1. the Hope of our Calling (18b)
Philippians 3:14- an upward call
II Timothy 1:9 – a holy calling
Hebrews 3:1- a heavenly calling
God has called us to be conformed to the image of Christ.
The hope of our calling is certain. (Romans 11:29)
2. the Riches of His Inheritance (18c)
a. He is our inheritance and we are His inheritance.
b. We will be glorified in Him and He will be glorified in us.
3. the greatness of His power (19)
a. We have God's power in order to use our spiritual riches properly.
b. We have God's power in order to overcome our enemy.
c. We have God's power to enable us to live victoriously.
4. the Supremacy of His Authority (21-23)
a. Jesus is supreme over all other powers. (21)
b. Jesus is supreme over all creation. (22a)
c. Jesus is supreme over His Church. (22b-23)