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Browsing "Ephesians"

Ephesians 1:5

Jun 30, 2016   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Ephesians, Ephesians 1, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Thursday, 30 June 2016

…having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, Ephesians 1:5

As this is one long continued thought, let us review the last verse together with this one –

“…just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will…”

Paul said that God “chose us” in the previous verse, and now he notes that this choice includes “having predestined us to adoption as sons.” The question is, “What exactly does the ‘predestination’ mean; when did it occur and by what means?”

There are several possibilities, three of which should be considered.… Read the rest

Ephesians 1:3

Jun 28, 2016   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Ephesians, Ephesians 1, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

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,  Ephesians 1:3

This verse, although divided with periods in the English, is actually one continuous thought which ends at the close of verse 12.… Read the rest

Ephesians 1:2

Jun 27, 2016   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Ephesians, Ephesians 1, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Monday, 27 June 2016

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 1:2

In his initial words of verse 1, Paul identified himself, his position as an apostle, his calling by the will of God, and to whom he was addressing. Now he gives the standard greeting which is found in most of his epistles, “Grace to you and peace to you.… Read the rest

Ephesians 1:1

Jun 26, 2016   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Ephesians, Ephesians 1, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Sunday, 26 June 2016

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God,
To the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus: Ephesians 1:1

Welcome to the book of Ephesians! It is comprised of 155 verses, and so it will take us (one day at a time, just like your vitamins) about one half a year to analyze it.… Read the rest

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