God, rich in mercy, the great love with which he loved us, dead in our trespasses, alive together with Christ, by grace you have been saved

By grace you have been saved

By David Maby | July 11, 2020

Ephesians 2:4-7 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ — by grace you have been saved — 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in…

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience

Dead in Sin.

By David Maby | July 10, 2020

Ephesians 2:1-3 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience — among whom we all once lived in the passions of our…

And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

Head over all things.

By David Maby | July 9, 2020

Ephesians 1:22-23 And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all. In the previous post, we saw that Jesus is above all authorities. In these last two verses of chapter 1, Paul…

far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named

Above every Name

By David Maby | July 8, 2020

Ephesians 1:19-21 …and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and…

that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom

Paul’s Prayer

By David Maby | July 7, 2020

Ephesians 1:15-18 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of…

sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,

Sealed with the Holy Spirit

By David Maby | July 6, 2020

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…

In Christ we have obtained an inheritance,

An Inheritance that is Everlasting.

By David Maby | July 5, 2020

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…

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

Redemption Through His Blood.

By David Maby | July 4, 2020

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…

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.

Adopted according to His will.

By David Maby | July 3, 2020

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…