The Wonderful Reality of the Church
1. The Mystery of the Church was Intentional. vv.1-6
a. The mystery of the church is in accordance to God's sovereign prerogative.
b. The mystery of the church is in accordance with God's sovereign plan.
2. The Ministry of the Church is Supernatural. vv.7-12
a. The ministry of the church is by the effective power of God. v.7 Ephesians 1:17-23
b. The ministry of the church is to preach the riches of the Christ. vv.6-8 Revelation 14:6
(1) There are the riches of His goodness. Romans 2:4
(2) There are the riches of His grace. Ephesians 2:7
(3) There are the riches of His glory. Ephesians 3:16
c. The ministry of the church is in accordance to the eternal purpose of God. v.11
3. The Maturity of the Church is Spiritual. vv.13-21
a. There is the target for spiritual maturity. v.16
b. There are the traits of spiritual maturity. vv.16-19
Ephesians 1:15-23; 3:14-21; Philippians 1:9-11; Colossians 1:9-12
c. There is the triute in spiritual maturity. vv.20-21