Ephesians | Ch. 1

From Daniel's Desk on 5/23/19

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My Title: God's Story: How JESUS Saved Sinners!


My Verse: Eph. 21

"21 Far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come, 22 and He put all things under His feet and gave Him as head over all things the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all."

My Response:

FAITH comes by HEARING. - If you understand the ministry of reconciliation, then you've been GIVEN the ministry of helping OTHERS understand it too!

This can be a little confusing though. We can eagerly run out and want to start working for the Lord assuming that He is going to bless our work and empower us to accomplish OUR will as long as it's purposed to bring Him glory. - Using CHRIST as our example, to bear any fruit that will last in eternity, we need to abide in Jesus just as He did with His Father. We have to learn to have the eyes and ears to see and hear WHERE the Lord is at work and then have the courage and faith to join Him in what He is doing. Then we will experience the power of the living God working in and through us to accomplish miraculous things for His glory as He perfectly works everything together for our good.

When He returns He is bringing the glory of heaven and His reward with Him. The story that GOD is telling is that HE is SAVING SINNERS through His SON Jesus to build a forever KINGDOM where He can dwell forever in paradise WITH His creation, for NO OTHER REASON than because He LOVES us for His own good pleasure. He is FAITHFUL. He is LOVE. He IS THE HOLY I AM and He is offering you adoption... the right to be an HEIR to the KING THROUGH CHRIST. This. Is. REALLY. Good. News.

If you really believe it, how could you not tell someone about it today?


My Notes:

  • God the Father 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.

  • In HIM we obtained our inheritance!

  • The riches of our inheritance is for HIS GLORY.

  • Faith comes BY HEARING the Word of TRUTH, the gospel of your salvation.

  • When you believed, you were SEALED!

  • Does the reputation of your FAITH & LOVE towards the brotherhood proceed you?! - AND are you thanking God for those who's reputation proceeds them?!

  • This story is NOT ABOUT YOU. It's about Jesus Christ and how He was SENT from GOD to SAVE SINNERS... AND NOW that He HAS, you're invited to be apart of THAT story!

What was YOUR response? Leave it in the comments.