In Christ Jesus

To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus

Ephesians 1:1-2 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the saints who are in Ephesus, and the faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Ephesus was an important place for Paul. He had worked there for over three years…

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We are one body in Christ

Romans 12:3-5 3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. 4 For as in one body we have many members,…

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4. The Lord Jesus Christ

The Lord Jesus Christ taught healed and performed miracles in Israel for just over three years, from age 30 to 33, working closely with twelve men. But, his life made the greatest change to the destiny of mankind.  Why? Because he was God dwelling in human form who came to die for our sins. Here…

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1. What is a Christian?

The Gospel: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

If you were asked to describe the world you could say “It is a planet inhabited by life forms”. But, you know there is so much more to describing the world. To describe a Christian you could say “A person in which the Holy Spirit is now dwelling”. Again this is a very simplified description…

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The Mystery of Christ

how the mystery was made known to me by revelation

Ephesians 3:1-6 1 For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles — 2 assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3 how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly. 4…

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Separated from Christ

remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.

Ephesians 2:11-13 11 Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands— 12 remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise,…

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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ

Ephesians 1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. Paul starts with the words “Blessed…

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Christ did not please himself

Romans 15:1-3 1 We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. 3 For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who…

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