Big Idea: You are chosen, predestined, redeemed and sealed in Jesus…your past, present and future is in Him and He is in You.

Spiritual Blessings: Past
Chosen: Holy and Blameless

Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. Ephesians 1:4 ESV

  • Before the world was created, He thought of you

Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world” Philippians 2:14-15 ESV

  • Don’t open the door to the enemy’s blame and guilt

Predestined: Adoption

“In love, 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. 1:4b-6 ESV

  •  “For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters” Romans 8:29 NIV
  • Those he knew beforehand would choose him were predestined

Spiritual Blessings: Present
Redemption: Forgiveness of Sins

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 the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. Ephesians. 1:7-10 ESV

  • Remember that phrase, “in Him,” the reason you can be redeemed is because you died with Jesus Christ and therefore were sacrificed with Jesus Christ
  • You are in Him, and He is in you

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh, I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. Colossians. 1:24-29 ESV

Spiritual Blessings: Future

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. 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.” Ephesians 1:11-14 ESV

  • When we put our hope in Christ, it is to the praise of His glory
  • You were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit…stamped with the name of Jesus

Renovation Update

Renovations are coming to a close. Most of our amenities such as heating and bathrooms are fully functional and available. Finishing touches are still in process.

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