God’s power is indescribable. It cannot fully be comprehended. 

As D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones well articulated it: “Take all the dictionaries of the world, exhaust all the vocabularies, and when you have added them all together you have still not begun to describe the greatness of God’s power.”

Scripture is full of this concept …

  • Psalm 62:11 – God has spoken once, Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God.
  • Psalm 65:6 – [He] established the mountains by His strength, Being clothed with power; …
  • Psalm 68:34-35 – Ascribe strength to God; His excellence is over Israel, And His strength is in the clouds. O God, You are more awesome than Your holy places. The God of Israel is He who gives strength and power to His people. Blessed be God!
  • Psalm 106:8 – Nevertheless He saved them for His name’s sake, That He might make His mighty power known.
  • Psalm 147:5 – Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.

And if the power of God is indescribable, how much more indescribable and unfathomable and great is our God behind that power?!

Before we begin our mini-series examining the first example Paul gives of God’s power (Ephesians 1:20-23), we step back and look at the global picture of how Paul talks about the power of God in the first three chapters of Ephesians and the four key examples Paul gives.

Using these four examples (or demonstrations of God’s power), Paul explains that no matter what you may be facing, God’s power is sufficient and able to do exceedingly, abundantly more than you could ever ask or imagine.

Join Nathan Johnson in this expositional study looking at the power of God demonstrated throughout the book of Ephesians.

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Key Passage: Ephesians 1:19

Ephesians 1:19 – “… and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might …”

Four Examples of the Power of God

  1. Jesus (Ephesians 1:20-23)
  2. Us (Ephesians 2:1-10)
  3. The Church (Ephesians 2:11-22)
  4. Paul (Ephesians 3:1-13)

In Our Next Study Together …

I invite you to join me on this journey from the book of Ephesians to discover God’s eternal purpose, His plan for your life, and learn how to practically live out an abundant and fruitful Christian life. 

  • Focus of our next study: Ephesians 1:20-23
  • We will begin our study of the first example of the power of God, as given by Paul in Ephesians 1:20-23.
  • I encourage you to read through Ephesians a couple of times this week and focus specifically on the first example of the power of God in Ephesians 1:20-23.

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The Deeper Christian Bible Study Series

The Deeper Christian Bible Study Series in Ephesians is an in-depth verse-by-verse study of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. These studies will guide you through this life-changing book of the Bible and give you practical application to help you grow in your faith, gain greater intimacy with Jesus, experience the victorious Christian life, and help you build your life around Jesus Christ. 

About NRJohnson 

NRJohnson (Nathan Johnson) is a Christian who has an overwhelming passion for Jesus, the Gospel, and Studying God’s Word. He is a writer, teacher, and communicator who helps Christians discover and experience a passionate love for God and His Word so that they can grow in their faith, live victorious lives, share the Gospel boldly, grow in their intimacy with Jesus, and transform the world through the indwelling life of Christ.
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