Ephesians Reasons for Thankfulness

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on November 22, 2015
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Notes:

1:1 – The faithful ones in Christ Jesus are saints; holy ones.

2
– Grace is God’s favor. We have peace with God and, therefore, peace within our souls. Romans 8:5-9 - when we are hostile with God, we have hostility within us.

2:14-17; 4:3; 6:15
– We can have peace with our fellow man even if he wants war.

1:3
– Jesus has a God and Father; he is not his own God. [vs. 17] We are blessed with every spiritual blessing.

4
– Many are called, but only the faithful ones are chosen.

5
– The kindness of God allows us to be His children.

6
– God has freely bestowed His grace upon us so we should praise Him.

7
– The price has been paid to free us from sin. We are forgiven. Colossians 1:12-14

9
– We have been blessed to know and live what has never been known before.

14
– With all the many blessings that are ours now, the greatest is yet to come.

2:1- 7
– From dead in trespasses and sins to seated in the heavenly places by grace, we have so much to be thankful for.

12
– It is vital for us not to forget where we came from so we stay moving in the right direction with the right attitude.

13
– We are brought near by the blood of Christ.

14-17
– Christ is our peace and has given us peace. We are no longer excluded but intimately included into the family of God.

22
– Each of us is part of the habitation of God. His abode is no longer the Temple in Jerusalem or any church building, rather in each and all of us.

3:1-12
– The mystery hidden from the ages is now revealed, and we are part of God’s eternal purpose.



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