Protégé Sunday

Teaching Notes

14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God

 20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 3:14-21



  1. We are in need of strength
    • Verses 16, 18
  2. Ginōskō “to know”: deep, interpersonal knowledge, to know through personal experience, physical intimacy 
    • Verse 19
  3. God’s love is not a passing emotional experience, but something we are rooted and grounded in
    • Verses 17, 20-21


26 I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”

John 17:26



  1. Prayer
  2. Communion