Sealed with the Holy Spirit

sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,

Ephesians 1:13-14 In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory. The Word of Truth In this day…

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An Inheritance that is Everlasting.

In Christ we have obtained an inheritance,

Ephesians 1:11-12 In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. Only going to look at a short…

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Redemption Through His Blood.

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace

Ephesians 1:7-10 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for…

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Adopted according to His will.

he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

Ephesians 1:5-6 He predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. Paul gives us another two verses packed with spiritual content. Predestination, adoption, the will of God and his…

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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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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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The Grace of God

Grace of God

The grace of God is one of the most important subjects that the Apostle Paul taught about. This post aims to introduce the idea of the grace of God drawn from what Paul taught in his epistles. The 1st-century concept of grace and patronage will also be explored from a biblical perspective. The grace of God…

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Is Halloween Happy?

Halloween Happy Treasure Mudlark

It is a sad reflection on Christendom that people think that Bible believers are killjoys. I was asked this week “So I suppose you are against Halloween?”, the assumption being as a believer in Christ I will be against celebrating Halloween. Am I? Well please read on… I have been introduced to Mudlarking by my…

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13 The Future

all Israel will be saved

Do you have any idea what your future holds? I guess not. None of us has any idea what is ahead for us. We make plans but they do not always fall into place. So what does the Bible say about the future? The Bible is not a horoscope. You will not get any indication…

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12 The Church

The church Jesus spoke of is a group of people who are called out from one place and gather together in another place, not meaning a building.

What comes to mind when you hear the word church? I guess the first thing you think of is a building. We call the buildings where services are held churches. But what does the Bible teach is the church? The Meaning of Church The Greek work translated as “church” in the New Testament is ekklēsia.…

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