Sacred Reading – November 17 through November 23, 2020

15I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason 16I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. 17I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, 18so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, 19and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power. 20God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. 22And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, 23which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

Ephesians 1:15-23

  • Prayerfully listen to the Scripture throughout the week by clicking on the audio link above.  As you listen, familiarize yourself with the message of the passage and consider what the Scripture means – in general and for you specifically.
  • Consider practicing the holy listening exercise know as Sacred Reading, which involves listening to the Scripture three times:
    • Click on the audio link above.  As you listen the first time, ask God to point out to you a word or phrase from the Scripture.  What is God saying to you in this Scripture?
    • Click on the audio link above again and listen to the Scripture a second time.  As you listen this second time, ask God to reveal to you the holy intentions for this word or phrase that is being spoken into your life.  Why is God speaking this message to you? 
    • Click on the audio link above again and listen to the Scripture a third time.  As you listen this third time, ask God how you might respond to this word or phrase being spoken into your life today.  How does God want you to respond to this holy message?
  • As you engage the Scripture during the week, consider these four important questions:
    • What am I hearing in this Scripture?
    • What does this Scripture say about God?
    • What does this Scripture say about me and the world?
    • What is God asking me to do in response to this Scripture?

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