Ephesians (part three)
What has God called you to do for Him? Paul answers that question for us in a prayer recorded in Ephesians chapter one. Paul not only prayed for Christians, he also shared the contents of his prayers with them. This conveyed what he was trusting God to accomplish in their lives; it also revealed Paul’s expectations for believers. For the Ephesian Christians, Paul prayed that they would grow in their knowledge of God, that they would experience and exhibit Christ’s resurrection power, and that they would surrender every area of their lives to the Lordship of Jesus. These qualities compose God’s common calling on the lives of every believer, including those who make up the twenty-first century church.