Published by permission. this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. Rise to the heights! The Message Ephesians 3. So don't let my present trouble on your behalf get you down. This is my life work: helping people understand and respond to this Message. Ephesians 3 Living Bible (TLB). Be proud! When it came to presenting the Message to people who had no background in God’s way, I was the least qualified of any of the available Christians. And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love. And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you’ll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love. 16 I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit - not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength - 17 that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in. God can do anything, you know - far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! It came as a sheer gift to me, a real surprise, God handling all the details. Test its length! https://www.bible.com/bible/97/EPH.3.14.MSG, God's Presence: Bringing Beauty From Your Pain, Ephesians Audio Bible With Music And Commentary, Praying Through Ephesians with Hillsong Creative. None of our ancestors understood this. Glory to God in the church! Through Christians like yourselves gathered in churches, this extraordinary plan of God is becoming known and talked about even among the angels! Through followers of Jesus like yourselves gathered in churches, this extraordinary plan of God is becoming known and talked about even among the angels! I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit - not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength -. Published by permission. God saw to it that I was equipped, but you can be sure that it had nothing to do with my natural abilities. Oh, yes! Test its length! Reach out and experience the breadth! When it came to presenting the Message to people who had no background in God's way, I was the least qualified of any of the available Christians. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Live full lives, full in the fullness of God. When it came to presenting the Message to people who had no background in God’s way, I was the least qualified of any of the available Christians. Test its length! I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit—not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength—that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in. I got the inside story on this from God himself, as I just wrote you in brief. Reach out and experience the breadth! To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient. When we trust in him, we’re free to say whatever needs to be said, bold to go wherever we need to go. This is why I, Paul, am in jail for Christ, having taken up the cause of you outsiders, so-called. So don’t let my present trouble on your behalf get you down. I take it that you’re familiar with the part I was given in God’s plan for including everybody. Plumb the depths! It came as a sheer gift to me, a real surprise, God handling all the details. I take it that you’re familiar with the part I was given in God’s plan for including everybody. I take it that you're familiar with the part I was given in God's plan for including everybody. Ephesians 3:20-21 God can do anything, you know - far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! Be proud! Click Verse Reference to Study Verse In-Depth! The hidden mystery that the Gentiles should be saved was made known to Paul by revelation; and to him was that grace given, that he should preach it. My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. The mystery is that people who have never heard of God and those who have heard of him all their lives (what I’ve been calling outsiders and insiders) stand on the same ground before God. And so here I am, preaching and writing about things that are way over my head, the inexhaustible riches and generosity of Christ. Salem Media Group. My task is to bring out in the open and make plain what God, who created all this in the first place, has been doing in secret and behind the scenes all along. Glory to God in the church!Glory to God in the Messiah, in Jesus!Glory down all the generations!Glory through all millennia! of God saw to it that I was equipped, but you can be sure that it had nothing to do with my natural abilities. 3. All rights reserved. None of our ancestors understood this. As you read over what I have written to you, you'll be able to see for yourselves into the mystery of Christ. Ephesians 3 This is why I, Paul, am in jail for Christ, having taken up the cause of you outsiders, so-called. All this is proceeding along lines planned all along by God and then executed in Christ Jesus. He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. They get the same offer, same help, same promises in Christ Jesus. Test its length! Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Read verse in The Message Bible Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. Read verse in The Message Bible My task is to bring out in the open and make plain what God, who created all this in the first place, has been doing in secret and behind the scenes all along. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. None of our ancestors understood this. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. 2 You heard about the stewardship of God’s grace given to me for you, 3 and how by revelation the mystery was made known to me. 2-3 No doubt you already know that God has given me this special work of showing God’s favor to you Gentiles, as I briefly mentioned before in one of my letters. Live full lives, full in the fullness of God. They get the same offer, same help, same promises in Christ Jesus. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. The mystery is that people who have never heard of God and those who have heard of him all their lives (what I've been calling outsiders and insiders) stand on the same ground before God.