Christ Exalted (Ephesians 1:19-23)Bennie Byler, August 16, 2015
Part of the Sermon series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
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The same power that raised Jesus from the dead is available to us and is working in us who believe. It is through believing that we receive what He has given us. God the Father has placed Jesus at His right hand, which signifies the highest honor and authority. The name of Jesus is the name and power above all other names. "Take the name of Jesus with you." We have the opportunity today to bow ourselves to the name of Jesus.
God fills the church with gifts and blessings - not to use for our own benefit, but to bless others. We should not even attempt to live or worship on our own; we need each other. God places us in communities - church - because his plan is for us to be involved in each others' lives.
Jesus is not only at the right hand of the Father, but He is also interceding for us.
Bennie concluded with encouraging the three youth who are leaving this week to be faithful in their calling, and also encouraging the remaining youth here to pull together and be unified in their calling at home.
19And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to usward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. (KJV)