1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,
To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful1 in Christ Jesus:
2Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Spiritual Blessings in Christ
3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5he predestined us2 for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, 6to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. 7In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, 8which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight 9making known3 to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ 10as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
11In 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, 12so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. 13In 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, 14who is the guarantee4 of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it,5 to the praise of his glory.
What Jesus DoesEphesians 1:15-23 Sermon • 25:37 • ID: 3539
The Sweep of PraiseEphesians 1:3-14 Sermon • 52:01 • ID: GS1210
Ascension Sunday AddressEphesians 1:20 Sermon • 36:21 • ID: 3168
Till All His Foes SubmitEphesians 1:21-23 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 43:39 • ID: 3153
The Eyes of Your Heart — Part OneEphesians 1:15-20 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 40:23 • ID: 3151
The Eyes of Your Heart — Part TwoEphesians 1:15-20 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 33:31 • ID: 3152
The Ascended KingActs 1:6-11, Ephesians 1:18-21, Luke 24:50-53 Sermon • 42:41 • ID: 3160
To the Praise of His GloryEphesians 1:11-14 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 43:42 • ID: 3142
The Riches of His Grace — Part OneEphesians 1:7-10 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 39:53 • ID: 3140
The Riches of His Grace — Part TwoEphesians 1:7-10 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 41:40 • ID: 3141
A Study in Ephesians, Volume 1The Believer’s Inheritance Ephesians 1:1-23 Series • ID: 14901
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