4th. Sunday in Advent – Adventuring to Christmas – The signs point to Jesus – Week 4 – Love
18 December 2022 • Richard Schwedes • for the 4th Sunday on Advent
Bible Passage: Ephesians 3:14-19+ expand
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A Prayer for the Ephesians
14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
- Ephesians 3:15 The Greek for family (patria) is derived from the Greek for father (pater).
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