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1 - Paul refers to himself in this opening passage as "an apostle of Christ Jesus," yet it is intere...
Ephesians 1:1-2
The Central Idea: Since God has already given you everything you need to live a godly life, you should grow in godliness.
2 Peter 1:1-11
3-4 is very difficult for me.
2 Peter 1:3-4
The Central Idea: Peter, a Jewish Apostle of Jesus the Messiah, is writing to elect Gentiles in order that they may have grace and peace.
2 Peter 1:1-2
Central Idea: Zealous growth in grace precludes a serious fall, in fact it leads to everlasting life.
2 Peter 1:10-11
Central Idea: Paul blesses God for planning, accomplishing, and completing our salvation.
Ephesians 1:3-14
The Central Idea Ask Jesus into your heart? Paul has a slightly different take.
Ephesians 3:14-21
The Central Idea: His divine power has given us everything we need for maturity in Christ.
Ephesians 4:11-16
Note: After working through this passage, I would actually break it after verse six.
Ephesians 4:1-10
The Central Idea: Beloved children imitate God, disobedient children will receive no inheritance.
Ephesians 5:1-6
  The Central Idea:   The Gospel requires a full-orbed repentance: out with the old; in with the new.
Ephesians 4:17-24
The Central Idea: Since the light of Christ causes God's children to bear fruit, expose yourself to ...
Ephesians 5:7-14
The gospel requires and enables godly living within a community.
Ephesians 4:25-32
  The Central Idea: To walk in wisdom is to walk in the Spirit: to walk in the Spirit is to be ...
Ephesians 5:15-21
The Central Idea: Husbands must take up their cross and die daily (love is not 'taking a bullet', but living your life for another).
Ephesians 5:25-33
The Central Idea: Spirit-filled women obey their husbands like the church obeys Jesus Explanations: ...
Ephesians 5:22-24
The Central Idea: Obey your parents and it will go well with you.
Ephesians 6:1-4
Central Idea: Server each other as slaves of Christ, for he’s coming to judge all Explanations...
Ephesians 6:5-9
Central Idea: Spirit-filled followers of Christ will be attacked by the devil, therefore gird yourself for battle.
Ephesians 6:10-12
The Central Idea Since we're in a spiritual war, we must use all the spiritual weapons available if we want to win (remain standing).
Ephesians 6:13-17
Central Idea: Since Jesus has done his part (verse 3-4) and because God promises effectiveness and f...
2 Peter 1:5-9
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Holy and Blameless Now
Ephesians 1:3-6
3 We bless God because he has blessed us.
Published June 1st, 2012
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3 We bless God because he has blessed us. Specifically: 4a-b God has chosen us to be holy & blameless. 4d-6b God has predestined us to be his sons, resulting in our giving him praise! It is important to note, God's election and predestination are not abstract theological concepts, but rather, each has a specific end. First, those who are chosen are set apart for a specific purpose, namely, that they might be holy and blameless. It is very important that we recognize that this election is not merely a past act with future implications. Primarily, we were chosen in the past in order that we might be holy and blameless right now! This is the whole point of the rest of the letter. We are being redeemed from this present evil world. Our lives must reflect that purchase. Secondly, we were predestined (a parallel concept to the temporal "before the foundation of the world") to be the sons of God. And as we see elsewhere, sons must obey their father and they receive the inheritance of their father. This gloriously gracious act, is redounding to God's praise. This will be seen more clearly in the statements about the church's role of revealing the manifold wisdom of God.
10000000003144 3144 Notes 2008-11-19 09:34:07 2010-05-13 10:14:50 3 We bless God because he has blessed us. Specifically: 4a-b God has chosen us to be holy & blameless. 4d-6b God has predestined us to be his sons, resulting in our giving him praise! It is important to note, God's election and predestination are not abstract theological concepts, but rather, each has a specific end. First, those who are chosen are set apart for a specific purpose, namely, that they might be holy and blameless. It is very important that we recognize that this election is not merely a past act with future implications. Primarily, we were chosen in the past in order that we might be holy and blameless right now! This is the whole point of the rest of the letter. We are being redeemed from this present evil world. Our lives must reflect that purchase. Secondly, we were predestined (a parallel concept to the temporal "before the foundation of the world") to be the sons of God. And as we see elsewhere, sons must obey their father and they receive the inheritance of their father. This gloriously gracious act, is redounding to God's praise. This will be seen more clearly in the statements about the church's role of revealing the manifold wisdom of God. notes
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εὐλογητὸς ὁ θεὸς καὶ πατὴρ τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
ὁ εὐλογήσας ἡμᾶς ἐν πάσῃ εὐλογίᾳ πνευματικῇ ἐν τοῖς ἐπουρανίοις ἐν Χριστῷ
who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,
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καθὼς ἐξελέξατο ἡμᾶς ἐν αὐτῷ
even as he chose us in him
πρὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου
before the foundation of the world,
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εἶναι ἡμᾶς ἁγίους καὶ ἀμώμους κατενώπιον αὐτοῦ
that we should be holy and blameless before him.
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ἐν ἀγάπῃ
In love
προορίσας ἡμᾶς εἰς υἱοθεσίαν διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ εἰς αὐτόν
he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ,
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κατὰ τὴν εὐδοκίαν τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ
according to the purpose of his will,
εἰς ἔπαινον δόξης τῆς χάριτος αὐτοῦ
to the praise of his glorious grace,
ἧς ἐχαρίτωσεν ἡμᾶς ἐν τῷ ἠγαπημένῳ
with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.
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10000000003144 3144 Arc 2008-11-19 09:34:07 2010-05-13 10:14:50 editing Ephesians 1 3 1 6 Ephesians 1:3-6 49 NT tisch esv i83032 i83033 i83022 εὐλογητὸς ὁ θεὸς καὶ πατὴρ τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, i83023 ὁ εὐλογήσας ἡμᾶς ἐν πάσῃ εὐλογίᾳ πνευματικῇ ἐν τοῖς ἐπουρανίοις ἐν Χριστῷ who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, ground 1 i83034 i83035 i83036 i83024 καθὼς ἐξελέξατο ἡμᾶς ἐν αὐτῷ even as he chose us in him i83025 πρὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου before the foundation of the world, temporal 1 i83026 εἶναι ἡμᾶς ἁγίους καὶ ἀμώμους κατενώπιον αὐτοῦ that we should be holy and blameless before him. actionpurpose 2 i83037 i83038 i83039 i83027 ἐν ἀγάπῃ In love i83028 προορίσας ἡμᾶς εἰς υἱοθεσίαν διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ εἰς αὐτόν he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, actionmanner 1 1 i83029 κατὰ τὴν εὐδοκίαν τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ according to the purpose of his will, actionmanner 1 i83040 i83030 εἰς ἔπαινον δόξης τῆς χάριτος αὐτοῦ to the praise of his glorious grace, i83031 ἧς ἐχαρίτωσεν ἡμᾶς ἐν τῷ ἠγαπημένῳ with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. ideaexplanation 1 actionpurpose 2 series ideaexplanation 1 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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