Knowing the God of Glory

Dustin Folden March 17, 2024 Ephesians 1:15-23

3 ways Paul’s prayer helps us to know the God of glory

I. Be Thankful for God’s Salvation

A. Through faith in Christ (v. 15)

Ephesians 1:15-16 - For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints, do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers.

B. Producing love for the saints (v.16)

1 John 5:1 - Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him.

II. Grow in the Knowledge of God

A. Asking the Lord for wisdom and understanding (v.17a)

Ephesians 1:17 - ...that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.

B. To know God’s calling (v.18a)

Ephesians 1:18 - I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling.

C. To know God’s inheritance (v.18b)

Ephesians 1:18b - …what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.

D. To know God’s power (vv. 19)

Ephesians 1:19 - …and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might.

III. Marvel at the Power of Christ

A. His resurrection (v. 20)

Ephesians 1:20 - …which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places.

B. His authority (v. 21)

Ephesians 1:21 - …far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.

C. His body (vv. 22-23)

Ephesians 1:22-23 - And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.


Dustin Folden


Pastor of Discipleship & Extension Ministries - Faith Church


B.S - Electrical Engineering, Purdue University
M.Div. - Faith Bible Seminary

Pastor Dustin Folden joined the Pastoral Staff in 2010. He and his wife Trisha have been married since 2006. They have three children, Mackenna, Sawyer and Rhys. They enjoy playing board games, cooking together and going on hiking adventures. Pastor Folden shepherds the 9:30 worship service, oversees the Adult Bible Fellowship ministry, the Wednesday evening Faith Community Institute as well as serves in Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries.

Read Dustin Folden's Journey to Faith for the full account of how the Lord led Pastor Folden to Faith Church.