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BOOST: The Secret – Ephesians 3:1-13

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The Secret (of Surviving Tough Times)
July 4, 2010
Ryan Heller

I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.
Ephesians 3:13 (NIV)

1) The secret to surviving tough times is knowing your calling.

For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus…
Ephesians 3:1 (NIV)

A. Perspective—God is in control not fate

For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus
Ephesians 3:1 (NIV)

B. Grace—Everything I have is a gift from God

I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power. Ephesians 3:7 (NIV)

C. Humility—Without God’s help I will accomplish nothing

Although I am less than the least of all God’s people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ…
Ephesians 3:8 (NIV)

D. Purpose—I must tell others the good news of Christ

His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms,
Ephesians 3:10 (NIV)