Bethany Independent Presbyterian Church


“Strengthened with might through His Spirit” Ephesians 3:14-21

“Strengthened with might through His Spirit” Ephesians 3:14-21


1. Lessons from the Old Testament

a) Lessons from Psalm 68

b) Relevant Lessons

c) Vital Lessons

2. Lessons from the New Testament

a) Lessons from the Epistles of the Apostle Paul

b) Relevant Lessons on the subject of Strength



1. A mighty work of God

a) Salvation from Satan

b) Salvation from Sin Ephesians 2:1-3

c) Salvation by grace through faith Ephesians 2:4-9

d) Salvation and God’s workmanship Ephesians 2:10-22

2. A significant Testimony of the Apostle Paul

a) Salvation experience

b) Growth in knowledge

c) Saved to serve Ephesians 3:1-12

d) Suffering for the Lord Ephesians 3:13



14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,

17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—

19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,

21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:14-20

1. A humble prayer to God the Father

a) Made on bended knee

b) With needed humility

2. The Focus on Strength

a) To be strengthened with might

b) Through His Spirit

c) In the inner man Ephesians 3:16

3. The Focus on the Indwelling of the Lord Jesus through Faith

a) Indwelling

b) Rooted

c) Grounded in love

4. The Focus on the Love of the Lord Jesus Christ

a) The dimensions of the Love of the Lord Jesus

i) Width

ii) Length

iii) Depth

iv) Height

b) Comprehension with all the saints

i) To know the love of the Lord Jesus Christ

ii) Which passes knowledge

5. The Focus on the Fulness of God

a) Filled with God

b) Aspects:

i) His Presence

ii) His Power

iii) His Person (Being)

iv) His Power



1. Faith in what God can do

a) Exceedingly abundantly

b) Above all that we ask or think

2. Faith strengthened

a) According to the power of God

b) That works in us

3. Ascribing Glory to God

a) In the Church

b) Through the Lord Jesus Christ

c) To all generations