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1 God’s Eternal Purpose Fulfilled in Christ and in the Church

2 God’s Eternal Purpose God’s Eternal Purpose—Eph 1:3-14

3 God’s Eternal Purpose God’s Eternal Purpose—Eph 1:3-14 To bless us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ. Eph. 1:3; Mt. 5:1-12; I Pet. 1:3

4 God’s Eternal Purpose God’s Eternal Purpose—Eph 1:3-14 To bless us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ. Eph. 1:3; Mt. 5:1-12; I Pet. 1:3 19 References to God 13 References to Christ

5 God’s Eternal Purpose God’s Eternal Purpose—Eph 1:3-14 To bless us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ. Eph. 1:3; Mt. 5:1-12; I Pet. 1:3 In accordance with his pleasure and will. 1:5 19 References to God 13 References to Christ

6 God’s Eternal Purpose God’s Eternal Purpose—Eph 1:3-14 To bless us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ. Eph. 1:3; Mt. 5:1-12; I Pet. 1:3 In accordance with his pleasure and will. 1:5 To the praise of his glorious grace. 1:6 19 References to God 13 References to Christ

7 God’s Eternal Purpose God’s Eternal Purpose—Eph 1:3-14 To bless us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ. Eph. 1:3; Mt. 5:1-12; I Pet. 1:3 In accordance with his pleasure and will. 1:5 To the praise of his glorious grace. 1:6 In accordance with the riches of God’s grace. 1:7 19 References to God 13 References to Christ

8 God’s Eternal Purpose God’s Eternal Purpose—Eph 1:3-14 To bless us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ. Eph. 1:3; Mt. 5:1-12; I Pet. 1:3 In accordance with his pleasure and will. 1:5 To the praise of his glorious grace. 1:6 In accordance with the riches of God’s grace. 1:7 He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.1:8 19 References to God 13 References to Christ

9 God’s Eternal Purpose God’s Eternal Purpose—Eph 1:3-14 To bless us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ. Eph. 1:3; Mt. 5:1-12; I Pet. 1:3 In accordance with his pleasure and will. 1:5 To the praise of his glorious grace. 1:6 In accordance with the riches of God’s grace. 1:7 He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.1:8 To his good pleasure purposed in him. 1:9 19 References to God 13 References to Christ

10 God’s Eternal Purpose God’s Eternal Purpose—Eph 1:3-14 To bless us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ. Eph. 1:3; Mt. 5:1-12; I Pet. 1:3 In accordance with his pleasure and will. 1:5 To the praise of his glorious grace. 1:6 In accordance with the riches of God’s grace. 1:7 He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.1:8 To his good pleasure purposed in him. 1:9 According to the plan of him who works out everything... with the purpose of his will. 1:11 19 References to God 13 References to Christ

11 God’s Eternal Purpose God’s Eternal Purpose—Eph 1:3-14 To bless us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ. Eph. 1:3; Mt. 5:1-12; I Pet. 1:3 In accordance with his pleasure and will. 1:5 To the praise of his glorious grace. 1:6 In accordance with the riches of God’s grace. 1:7 He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.1:8 To his good pleasure purposed in him. 1:9 According to the plan of him who works out everything... with the purpose of his will. 1:11  He chose us in him 1:4: John 6:44; Eph 5:26-27; 19 References to God 13 References to Christ

12 God’s Eternal Purpose Chose Us in Him  Eph 1:3: 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.

13 God’s Eternal Purpose Chose Us in Him  Eph 1:3: 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.  John 6:44-45: 44 "No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day. 45 It is written in the Prophets: 'They will all be taught by God.' Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me.

14 God’s Eternal Purpose Chose Us in Him  Eph 1:3: 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.  John 6:44-45: 44 "No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day. 45 It is written in the Prophets: 'They will all be taught by God.' Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me.  Eph 5:26-27: 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.

15 God’s Eternal Purpose God’s Eternal Purpose—Eph 1:3-14 To bless us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ. Eph. 1:3; Mt. 5:1-12; I Pet. 1:3 In accordance with his pleasure and will. 1:5 To the praise of his glorious grace. 1:6 In accordance with the riches of God’s grace. 1:7 He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.1:8 To his good pleasure purposed in him. 1:9 According to the plan of him who works out everything... with the purpose of his will. 1:11  He predestined us through Jesus Christ 1:5: Rom 8:15-17; 8:23-24 19 References to God 13 References to Christ  He chose us in him 1:4: John 6:44; Eph 5:26-27

16 God’s Eternal Purpose Predestined through Jesus Christ  Eph 1:5: 5 he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will.

17 God’s Eternal Purpose Predestined through Jesus Christ  Eph 1:5: 5 he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will.  Rom 8:28-30: 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

18 God’s Eternal Purpose Predestined through Jesus Christ  Eph 1:5: 5 he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will.  Rom 8:28-30: 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.  2 Thess 2:13-15: 13 But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God chose you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. 14 He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

19 God’s Eternal Purpose God’s Eternal Purpose—Eph 1:3-14 To bless us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ. Eph. 1:3; Mt. 5:1-12; I Pet. 1:3 In accordance with his pleasure and will. 1:5 To the praise of his glorious grace. 1:6 In accordance with the riches of God’s grace. 1:7 He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.1:8 To his good pleasure purposed in him. 1:9 According to the plan of him who works out everything... with the purpose of his will. 1:11  He chose us in him 1:4: John 6:44; Eph 5:26-27  He predestined us through Jesus Christ 1:5: Rom 8:15-17; 8:23-24  His glorious grace in the one he loves 1:6: Eph 2:8; John 3:16; Rom 6:23 19 References to God 13 References to Christ

20 God’s Eternal Purpose His Glorious Grace in the Loves  Eph 1:6: 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.

21 God’s Eternal Purpose His Glorious Grace in the Loves  Eph 1:6: 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.  Eph 2:8: 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.

22 God’s Eternal Purpose His Glorious Grace in the Loves  Eph 1:6: 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.  Eph 2:8: 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.  John 3:16-17: 16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

23 God’s Eternal Purpose His Glorious Grace in the Loves  Eph 1:6: 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.  Eph 2:8: 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.  John 3:16-17: 16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  Rom 6:23: 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

24 God’s Eternal Purpose God’s Eternal Purpose—Eph 1:3-14 To bless us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ. Eph. 1:3; Mt. 5:1-12; I Pet. 1:3 In accordance with his pleasure and will. 1:5 To the praise of his glorious grace. 1:6 In accordance with the riches of God’s grace. 1:7 He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.1:8 To his good pleasure purposed in him. 1:9 According to the plan of him who works out everything... with the purpose of his will. 1:11  He chose us in him 1:4: John 6:44; Eph 5:26-27  He predestined us through Jesus Christ 1:5: Rom 8:15-17; 8:23-24  His glorious grace in the one he loves 1:6: Eph 2:8; John 3:16; Rom 6:23  We have redemption in him 1:7: Matt 26:28; Heb 9:22 19 References to God 13 References to Christ

25 God’s Eternal Purpose Redemption in Him  Eph 1:7-8: 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace

26 God’s Eternal Purpose Redemption in Him  Eph 1:7-8: 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace  Matt 26:28-29: 28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

27 God’s Eternal Purpose Redemption in Him  Eph 1:7-8: 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace  Matt 26:28-29: 28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.  Heb 9:22: 22 In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

28 God’s Eternal Purpose God’s Eternal Purpose—Eph 1:3-14 To bless us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ. Eph. 1:3; Mt. 5:1-12; I Pet. 1:3 In accordance with his pleasure and will. 1:5 To the praise of his glorious grace. 1:6 In accordance with the riches of God’s grace. 1:7 He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.1:8 To his good pleasure purposed in him. 1:9 According to the plan of him who works out everything... with the purpose of his will. 1:11  He chose us in him 1:4: John 6:44; Eph 5:26-27  He predestined us through Jesus Christ 1:5: Rom 8:15-17; 8:23-24  His glorious grace in the one he loves 1:6: Eph 2:8; John 3:16; Rom 6:23  We have redemption in him 1:7: Matt 26:28; Heb 9:22  He purposed in him 1:9: Eph 3:3-7; Rom 1:16 19 References to God 13 References to Christ

29 God’s Eternal Purpose He Purposed in Christ  Eph 1:9-10: 9 And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment

30 God’s Eternal Purpose He Purposed in Christ  Eph 1:9-10: 9 And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment  Eph 3:3-6: 3 that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. 4 In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5 which was not made known to men in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God's holy apostles and prophets. 6 This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.

31 God’s Eternal Purpose He Purposed in Christ  Eph 1:9-10: 9 And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment  Eph 3:3-6: 3 that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. 4 In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5 which was not made known to men in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God's holy apostles and prophets. 6 This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.  Rom 1:16: 16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.

32 God’s Eternal Purpose God’s Eternal Purpose—Eph 1:3-14 To bless us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ. Eph. 1:3; Mt. 5:1-12; I Pet. 1:3 In accordance with his pleasure and will. 1:5 To the praise of his glorious grace. 1:6 In accordance with the riches of God’s grace. 1:7 He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.1:8 To his good pleasure purposed in him. 1:9 According to the plan of him who works out everything... with the purpose of his will. 1:11  He chose us in him 1:4: John 6:44; Eph 5:26-27  He predestined us through Jesus Christ 1:5: Rom 8:15-17; 8:23-24  His glorious grace in the one he loves 1:6: Eph 2:8; John 3:16; Rom 6:23  We have redemption in him 1:7: Matt 26:28; Heb 9:22  He purposed in him 1:9: Eph 3:3-7; Rom 1:16  Under one head, even Christ 1:10: Eph 1:22; Col 2:9 19 References to God 13 References to Christ

33 God’s Eternal Purpose One Head, Even Christ  Eph 1:10: 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.

34 God’s Eternal Purpose One Head, Even Christ  Eph 1:10: 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.  Eph 1:22-23: 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

35 God’s Eternal Purpose One Head, Even Christ  Eph 1:10: 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.  Eph 1:22-23: 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.  Col 2:9-10: 9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.

36 God’s Eternal Purpose God’s Eternal Purpose—Eph 1:3-14 To bless us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ. Eph. 1:3; Mt. 5:1-12; I Pet. 1:3 In accordance with his pleasure and will. 1:5 To the praise of his glorious grace. 1:6 In accordance with the riches of God’s grace. 1:7 He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.1:8 To his good pleasure purposed in him. 1:9 According to the plan of him who works out everything... with the purpose of his will. 1:11  He chose us in him 1:4: John 6:44; Eph 5:26-27  He predestined us through Jesus Christ 1:5: Rom 8:15-17; 8:23-24  His glorious grace in the one he loves 1:6: Eph 2:8; John 3:16; Rom 6:23  We have redemption in him 1:7: Matt 26:28; Heb 9:22  He purposed in him 1:9: Eph 3:3-7; Rom 1:16  Under one head, even Christ 1:10: Eph 1:22; Col 2:9  We were also chosen in him 1:11: Rom 8:16-17 19 References to God 13 References to Christ

37 God’s Eternal Purpose We Were Chosen in Him  Eph 1:11: 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.

38 God’s Eternal Purpose We Were Chosen in Him  Eph 1:11: 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  Rom 8:16-17: 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs — heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

39 God’s Eternal Purpose God’s Eternal Purpose—Eph 1:3-14 To bless us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ. Eph. 1:3; Mt. 5:1-12; I Pet. 1:3 In accordance with his pleasure and will. 1:5 To the praise of his glorious grace. 1:6 In accordance with the riches of God’s grace. 1:7 He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.1:8 To his good pleasure purposed in him. 1:9 According to the plan of him who works out everything... with the purpose of his will. 1:11  He chose us in him 1:4: John 6:44; Eph 5:26-27  He predestined us through Jesus Christ 1:5: Rom 8:15-17; 8:23-24  His glorious grace in the one he loves 1:6: Eph 2:8; John 3:16; Rom 6:23  We have redemption in him 1:7: Matt 26:28; Heb 9:22  He purposed in him 1:9: Eph 3:3-7; Rom 1:16  Under one head, even Christ 1:10: Eph 1:22; Col 2:9  We were also chosen in him 1:11: Rom 8:16-17  First to hope in Christ 1:12: Rom 8:24-25 19 References to God 13 References to Christ

40 God’s Eternal Purpose First to Hope in Christ  Eph 1:12: In order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.

41 God’s Eternal Purpose First to Hope in Christ  Eph 1:12: In order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.  Rom 8:24-25:24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? 25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

42 God’s Eternal Purpose God’s Eternal Purpose—Eph 1:3-14 To bless us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ. Eph. 1:3; Mt. 5:1-12; I Pet. 1:3 In accordance with his pleasure and will. 1:5 To the praise of his glorious grace. 1:6 In accordance with the riches of God’s grace. 1:7 He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.1:8 To his good pleasure purposed in him. 1:9 According to the plan of him who works out everything... with the purpose of his will. 1:11  He chose us in him 1:4: John 6:44; Eph 5:26-27  He predestined us through Jesus Christ 1:5: Rom 8:15-17; 8:23-24  His glorious grace in the one he loves 1:6: Eph 2:8; John 3:16; Rom 6:23  We have redemption in him 1:7: Matt 26:28; Heb 9:22  He purposed in him 1:9: Eph 3:3-7; Rom 1:16  Under one head, even Christ 1:10: Eph 1:22; Col 2:9  We were also chosen in him 1:11: Rom 8:16-17  First to hope in Christ 1:12: Rom 8:24-25  Included in Christ 1:13: John 17:17; Rom 1:16; Rom 10:17; 10:13-15; 1 Cor 1:21; 1 Cor 15:1-4; 2 Thess 1:7-8; 1 Tim 2:4 19 References to God 13 References to Christ

43 God’s Eternal Purpose Included in Christ  Eph 1:13: 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation.

44 God’s Eternal Purpose Included in Christ  Eph 1:13: 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation.  John 17:17:17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.

45 God’s Eternal Purpose Included in Christ  Eph 1:13: 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation.  John 17:17:17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.  Rom 1:16: 16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.

46 God’s Eternal Purpose Included in Christ  Eph 1:13: 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation.  John 17:17:17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.  Rom 1:16: 16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.  Rom 10:17: 17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.

47 God’s Eternal Purpose Included in Christ  Eph 1:13: 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation.  John 17:17:17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.  Rom 1:16: 16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.  Rom 10:17: 17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.  Rom 10:13-15: 13 for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." 14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"

48 God’s Eternal Purpose Included in Christ  Eph 1:13: 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation.  John 17:17:17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.  Rom 1:16: 16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.  Rom 10:17: 17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.  Rom 10:13-15: 13 for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." 14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"  1 Cor 1:21: 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.

49 God’s Eternal Purpose Included in Christ  Eph 1:13: 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation.  John 17:17:17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.  Rom 1:16: 16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.  Rom 10:17: 17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.  Rom 10:13-15: 13 for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." 14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"  1 Cor 1:21: 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.  2 Thess 1:7-8: 7 and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. 8 He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

50 God’s Eternal Purpose Included in Christ  Eph 1:13: 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation.  John 17:17:17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.  Rom 1:16: 16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.  Rom 10:17: 17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.  Rom 10:13-15: 13 for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." 14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"  1 Cor 1:21: 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.  2 Thess 1:7-8: 7 and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. 8 He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.  1 Tim 2:4: 4 who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

51 God’s Eternal Purpose God’s Eternal Purpose—Eph 1:3-14 To bless us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ. Eph. 1:3; Mt. 5:1-12; I Pet. 1:3 In accordance with his pleasure and will. 1:5 To the praise of his glorious grace. 1:6 In accordance with the riches of God’s grace. 1:7 He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.1:8 To his good pleasure purposed in him. 1:9 According to the plan of him who works out everything... with the purpose of his will. 1:11  He chose us in him 1:4: John 6:44; Eph 5:26-27  He predestined us through Jesus Christ 1:5: Rom 8:15-17; 8:23-24  His glorious grace in the one he loves 1:6: Eph 2:8; John 3:16; Rom 6:23  We have redemption in him 1:7: Matt 26:28; Heb 9:22  He purposed in him 1:9: Eph 3:3-7; Rom 1:16  Under one head, even Christ 1:10: Eph 1:22; Col 2:9  We were also chosen in him 1:11: Rom 8:16-17  First to hope in Christ 1:12: Rom 8:24-25  Included in Christ 1:13: John 17:17; Rom 1:16; Rom 10:17; 10:13-15; 1 Cor 1:21; 1 Cor 15:1-4; 2 Thess 1:7-8; 1 Tim 2:4  Marked In him 1:13: John 3:3-6; Acts 2:38; Acts 3:19; Tit3:5-7 19 References to God 13 References to Christ

52 God’s Eternal Purpose Marked in Him  Eph 1:13: Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession...

53 God’s Eternal Purpose Marked in Him  Eph 1:13-14: Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession...  John 3:3-6: 3 In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again." 4 "How can a man be born when he is old?" Nicodemus asked. "Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb to be born!" 5 Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.

54 God’s Eternal Purpose Marked in Him  Eph 1:13-14: Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession...  John 3:3-6: 3 In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again." 4 "How can a man be born when he is old?" Nicodemus asked. "Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb to be born!" 5 Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.  Acts 2:38: 38 Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

55 God’s Eternal Purpose Marked in Him  Eph 1:13-14: Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession...  John 3:3-6: 3 In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again." 4 "How can a man be born when he is old?" Nicodemus asked. "Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb to be born!" 5 Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.  Acts 2:38: 38 Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  Acts 3:19: 19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord...

56 God’s Eternal Purpose Marked in Him  Eph 1:13-14: Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession...  John 3:3-6: 3 In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again." 4 "How can a man be born when he is old?" Nicodemus asked. "Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb to be born!" 5 Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.  Acts 2:38: 38 Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  Acts 3:19: 19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord...  Titus 3:5-7: 5 He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.

57 God’s Eternal Purpose God’s Eternal Purpose—Eph 1:3-14 To bless us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ. Eph. 1:3; Mt. 5:1-12; I Pet. 1:3 In accordance with his pleasure and will. 1:5 To the praise of his glorious grace. 1:6 In accordance with the riches of God’s grace. 1:7 He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.1:8 To his good pleasure purposed in him. 1:9 According to the plan of him who works out everything... with the purpose of his will. 1:11  He chose us in him 1:4: John 6:44; Eph 5:26-27  He predestined us through Jesus Christ 1:5: Rom 8:15-17; 8:23-24  His glorious grace in the one he loves 1:6: Eph 2:8; John 3:16; Rom 6:23  We have redemption in him 1:7: Matt 26:28; Heb 9:22  He purposed in him 1:9: Eph 3:3-7; Rom 1:16  Under one head, even Christ 1:10: Eph 1:22; Col 2:9  We were also chosen in him 1:11: Rom 8:16-17  First to hope in Christ 1:12: Rom 8:24-25  Included in Christ 1:13: John 17:17; Rom 1:16; Rom 10:17; 10:13-15; 1 Cor 1:21; 1 Cor 15:1-4; 2 Thess 7-8; 1 Tim 2:4  Marked In him 1:13: John 3:3-6; Acts 2:38; Acts 3:19; Tit3:5-7 19 References to God 13 References to Christ 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. Eph 1:22-23

58 God’s Eternal Purpose Eph 1:19-23 That power is like the working of his mighty strength, 20 which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

59 God’s Eternal Purpose God’s Eternal Purpose—Eph 1:3-14 To bless us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ. Eph. 1:3; Mt. 5:1-12; I Pet. 1:3 In accordance with his pleasure and will. 1:5 To the praise of his glorious grace. 1:6 In accordance with the riches of God’s grace. 1:7 He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.1:8 To his good pleasure purposed in him. 1:9 According to the plan of him who works out everything... with the purpose of his will. 1:11  He chose us in him 1:4: John 6:44; Eph 5:26-27  He predestined us through Jesus Christ 1:5: Rom 8:15-17; 8:23-24  His glorious grace in the one he loves 1:6: Eph 2:8; John 3:16; Rom 6:23  We have redemption in him 1:7: Matt 26:28; Heb 9:22  He purposed in him 1:9: Eph 3:3-7; Rom 1:16  Under one head, even Christ 1:10: Eph 1:22; Col 2:9  We were also chosen in him 1:11: Rom 8:16-17  First to hope in Christ 1:12: Rom 8:24-25  Included in Christ 1:13: John 17:17; Rom 1:16; Rom 10:17; 10:13-15; 1 Cor 1:21; 1 Cor 15:1-4; 2 Thess 1:7-8; 1 Tim 2:4  Marked In him 1:13: John 3:3-6; Acts 2:38; Acts 3:19; Tit3:5-7 19 References to God 13 References to Christ 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. Eph 1:22-23

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