earth below, and all the marvel of that first Christmas Day when the wonder which had been secret for ages began to be unfolded -- the glory of what God had in mind for man.

The Manifold Wisdom Of God's Love  ( Ephesians 3:7-13 )  Daily Devotion

...that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms... (Ephesians 3:10).

How Prayer Works  ( Ephesians 3:13-21 )  Sunday Message

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As we come to the end of an old year and the beginning of a new, most of us are engaged in an evaluation of what has happened through the past year. And we struggle with a sense of need for motivation. We are aware of certain failures which have occurred in the past year, even though we began the year with the best of intentions. Somehow things have not gone quite as we expected. We haven't been able to do just what we determined to do. So, as we face the new year, we are asking ourselves, "How can I do better?

The Inner Man  ( Ephesians 3:14-21 )  Daily Devotion

...he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being... (Ephesians 3:16b).