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2 BOOKLETS AVAILABLE 1.Suggested donation of $2 for small and $3 for large. 2.Write your name. 3.Join a small group bible study. 4.Begin to get to know one person each week.

3 NAME TAGS PASTOR REUEL

4 WELCOME TO THE FAMILY 10 New Names Hobby/Interest

5 GOAL FOR SMALL GROUPS Start 12 new Bible Studies during this quarter.

6 PRAYER TENT

7 CHURCH PICNIC May 25, 2014 at Wilson Park After the third service

8 QUOTE... todays church is not a community but rather a collection of individuals. p. 45

9 EPH 4:16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

10 QUOTE The development of meaningful relationships where every member carries a significant sense of belonging is central to what it means to be the church. p. 35

11 QUOTE George Gallup Jr. concluded from his studies and polls that Americans are among the loneliest people in the world. p. 24

12 EPH 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.

13 OUR UNITY IS THE BASIS FOR OUR COMMUNITY IN CHRIST JESUS (27x) – If you includein whom in the Lord (38x). ONE (14X) - one new person one body one Spirit one hope one God and Father LOVE (19X) - mentions love (19x) – verb 10x, noun 9x. Begins and ends by mentioning love (1:4, 6:24)

14 INTRODUCTION TO EPHESIANS BECAUSE OF MY BLESSINGS IN CHRIST I WILL BE PART OF A LOVING COMMUNITY WITH OTHER BELIEVERS

15 BLESSED BEYOND MEASURE EPH 1:3-14

16 WORKERS FIXING ROOF

17 SELECTION OF THE FATHER EPH 1:4-6

18 EPH 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.

19 EPH 1:4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love

20 PHIL 1:9 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight,

21 PHIL 1:10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ,

22 1 THES 3:12 May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.

23 1 THES 3:13 May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.

24 EPH 1:5 he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will--

25 EPH 1:6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.

26 Easter Musical

27 SACRIFICE OF THE SON EPH 1:7- 12

28 EPH 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace

29 EPH 1:8 that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.

30 EPH 1:9 And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ,

31 EPH 1:10 to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment--to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.

32 EPH 1:11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,

33 EPH 1:11 (NKJV) In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will,

34 EPH 1:18 I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,

35 EPH 1:12 in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.

36 SEAL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT EPH 1:13- 14

37 EPH 1:13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,

38 EPH 1:14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession--to the praise of his glory.

39 NO WARRANTY

40 BLESSED BEYOND MEASURE SELECTION OF THE FATHER SACRIFICE OF THE SON SEALING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

41 BLESSED BEYOND MEASURE I WILL PRAISE THE FATHER WHO CHOSE ME, THE SON WHO REDEEMED ME AND THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO SEALED ME SO THAT I MAY GLORIFY GOD

42 GODS GLORY Eph 1:6.... to the praise of his glorious grace Eph 1: might be for the praise of his glory. Eph 1:14... to the praise of his glory.


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