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Stanley Tavaziva

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  1. Praise the Lord, the God of Israel who lives from everlasting to everlasting. God our shelter, a refuge when we are afraid. Our faith in almighty God as protector would carries us through all the dangers and fears of life. This should be a picture of our trust—trading all our fears for faith in him, no matter how intense our fears. To do this we must “live” and “rest”. By entrusting ourselves to his protection and pledging our daily devotion to him, we will be kept safe. Everything everywhere is to praise the Lord: all his angels and all his works! Praising God means remembering all he has done for us. Fearing him and obeying his commands and doing his will. Our life should always praise the Lord.
  2. This is a characteristic prayer of praise to God. Paul described the timeless role of the church. He explains how church members should live in order to bring about the unity God wants. As Paul first lays a doctrinal foundation and then makes practical applications of the truths he has presented. Pauline compound superlative meaning, "exceeding, abundantly more according to the power that works within us," This is a reference to the indwelling Christ through the Spirit.This permanent indwelling Spirit is the difference between the Old Covenant and the New. Be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus" Here is the exalted place of Jesus' Bride and Body, the Church, His blood-bought to Spirit-filled people.
  3. This “fullness” is fully expressed only in Christ. In union with Christ and through his empowering Spirit, we are complete. We have all the fullness of God available to us. But we must appropriate that fullness through faith and through prayer as we daily live for him. Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians is also for you. We can ask the Holy Spirit to fill every aspect of your life to the fullest. Christ might present to Himself the Church" This is another active subjunctive, which presents an element of contingency. This refers to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Just as Jesus' love for the church revolutionized the church, so too, a husband's love for his wife should stabilize and bless the Christian home. Spot" This is literally "no impurity." wrinkle" Literally this means "no sign of age. Holy, this is from the same root as "sanctify. Blameless, his is an Old Testament sacrificial term. This same concept is mentioned as God's will for the church in The cumulative weight of all of these terms is that God desires the complete holiness of His people. The goal of Christianity is Christ likeness. The image of God in man will be restored and Holy Spirit fills us all.
  4. God’s love is total, says Paul. It reaches every corner of our experience. It is wide—it covers the breadth of our own experience, and it reaches out to the whole world. God’s love is long—it continues the length of our lives. It is high—it rises to the heights of our celebration and elation. His love is deep—it reaches to the depths of discouragement, despair, and even death. When we feel shut out or isolated, remember that we can never be lost to God’s love. Prayer is about God’s immeasurable and inexhaustible love, Paul’s says it in Romans 8:38, 39. Christ dwells in our hearts through faith an active infinitive which points toward a specific act of faith. There is a fluidity being deeply rooted" This is a perfect passive participle which could be translated to be rooted in God.
  5. This versus reflect Paul's prayer for the believers in all these churches that they be stable and established by God's power through Christ's acts and the Holy Spirit's empowering to resist (1) the false teachers and (2) the persecution of a fallen world Riches" are one of Paul's favorite terms to describe the grace of God in Christ. God's nature is the key to God's power and provisions. The inner man" Spiritual growth is internal, but it is stimulated by external pressure. Paul often uses the contrast between the inner man and the outer man. The inner man is the spiritual aspect, while the outer man is the physical aspect. The inner man is already part of the New Age, the kingdom of God, but the outer man is still dying and struggling with the old age, the old fallen nature, and the fallen world system
  6. To us who believe God has chosen to allow we humans to participate conditional covenant, thus own spiritual salvation and pilgrimage. Christians must repent and believe.. The gospel is universal and is invited to all who will call on the name of the Lord. The working of the strength of His might has may be another allusion to which indicates God's power. The term dunamis) is for power. It focus on salvation which is God's powerful actions through Christ, not individual human actions or intellectual concepts. Three phrases describe what God the Father's tremendous, mighty power has done for Jesus. 1. It "raised Him from the dead" This was the sign of His accepted sacrifice. 2. Jesus "seated Him on His right hand of God. This was the place of exaltation and preeminence. This represented Christ's ongoing intercessory ministry and was fulfilled. 3. This made Him supreme Head of the church. This use of the term church refers to the unique new people of God, which includes all of us who believe, both Jews and Gentiles There are things that the Father has done for Christ. Christ has these things for us for His followers
  7. Knowledge of God the Father's provisions in Christ involves three aspects .1 believers' predestined hope 2. Believers' glorious inheritance 3. Believers' understanding of God's surprassingly great power, manifested in Christ. The eyes of your heart may be enlightened of the gospel bringing understanding to fallen humanity. This has always been God's will and there is hope in His calling" The term "calling 1. Sinners are called by God through Christ to salvation 2. Sinners call on the name of the Lord to be saved 3. Believers are called on to live Christ-like lives 4. Believers are called to ministry tasks.
  8. Hope changes your way of living“Not guilty; let him go free.” What would those words mean to us if we were on death row? The fact is that the whole human race is on death row, justly condemned for repeatedly breaking God’s holy law. Without Jesus we would have no hope at all. But thank God! He has declared us not guilty and has offered us freedom from sin and power to do his will.
  9. Paul prayed that the Ephesians would know Christ better. Christ is our model, and the more we know of him, the more we will be like him. Study Jesus’ life in the Gospels to see what he was like on earth nearly 2,000 years ago, and get to know him. Personal knowledge of Christ will change your life. The world fears the power of the atom, yet we belong to the God of the universe, who not only created that atomic power but also raised Jesus Christ from the dead. God’s incomparably great power is available to help us all. There is nothing too difficult for him
  10. When Christ was in his agony, there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. It was a part of his humiliation that he was thus strengthened by a ministering spirit
  11. When Christ was in his agony, there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. It was a part of his humiliation that he was thus strengthened by a ministering spirit
  12. 1. When Christ was in his agony, there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. It was a part of his humiliation that he was thus strengthened by a ministering spirit. 2. Being in agony, he prayed more earnestly. Prayer, though never out of season, is in a special manner seasonable when we are in an agony. 3. In this agony his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down. This showed the travail of his soul. We should pray also to be enabled to resist unto the shedding of our blood, striving against sin, if ever called to it. When you dwell in imagination upon the delights of some favourite sin, think of its effects as you behold them here! See its fearful effects in the garden of Gethsemane, and desire, by the help of God, deeply to hate and to forsake that enemy, to ransom sinners from whom the Redeemer prayed, agonized, and bled
  13. Jesus exposed his dread of the coming trials, but he also reaffirmed his commitment to do what God wanted. The cup he spoke of meant the terrible agony he knew he would endure—not only the horror of the crucifixion but, even worse, the total separation from God that he would have to experience in order to die for the world’s sin
  14. Jesus asked the disciples to pray that they would not fall into temptation because he knew that he would soon be leaving them. Jesus also knew that they would need extra strength to face the temptations ahead—temptations to run away or to deny their relationship with him. They were about to see Jesus die. Would they still think he was the Messiah? The disciples’ strongest temptation would undoubtedly be to think they had been deceived. Was Jesus trying to get out of his mission? It is never wrong to express our true feelings to God. Jesus exposed his dread of the coming trials, but he also reaffirmed his commitment to do what God wanted. The cup he spoke of meant the terrible agony he knew he would endure—not only the horror of the crucifixion but, even worse, the total separation from God that he would have to experience in order to die for our sins. Luke tells us that Jesus’ sweat resembled drops of blood. Jesus was in extreme agony, but he did not give up or give in. He went ahead with the mission for which he had come.How tragic it is that many of us Christians act as if we are sound asleep when it comes to devotion to Christ and service for him. .
  15. With little time to think, Nehemiah immediately prayed. Eight times in this book we read that he prayed spontaneously. Nehemiah prayed at any time, even while talking with others. He knew that God is always in charge, is always present, and hears and answers every prayer. Nehemiah could confidently pray throughout the day because he had established an intimate relationship with God during times of extended prayer. If we want to reach God with our emergency prayers, we need to take time to cultivate a strong relationship with God through times of in-depth prayer.
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