A Crash Course in Knowing Christ (Ephesians 1:15-23)


This past weekend at Eastbrook Church, I continued our new series walking through the New Testament book of Ephesians, entitled “Ephesians: A Crash Course in Basic Christianity.” This weekend, I continued with the second half of chapter 1, which offers us a “Crash Course in Knowing Christ.” This is really a prayer of Paul that unfolds for us how prayer in gratitude, intercession, and worship helps us know Christ more fully in our lives.

You can watch my message from this past weekend and follow along with the message outline below. You can also engage with the entire series here or download the Eastbrook mobile app for even more opportunities for involvement.

“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.” (Ephesians 1:17)

The Prayer of Unending Gratitude (Ephesians 1:15-16)

Faith and love that’s heard

“I have not stopped…”


The Prayer for Spiritual Knowing (Ephesians 1:17-19)

Our Hope in God’s Calling

God’s Glorious Inheritance in us

God’s Incomparable Power for us


The Prayer of Worshipful Belief (Ephesians 1:20-23)

The divine work in Christ: resurrection and exaltation (1:20)

The victorious rule of Christ (1:21-22a)

The authoritative position of Christ (1:22b-23)

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