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“What God has in store for us, what God has already given us in Christ, is mind-boggling in scope and beautiful in its contours, but we do need to be wearing the proper eyewear to see it.” — Jonathan Griffiths

Text: Ephesians 1:15–23

Preached: September 30, 2018

Location: The Metropolitan Bible Church, Ottawa, Ontario

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