by Robert Walker

More Than Resurrection
Robert Walker
Ephesians 1:19-22

In 1949, Mr. Wurm was broke and out of a job. One day he was walking along a San Francisco beach when he came across a bottle with a piece of paper in it. As he read the note, he discovered that it was the last will and testament of Daisy Singer Alexander, heir to the Singer sewing machine fortune.

The note read, "To avoid confusion, I leave my entire estate to the lucky person who finds this bottle and to my attorney, Barry Cohen, share and share alike." According to Boyd, the courts accepted the theory that the heiress had written the note 12 years earlier, and had thrown the bottle into the Thames River in London, from where it had drifted across the oceans to the feet of a penniless and jobless Jack Wurm.

His chance discovery netted him over 6 million dollars in cash and Singer stock. How would you like to have been making Mr. Wurm's footprints on that San Francisco beach? What a find!

And yet 6 million dollars doesn't even begin to compare with our spiritual inheritance!
Paul wants us to understand it is more than a resurrection.

Our subject is more than a resurrection. We are privilege to listen in on four of the greatest prayers ever prayed. They are found in Paul's prison epistles.

He prayed these prayers well confine to a dark, dismal prison cell. Hitler launched the Nazi movement from a prison cell. Paul launched the most powerful movement, the movement with the Lord Jesus Christ as it leader from a prison cell.

This is the greatest prayer that can be prayed about the greatest power that can be experienced and the greatest position that can be occupied.

He prayed that the eyes of our heart might be enlighten and flooded with light. As we come this morning we see that the apostle prayed that we would grasp the understanding that the Christian faith is more that the resurrection.

Lazarus was raised from the dead and yet believers do not gather around the world on t ...

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