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The Apostle Paul’s Prayer for Experiential Christianity – Part 9

The praying life of the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Ephesians is a goldmine of instruction on true Christian experience. In this ninth part of an examination of Ephesians 3:14-19, Pastor Jim looks at why God strengthens us by His Spirit; to produce a stable Christian life grounded in Christ’s Person and love.

The Apostle Paul’s Prayer for Experiential Christianity Part 8

Ephesians 3:14-19 – For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have…

The Apostle Paul’s Prayer for Experiential Christianity Part 7

The praying life of the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Ephesians is a goldmine of instruction on true Christian experience. In this sixth part of an examination of Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3, Pastor Jim looks at why God strengthens us by His Spirit. It is for us to know deep the control of Christ’s love which leads to a vibrant and stable Christian life.

The Apostle Paul’s Prayer for Experiential Christianity – Part 6

A study of the prayers of the Apostle Paul is rich not only in doctrinal truth but practical Christianity. In his second prayer in the letter the Ephesians, the petitions define the high of Christian experience – to know the love of Christ and the fullness of God. In part six of the examination of Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3, Pastor Jim examines the purpose of the strengthening Paul is petitioning for.

The Apostle Paul’s Prayer for Experiential Christianity – Part 5

A study of the prayers of the Apostle Paul is rich not only in doctrinal truth but practical Christianity. In his second prayer in the letter the Ephesians, the petitions define the high of Christian experience – to know the love of Christ and the fullness of God. It is in praying and seeing the Lord answer this prayer that we enter into the true Biblical experience of the Christian life – walking under the control of Christ’s incredibly love. In part five of the examination of Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3, Pastor Jim talks about where Paul asks God to apply His power; our innermost being.

The Apostle Paul’s Prayer For Experiential Christianity Part 4

Ephesians 1:13-19 – In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.  For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord…