God’s Will. The Surpassing Riches of His Grace Ephesians 1.5: He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the.
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The Surpassing Riches of His Grace Ephesians 1.5: He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will… 1.9: He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him… 1.11: we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will…
He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will… Believers! Those in Christ The Church …to the saints who are at Ephesus, and who are faithful in Christ Jesus: Bride/Church positioncondition Who is Paul Addressing?
The Predestined Plan, Position, and Purpose of the Church 1.3-4: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him. …that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she should be holy and blameless. Ephesians 5.27
In Christ In Christ Jesus In Him through Jesus In the Beloved In Him via His blood In Him In Christ In Him In Christ In Him In Christ with Christ In Christ through Christ In Christ In Himself In Whom In Christ In the Lord The Bride The Church His Body
How is a person “In Christ”? “In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation--having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.”
every spiritual blessing chosen BFW to be holy predestined to adoption grace freely bestowed redemption via His blood forgiveness of trespasses grace lavished upon us revealed mystery of will predestined to inheritance sealed in Him w/ H. S. hope in Christ God’s own possession His inheritance N the saints His power toward us made alive raised w/ Christ seated w/ Christ riches of grace kindness toward us His workmanship created for good works brought near by blood growing N2 holy temple dwelling of God fellow heirs partake of promises 3.10 bold & confident access light in the Lord The Unfathomable Riches of Christ
Why Has God Done This? …in order that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2.7 …in order that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places. Ephesians 3.10
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. Ephesians 1.18-19
…that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man; so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3.16-19
Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.