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Port Hueneme church of Christ


Manifold Wisdom of God

Ephesians 3:1-12

by Mason French


  • Introduction
  • I. PAUL A PRISONER OF CHRIST FOR THE GENTILES
    • A. Paul Imprisoned Because of His Ties with Gentiles (Acts 22)
      • 1. Real problem in early church (Acts 10 and Acts 15 reveal the problem)
      • 2. Paul proclaiming Jews and Gentiles are God's special people in church
    • B. A Special Grace Given to Paul to Preach to Gentiles (Ephesians 3:2)
      • 1. Dispensing of grace to Gentiles
      • 2. Undeserving but still chosen by God
    • C. How Paul Received the Mystery That Had Been Hidden (Ephesians 3:3)
      • 1. How we get understanding (Ephesians 3:4)
      • 2. Written to be understood
    • D. Holy Spirit Miraculously Gave Information to Apostles and Prophets (Ephesians 3:5)
      • 1. Old Testament prophets understood the Gentiles were to be saved
      • 2. They did not understand that it would be without becoming proselytes
    • E. The Mystery Revealed (Ephesians 3:6)
      • 1. This would boggle the minds of the Jews
      • 2. Galatians 3:26-29
      • 3. Paul shared this knowledge of the church (Romans 16:25-26; Colossians 1:24-29)
      • 4. This mystery had been hidden in Christ
      • 5. Paul the persecutor now sharing this wonderful news (Ephesians 3:7-8)
  • II. GOD'S ETERNAL PURPOSE (Ephesians 3:10-11)
    • A. Unseen Rulers
      • 1. Angels and dignitaries
      • 2. Surprise for the Devil
      • 3. Devil carried out God's plan
    • B. Gentiles Should Feel So Honored (Ephesians 3:12-13)
    • C. How Grateful Are You?
  • Conclusion
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