Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

The Immeasurable Greatness of His Power

For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might …  Ephesians 1:15-19

1.  The Power and Authority of Christ known by faith now: Ephesians 1:3-5

a.  The power to overcome daily temptation: saying “no” to sin: Colossians 3:1-4, Colossians 3:5-11

b.  The power to pursue daily holiness: saying “yes” to godliness: Colossians 3:12-17, Ephesians 1:20-22

c.  The authority of Christ to rule over us: submitting to His Kingship: Acts 9:1-6

2.  The Power and Authority of Christ known by sight in eternity

a.  His supremacy displaced: Produces perfection submission: Rev. 1:9-18

b.  His beauty beheld: Produces perfect worship: Isaiah 33:17, Rev. 14:2, Rev. 7:15, Rev. 5:8-9, Rev. 7:9-12, Rev. 11:16-17, Rev. 15:2-3, Isa. 33:17