1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus: Ephesians 1
2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 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 Ephesians 1
4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight Ephesians 1
5 In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will Ephesians 1
6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves Ephesians 1
James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. Principle
Application Questions How will Gods Innumerable Blessings change the way you live?
Application Prayer I Adore You Everlasting Creator and Father I Confess I have loved Your gifts more than You Thanks for personally selecting & adopting me I Pray for Power to stand for Truth at all cost
7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of Gods grace Ephesians 1
8 that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding Ephesians 1
Present salvation does not remove The presence of sin in life But the power of sin over life Principle
Application Questions How will you deal with the sins you are struggling with?
[Our] weapons have divine power to demolish strongholds [and] every pretension […] against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5
Application Prayer I Adore You Risen & Exalted Lamb of God I Confess prayer has become an empty ritual Thank You for Your Infinite Love & Sacrifice I Pray I will love the lost & forgive my enemies
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 Ephesians 1
14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are Gods possessionto the praise of his glory. Ephesians 1
God seals sinners Not just to be our Help in life But to be our LIFE Principle
Application Questions How will you start living to the praise of His Glory?
Application Prayer I Adore You my Holy & Promised One I Confess I live too independently of You Thank You for securing me & indwelling me I Pray I may abide in You & bear eternal fruit
Ephesians 1:1-14 Divisions 1-6Selected by the Father 7-12Saved by the Son 13-14Sealed by the Spirit
Blessed in Christ Before Time, the Father chose us At the right Time, Jesus purchased us For All Time, the Spirit sealed us
Blessings in Christ God has blessed us (3), chosen us (4), adopted us (5), favored us (6), redeemed us (7), forgiven us (7), revealed His Will to us (8-9), united us (10), sealed us (13), enriched us with an inheritance (14)