In this message, Pastor Brandon Lindell shares an encouraging sermon titled, “What You Need to Know This Year.” Join us as we study Ephesians 1:17-20 and learn four principles that will help us see God work in our lives in powerful ways this year. Our prayer is that you would draw near to God and see how He works in your life in response!
What You Need to Know This Year
1. You Need to Know Him More
Ephesians 1:17 NIV
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
Genesko: know personally and intimately – relationship
2. You Need to Know You Have Hope
Ephesians 1:18a ESV
having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you
Galatians 1:15 ESV
But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace,
2 Timothy 1:9 ESV
who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,
1 Peter 2:9 ESV
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
1 Peter 1:3 ESV
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
Romans 12:11 NIV
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
3. You Need to Know How God Sees You
Ephesians 1:18 ESV
having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints
4. You Need to Know God’s Power is Available to You
Ephesians 1:19-20 ESV
and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places,