Ephesians 1: The Blessing of the Father

Ephesians 1: The Blessing of the Father

God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing, but we often choose to live as paupers—we ignore the blessing of the Father. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians reminds us who we are in Christ. God the Father send His Son to save us, and sealed us through the Holy...
Ephesians 1: The Blessing of the Father

Paul’s Two Prayers

God has placed us in a position of privilege. Not only do we we have the benefit of the complete Scriptures, the revelation of God’s mystery, but Jesus has also given us His Holy Spirit as a seal until He returns. Paul speaks frequently of the mysteries that have been...
Ephesians 1: The Blessing of the Father

Our Glorious Inheritance

In this world, we need to walk in faith, hope, and love. But faith and hope are temporary. One day, we will see Christ in our resurrected body, and there will not be a need for faith and hope. Instead, He will complete our sanctification and we will love Him perfectly...
Ephesians 1: The Blessing of the Father

Salvation in Three Tenses

Ephesians 1:3–14 shows us the beautiful truth of our salvation in three tenses. Past Verses 3–6 show us what God did in eternity past. He declared us His own before the foundation of the world. We are not an accident, but He has called us to Him to be like...
The Work of the Trinity

The Work of the Trinity

Our identity in Christ stems from the work of the Trinity: God the Father adopted us. Christ redeemed us. The Holy Spirit sealed us. The first truth is that God adopted us. This was a purposeful choice, “according to the kind intention of His will”...