Ephesians 1: 1-14

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,

To God’s holy people in Ephesus,[fn] the faithful in Christ Jesus:

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Praise for Spiritual Blessings in Christ

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. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he[fn] predestined us for adoption to sonship[fn] through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he[fn] 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 reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.

11 In him we were also chosen,[fn] having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12 in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you 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—to the praise of his glory.

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Michele
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After I read, I didn’t fill the fulfillment of reading the Word. I slept wrong last night and then made my coffee a different way this morning, so, I just assumed it was on my end. So, I got up and did a few things, and started over. Still feeling the disconnect, I opened up the commentary to see what it said and discovered that Paul is writing a more generalized letter here in Ephesians. I can feel the generalization in my bones. I need nuggets that are just for me! I crave intimate one on one-ness, so that is… Read more »

Bonnie
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Bonnie

Michele my Precious Friend!! I can’t wait to read all of the back story You want to share with us!! Trust me I will not be skipping over any of it!!! Can’t wait!!! Please continue to let us be part of bv the process!!! I Love You!!!

Paula Langley
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Paula Langley

Me too Michele, I look forward to reading all you will give us 🙂 Love you both and appreciate all that you both do for me everyday!!!xoxo

Bonnie
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Bonnie

Such beautiful words!! They just fill my heart and Bless my soul!!
Enjoy Your extra hours sleep tonight!!! God Bless Your Sunday tomorrow!!!❌🔴❌🔴❌🔴

Paula Langley
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Paula Langley

This is the gospel- not addressing problems in a given church group but a general and beautiful explanation of the good news 🙂

iv. “The Epistle to the Ephesians is a complete Body of Divinity. In the first chapter you have the doctrines of the gospel; in the next, you have the experience of the Christians; and before the Epistle is finished, you have the precepts of the Christian faith. Whosoever would see Christianity in one treatise, let him ‘read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest’ the Epistle to the Ephesians.” (Spurgeon)

Happy Sunday evening, as usual I’m a day late ;-(