The Prayer Of The Church Of Ephesus Essay

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Introduction In perhaps one of the Apostle Paul’s most heartfelt prayers, Ephesians 3:14-19 paints the picture of how to be filled with the fullness of God. Paul appeals to the Lord for the church of Ephesus, not for freedom from sin or wrongdoings, but rather that they may use their foundation set upon the love of Christ to know how immeasurable His love truly is. He prays that the Ephesians may have faith, love, power, and knowledge, all so that they may know Christ. This prayer did not end with the Ephesians, rather it is a call to the modern Church to keep its foundation firm upon Christ so that they may truly know the vastness of Christ’s love for His people. This prayer resounds through the ages, and contains the same message for us as it did for the people of Ephesus.
General History of the city of Ephesus Ephesus was founded in the year 10BC by a man named Androclos, who was fleeing from the Dor invasion of Greece. According to legend, Androclos was told that a fish and boar would show him the location of where to settle. This would supposedly come to pass when days later, while frying a fish, he dropped the fish, spooking a boar, leading him to where Ephesus is now located. While its origins are left to legend, Ephesus still became a great city in the latter part of the century. Located in what is now western Turkey, the city of Ephesus was a great trade city during its pinnacle age. Ephesus is located next to the Kucuk Menderes river, which was known as the…

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