Sunday, October 07, 2018

Beyond All We Ask Or Imagine

Ephesians 1:1-4 by Dr. Cory Gonyo
Series:Ephesians

Beyond All We Ask Or Imagine Ephesians 1:1-4 Purpose: rediscovering the believer’s and the church’s true identity In Christ 1. United In Christ (Ephesians 1:1-2) Ephesians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are at Ephesus and who are faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Paul is described how? (v. 1a) Believers are described how? (v. 1b) Greeting of “grace and peace” God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ It’s all about relationship between God and His people In Christ 2. Worshipful Praise For God’s Work In Christ (Ephesians 1:3-4) Ephesians 1:3 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, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. The Thesis: saints are blessed & chosen by God In Christ to live blamelessly before Him How many spiritual blessings were we blessed with? (v. 3) Why we love the doctrine of election: When did God choose us in Christ? (v. 4a) Why did God choose us in Christ? (v. 4b) This is all in the form of worshipful praise and prayer!
Duration:56 mins 18 secs