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Trinitarian Gospel Blessings
Ephesians 1:3-14
Central Idea: Paul blesses God for planning, accomplishing, and completing our salvation.
Published June 1st, 2012
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Central Idea: Paul blesses God for planning, accomplishing, and completing our salvation. Explanations: I have marked the relationship between the four subordinate sections as that of a series, but I could also go with a progression given that the Father planned our salvation, then the Son accomplished our salvation, and then finally, the Holy Spirit has sealed us, guarenteeing completion of our salvation. These four subordicate sections seem to be the ground for Paul's blessing God. Insights: The Father's Will - The Father's will plays a significant role in this letter, but even more so in these opening verses. Paul is an Apostle by the will of God (1:1) We've been predestined according to God's will (1:5) We receive grace by understanding the mystery of God's will (1:9) God works all things according to the council of his will (1:11) Praise His Glorious Grace - The end for which God is doing all things appears to be the exaltation of his own glory. We were predestined in order that God's glory might be praised (1:6) We were chosen/predestined in order that God's glory might be praised (1:12) We received the Spirit in order that God's glory might be praised (1:14) It seems to me that this emphasis on the natural result of God's salvific work in Christ being the praise of God's glorious grace is demonstrated over and over again throughout this letter. Specifically, I'm thinking of how the obedient church is shown to be a means by which the manifold wisdom of God is displayed to the heavens and the earth. Our identity in Christ (the Father's Son), makes us sons of the most high. We receive grace and peace from God our Father (1:2) We bless the God and Father of Jesus (1:3) We are adopted as sons (1:5) We will receive the inheritance of our Father (1:14) Our identity in Christ is key. Paul is writing to those who are faithful in Christ (1:1) We are blessed in Christ (1:3) We were chosen in Christ (1:4) We were adopted through Christ (1:5) We receive grace in the Beloved (1:6) We have redemption in Christ (1:7) God's will is revealed to us in Christ (1:9) All things are united in Christ (1:10) We were chosen in Christ (1:11) We hope in Christ (1:12) We were sealed with the Spirit in Christ (1:13) We believe in Christ (1:3) This Trinitarian structure is also seen in the rest of the letter. First we have election of those who were once foreigners, then we have the statement of God work in Christ to bring them back into a right relationship with the Father, and finally we have the out pouring of the Holy Spirit (5:18ff). Ultimately, God chose us in Christ in order that we might be holy and blameless (1:4). Beginning in 4:1, Paul, having outlined the work of the Father in planning and the Son in accomplishing the work of our salvation, then exhorts us to be holy and blameless. This is only possible through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
10000000003972 3972 Notes 2009-01-13 21:04:54 2009-01-13 22:55:10 Central Idea: Paul blesses God for planning, accomplishing, and completing our salvation. Explanations: I have marked the relationship between the four subordinate sections as that of a series, but I could also go with a progression given that the Father planned our salvation, then the Son accomplished our salvation, and then finally, the Holy Spirit has sealed us, guarenteeing completion of our salvation. These four subordicate sections seem to be the ground for Paul's blessing God. Insights: The Father's Will - The Father's will plays a significant role in this letter, but even more so in these opening verses. Paul is an Apostle by the will of God (1:1) We've been predestined according to God's will (1:5) We receive grace by understanding the mystery of God's will (1:9) God works all things according to the council of his will (1:11) Praise His Glorious Grace - The end for which God is doing all things appears to be the exaltation of his own glory. We were predestined in order that God's glory might be praised (1:6) We were chosen/predestined in order that God's glory might be praised (1:12) We received the Spirit in order that God's glory might be praised (1:14) It seems to me that this emphasis on the natural result of God's salvific work in Christ being the praise of God's glorious grace is demonstrated over and over again throughout this letter. Specifically, I'm thinking of how the obedient church is shown to be a means by which the manifold wisdom of God is displayed to the heavens and the earth. Our identity in Christ (the Father's Son), makes us sons of the most high. We receive grace and peace from God our Father (1:2) We bless the God and Father of Jesus (1:3) We are adopted as sons (1:5) We will receive the inheritance of our Father (1:14) Our identity in Christ is key. Paul is writing to those who are faithful in Christ (1:1) We are blessed in Christ (1:3) We were chosen in Christ (1:4) We were adopted through Christ (1:5) We receive grace in the Beloved (1:6) We have redemption in Christ (1:7) God's will is revealed to us in Christ (1:9) All things are united in Christ (1:10) We were chosen in Christ (1:11) We hope in Christ (1:12) We were sealed with the Spirit in Christ (1:13) We believe in Christ (1:3) This Trinitarian structure is also seen in the rest of the letter. First we have election of those who were once foreigners, then we have the statement of God work in Christ to bring them back into a right relationship with the Father, and finally we have the out pouring of the Holy Spirit (5:18ff). Ultimately, God chose us in Christ in order that we might be holy and blameless (1:4). Beginning in 4:1, Paul, having outlined the work of the Father in planning and the Son in accomplishing the work of our salvation, then exhorts us to be holy and blameless. This is only possible through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. 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,
καθὼς ἐξελέξατο ἡμᾶς ἐν αὐτῷ πρὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου
even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world,
εἶναι ἡμᾶς ἁγίους καὶ ἀμώμους κατενώπιον αὐτοῦ
in order that we should be holy and blameless before him.
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ἐν ἀγάπῃ προορίσας ἡμᾶς
therefore , he predestined us in love
εἰς υἱοθεσίαν διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ εἰς αὐτόν κατὰ τὴν εὐδοκίαν τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ
for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
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εἰς ἔπαινον δόξης τῆς χάριτος αὐτοῦ ἧς ἐχαρίτωσεν ἡμᾶς ἐν τῷ ἠγαπημένῳ
to the praise of his glorious grace , which he has bestowed on us in the Beloved.
ἐν ᾧ ἔχομεν τὴν ἀπολύτρωσιν διὰ τοῦ αἵματος αὐτοῦ
In him we have redemption through his blood,
τὴν ἄφεσιν τῶν παραπτωμάτων κατὰ τὸ πλοῦτος τῆς χάριτος αὐτοῦ ἧς ἐπερίσσευσεν εἰς ἡμᾶς ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ καὶ φρονήσει
the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace , which he has caused to overflow upon us, in all wisdom and insight
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γνωρίσας ἡμῖν τὸ μυστήριον τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ κατὰ τὴν εὐδοκίαν αὐτοῦ ἣν προέθετο ἐν αὐτῷ εἰς οἰκονομίαν τοῦ πληρώματος τῶν καιρῶν
by making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he purposed in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time,
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ἀνακεφαλαιώσασ τὰ πάντα ἐν τῷ Χριστῷ τὰ ἐπὶ τοῖς οὐρανοῖς καὶ τὰ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς ἐν αὐτῷ
in order that he might unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
ἐν ᾧ καὶ ἐκληρώθημεν
In him we also have obtained an inheritance, [or: we have been appointed by lot ]
προορισθέντες κατὰ πρόθεσιν τοῦ τὰ πάντα ἐνεργοῦντος κατὰ τὴν βουλὴν τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ
having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,
εἰς τὸ εἶναι ἡμᾶς εἰς ἔπαινον δόξης αὐτοῦ τοὺς προηλπικότας ἐν τῷ Χριστῷ
in order that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.
ἐν ᾧ καὶ ὑμεῖς
In him you also,
ἀκούσαντες τὸν λόγον τῆς ἀληθείας τὸ εὐαγγέλιον τῆς σωτηρίας ὑμῶν
having heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation,
ἐν ᾧ καὶ πιστεύσαντες
and having believed in him,
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ἐσφραγίσθητε τῷ πνεύματι τῆς ἐπαγγελίας τῷ ἁγίῳ
were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,
ὅ ἐστιν ἀρραβὼν τῆς κληρονομίας ἡμῶν
who is the guarantee of our inheritance
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εἰς ἀπολύτρωσιν τῆς περιποιήσεως
for the redemption of the possession,
εἰς ἔπαινον τῆς δόξης αὐτοῦ
to the praise of his glory.
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10000000003972 3972 Arc 2009-01-13 21:04:54 2009-01-13 22:55:10 editing Ephesians 1 3 1 14 Ephesians 1:3-14 49 NT tisch esv i83359 i83338 εὐλογητὸς ὁ θεὸς καὶ πατὴρ τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, i83360 i83361 i83362 i83363 i83364 i83339 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, i83340 καθὼς ἐξελέξατο ἡμᾶς ἐν αὐτῷ πρὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, i83341 εἶναι ἡμᾶς ἁγίους καὶ ἀμώμους κατενώπιον αὐτοῦ in order that we should be holy and blameless before him. actionpurpose 2 i83365 i83342 ἐν ἀγάπῃ προορίσας ἡμᾶς therefore , he predestined us in love i83343 εἰς υἱοθεσίαν διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ εἰς αὐτόν κατὰ τὴν εὐδοκίαν τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, actionpurpose 2 inference 2 i83344 εἰς ἔπαινον δόξης τῆς χάριτος αὐτοῦ ἧς ἐχαρίτωσεν ἡμᾶς ἐν τῷ ἠγαπημένῳ to the praise of his glorious grace , which he has bestowed on us in the Beloved. i83366 i83367 i83368 i83345 ἐν ᾧ ἔχομεν τὴν ἀπολύτρωσιν διὰ τοῦ αἵματος αὐτοῦ In him we have redemption through his blood, i83346 τὴν ἄφεσιν τῶν παραπτωμάτων κατὰ τὸ πλοῦτος τῆς χάριτος αὐτοῦ ἧς ἐπερίσσευσεν εἰς ἡμᾶς ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ καὶ φρονήσει the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace , which he has caused to overflow upon us, in all wisdom and insight ideaexplanation 1 i83347 γνωρίσας ἡμῖν τὸ μυστήριον τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ κατὰ τὴν εὐδοκίαν αὐτοῦ ἣν προέθετο ἐν αὐτῷ εἰς οἰκονομίαν τοῦ πληρώματος τῶν καιρῶν by making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he purposed in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, actionmanner 1 i83348 ἀνακεφαλαιώσασ τὰ πάντα ἐν τῷ Χριστῷ τὰ ἐπὶ τοῖς οὐρανοῖς καὶ τὰ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς ἐν αὐτῷ in order that he might unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. actionpurpose 2 i83369 i83370 i83349 ἐν ᾧ καὶ ἐκληρώθημεν In him we also have obtained an inheritance, [or: we have been appointed by lot ] i83350 προορισθέντες κατὰ πρόθεσιν τοῦ τὰ πάντα ἐνεργοῦντος κατὰ τὴν βουλὴν τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, actionmanner 1 i83351 εἰς τὸ εἶναι ἡμᾶς εἰς ἔπαινον δόξης αὐτοῦ τοὺς προηλπικότας ἐν τῷ Χριστῷ in order that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. actionpurpose 2 i83371 i83372 i83373 i83352 ἐν ᾧ καὶ ὑμεῖς In him you also, i83374 i83353 ἀκούσαντες τὸν λόγον τῆς ἀληθείας τὸ εὐαγγέλιον τῆς σωτηρίας ὑμῶν having heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, i83354 ἐν ᾧ καὶ πιστεύσαντες and having believed in him, progression i83375 i83355 ἐσφραγίσθητε τῷ πνεύματι τῆς ἐπαγγελίας τῷ ἁγίῳ were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, i83356 ὅ ἐστιν ἀρραβὼν τῆς κληρονομίας ἡμῶν who is the guarantee of our inheritance ideaexplanation 1 bilateral 1 i83357 εἰς ἀπολύτρωσιν τῆς περιποιήσεως for the redemption of the possession, actionpurpose 2 i83358 εἰς ἔπαινον τῆς δόξης αὐτοῦ to the praise of his glory. actionpurpose 2 series 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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