The Mystery ~ Ephesians 3:1-21

I.   A MYSTERY REVEALED (vs. 1-7)

a.  How does Paul describe himself in verse 1? 

b.  For whom does Paul consider himself a prisoner?

c.  What did Paul mention was given to him for the Gentiles? (verse 2)

d.  How did Paul state he came to know of “The mystery?” What is the mystery?

II.  THE PURPOSE OF THE MYSTERY (vs. 8-13)

a.  Is Paul prideful about being an Apostle?  How do you know?

b.  How long did Paul say the mystery had been kept hidden?

c.  In verses 11-12 Paul writes that we have b______________ and

a______________ with c_______________ through faith in Him.  This was His eternal purpose!

III.  THE MYSTERY APPLIED (vs. 14-21)

a.  Paul asks a blessing on the Ephesians in verse 16, that they be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man.  What does this mean?

b.  Paul indicates that there are dimensions to the love of God.  What terms does he use to describe this love?

c.  How much does Paul state God is able to do?

IV.  ApplicationHow long would we last without God’s grace? What is a principle activity that the church should be doing? (verse 21)

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