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Ephesians 1:1-14 Paul’s salutation v. 1:1-2 – Paul writes will dual authority Apostleship of Christ Jesus The Will of God – Giving believers their dual.

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1 Ephesians 1:1-14 Paul’s salutation v. 1:1-2 – Paul writes will dual authority Apostleship of Christ Jesus The Will of God – Giving believers their dual designations Saints Faithful in Christ Jesus – Identifying believers dual blessings Grace Peace shalom – Identifying the dual source of the blessing God our Father The LORD Jesus Christ

2 Ephesians: 1:3-14 God’s Eternal Purpose for the Church The Past: Election & Predestination Comes from the Father v. 3-6a – Verse 3 The blessed one The blessing bestower The blessed ones The blessings The blessings location The blessings agent – Verses 4-6a the body of Christ – formed through God’s sovereign election – formed for the elect v. 1-2 – formed in eternity past Motive—Love Purpose—Holiness and blamelessness Result—adoption as sons Goal—God ’s glory

3 The Present: Redemption through Christ Jesus v. 6b-10 – The redemption price—Christ’s shed blood – The redemptive result forgiveness of sins riches of grace the revelation of His will – The redemptive reason the perfect kingdom—Christ’s millennial kingdom The Future: Inheritance from The Holy Spirit v – The basis for inheritance—Christ – The divine perspective – The human perspective – The guarantee of inheritance—The Holy Spirit The seal The pledge – The goal of inheritance Glorification of God


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