Paul teaches the Christians of Ephesus to not lose heart over his suffering, which is their glory. Not losing heart is a difficult task, but with an understanding of God's grace through the scripture, one can joyfully keep heart while suffering, preaching and living for the sake of the gospel.
Confusing I must admit that this sermon was all over the place. By God's grace I am going to review this coming Sunday. The TWO main points of this sermon should have been: 1 - We should not lose heart because of All that God has done and 2 - we don't lose heart by holding fast to our faith in what God has done.
Not so simple and I did not get it through very well.