A Note from Our Pastor: "In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,"Ephesians 1:13 Good Morning Dearly Beloved, The Apostle writing to a largely gentile audience now transitions from... Continue Reading →

A Note from our Pastor: "That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ."Ephesians 1:12 Good Morning Dearly Beloved, In the preceding verses, the Apostle has been explaining the nature of our salvation. He has told us that it is in accordance with the will of God, that it... Continue Reading →

Inheritance – Ephesians 1:11

A Note from our Pastor: "In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:"Ephesians 1:10 Good Morning Dearly Beloved, Now we come back to this key word -- predestinated - which we have previously considered. Predestinated, simply... Continue Reading →

Unity – Ephesians 1:10

A Note from our Pastor: "That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:" Ephesians 1:10 Good Morning Dearly Beloved, The Apostle in verse 10 presents us with a phrase that is... Continue Reading →

Revelation – Ephesians 1:8-9

A Note from our Pastor: "Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:" ~ Ephesians 1:8-9 Good Morning Dearly Beloved, Let us not confine the incarnation of Jesus Christ to a... Continue Reading →

By the Blood – Ephesians 1:7

A Note from our Pastor: "In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;" ~ Ephesians 1:7 Good Morning Dearly Beloved, Redemption through the blood of Jesus Christ. The blood of Jesus Christ is the efficacy of our salvation. It was not an offer made... Continue Reading →

Accepted – Ephesians 1:6

A Note from our Pastor: "To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved." ~ Ephesians 1:6 Good Morning Dearly Beloved, Now in verse six of Ephesians one, the Apostle is going to conclude the thought (and sentence) he began in verse three. The building blocks... Continue Reading →

Adoption – Ephesians 1:5

A Note from our Pastor: "Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will," ~ Ephesians 1:5 Good Morning Dearly Beloved, In this verse, the Apostle presents us with the concept of adoption. We are all likely familiar with the idea of adoption... Continue Reading →

Predestinated – Ephesians 1:5

A Note from our Pastor: "Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will," ~ Ephesians 1:5 Good Morning Dearly Beloved, In verse five of the first chapter of Ephesians, the Apostle presents us with one of the most important doctrinal words in... Continue Reading →

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