Speaker: Josh MacAvoy - Ephesians 1 is a densely packed chapter, full of deep theology (or \"what we know about God\"). In just 12 verse, Paul covers matters of the trinity, spiritual adoption, redemption through Christ Jesus, the inheritance of the saints, and the Holy Spirit given to guarantee God's promise. There is so much to sentence in the Bible. And right after all that teaching, Paul explains how he has been praying. He asks for the Holy Spirit to help Christians apply all of that knowledge to their everyday living. Paul knew that accurate knowledge was essential, but it never should stay as information alone. It needs to be acted on. He prays that the Ephesian believers experience increased spiritual discernment through the Holy Spirit and be more skillful at applying God's Word to their everyday situation.