Paul asks for prayer that he might boldly proclaim the “mystery of the gospel.” He’s told us that the mystery of God’s will is to “unite all” in Christ, that the Gentiles are “fellow heirs and members of the same body.” The principalities and powers of this world hate that mystery, for the reconciliation of all, by the blood of the cross, is the end of their game. To proclaim the mystery without drinking of the mystery is a heart attack. That God would redeem all is a great mystery. That God would redeem me is the greatest mystery.
(#42 in our series from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians and #11 on warfare.)
Discussion Questions are available for this sermon here: Discussion Questions “Prayer For Proclaiming the Mystery”