Everyone Needs Three Homes. Ephesians 3:14-21. Ephesians 3:14-21. For this reason I bow my knees before the Father from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.
Everyone Needs Three Homes Ephesians 3:14-21
Ephesians 3:14-21 • For this reason I bow my knees before the Father • from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named. • I pray that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, • and that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love,
may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and width, height and depth, • may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and width, height and depth, • and to know the Messiah’s love that surpasses knowledge, so you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think—according to the power that works in you— • to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
1 1.1 A Happy Place • Psalms 127:4-5 “Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the sons born in one’s youth. Happy is the man who has filled his quiver with them.” An Earthly Home > 4
1.2 A Loving Place • Ephesians 5:25 “Husbands, love your wives, just as also Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her” An Earthly Home >
1.3 A Peaceful Place • Colossians 3:19 “Husbands, love your wives and don’t become bitter against them.” • Ephesians 6:4 “And fathers, don’t stir up anger in your children, but bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” An Earthly Home >
1.4 A Place Where the Presence of God is Felt • Deuteronomy 14:26 “You are to feast there in the presence of the Lord your God and rejoice with your family.” An Earthly Home . >
2 2.1 A Place of Belonging • Ephesians 1:4 “He chose us in Him, before the foundation of the world” • Matthew 23:8 “…you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers.” • Romans 12:5 “…we who are many are one body in Christ and individually members of one another” • Ephesians 2:19 “So then you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with the saints, and members of God’s household” A Church Home > 3
2.2 A Loving Place • Romans 12:10 “Show family affection to one another with brotherly love. Outdo one another in showing honor.” A Church Home >
2.3 A Nurturing Place • 1st Thessalonians 2:7 “…we were gentle among you, as a nursing mother nurtures her own children.” • 1st Thessalonians 2:11-12 “…like a father with his own children, we encouraged, comforted, and implored each one of you to walk worthy of God” A Church Home . >
3 3.1 A Prepared Place • John 14:2 “In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place for you.” A Heavenly Home 4
3.2 A Happy Place • Revelation 21:4 “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will exist no longer; grief, crying, and pain will exist no longer, because the previous things have passed away” A Heavenly Home >
3.3 An Eternal Place • Luke 16:9 (NET) “And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by how you use worldly wealth, so that when it runs out you will be welcomed into the eternal homes.” A Heavenly Home >
3.4 A Place Where God’s Presence is Fully Realized • 1st John 3:2 “Dear friends, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him as He is.” • Revelation 21:3 “Look! God’s dwelling is with men, and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God” A Heavenly Home . .