For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named — Ephesians 3:14–15 (ESV)

1. Heights We Can Rise To

Gaining Inner Strength

that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, — Ephesians 3:16–17a (ESV)

Grasping Christ’s Love

that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge. — Ephesians 3:17–19 (ESV)

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. — John 3:16 (ESV)

The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price. — Revelation 22:17 (ESV)

Glorying in God’s Fullness

that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. — Ephesians 3:19 (ESV)

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. — Ephesians 3:20–21 (ESV)

2. Hurts We Must Run From

But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.” — Revelation 2:4–7 (ESV)

3. Helps We Can Rely On

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. 5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. — 2 Peter 1:3–8 (ESV)

Greg Hodson

Greg functioned as a teaching elder at Grace Church in Modesto for over 18 years before moving to Peoria. Before coming to the US he was teaching elder in a small village chapel in the UK for four years. He is married with 3 children and 3 grandchildren.

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