Main point summary
Praise God because he has blessed up with Every Spiritual Blessing: The son has redeemed us because of grace securing us as God's possession
In him (in union w/beloved)
we now have r redemption
ἔχομεν τὴν ἀπολύτρωσιν
s through his blood , ~ death
διὰ τοῦ αἵματος αὐτοῦ,
t ~ the forgiveness of our trespasses,
τὴν ἄφεσιν τῶν παραπτωμάτων,
because of according to the riches of his (F) grace ,
κατὰ τὸ πλοῦτος τῆς χάριτος αὐτοῦ
which he lavished upon us ,
ἧς ἐπερίσσευσεν εἰς ἡμᾶς,
in all wisdom and insight
ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ καὶ φρονήσει,
v by making known 1 to us the mystery of his will, ~ unite all things in X
γνωρίσας ἡμῖν τὸ μυστήριον τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ,
n according to his purpose , ~ good pleasure
κατὰ τὴν εὐδοκίαν
which he w set forth in Christ as a plan
αὐτοῦ ἣν προέθετο ἐν αὐτῷ εἰς οἰκονομίαν ἐν τῷ Χριστῷ,
for x the fullness of time,
τοῦ πληρώματος τῶν καιρῶν,
y ~ to unite all things in him,
ἀνακεφαλαιώσασθαι τὰ πάντα
things in heaven and things on earth. ~everything
τὰ ἐπὶ τοῖς οὐρανοῖς καὶ τὰ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς ἐν αὐτῷ.
we have been made obtained z an inheritance, ~ God's possession
a because having been predestined
b according to the purpose of him
who works all things according to c the counsel of his will,
τοῦ τὰ πάντα ἐνεργοῦντος κατὰ τὴν βουλὴν τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ
so that we who were the first to hope in Christ ~ bf uniting of all
εἰς τὸ εἶναι ἡμᾶς εἰς ἔπαινον δόξης αὐτοῦ τοὺς προηλπικότας ἐν τῷ Χριστῷ.
might be d to the praise of his glory.
his will is the plan of salvation in Christ that was hidden before the foundation of the world but not unfolded in Christ.
The manner of obtaining the inheritance is predestination or obtained inheritance because we have been predestine?
Topic - Spiritually Blessed in Christ Subject : Exegetical idea: Subject: what is the question the text is asking? (3-14) Why should God be praised? Complement: God is to be praised because he has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in Christ and through Christ (3): Specifically these blessings are: 1st, God chose us for the praise his glorious grace (4-6); 2nd, the Son has redeemed us (7-12); In Christ we have been redeemed, the forgiveness for guilt of sin We have red/forg because of the riches of God's grace This grace was lavished on us (how?) in all wisdom and insight by means of making known to us the mystery of his will (hidden but now revealed: his plan to unite all things in him) grounded in his good pleasure which he planned/predetermined plan in Christ so that in God's time table he unte all things in him (mystery) In Christ we have been appointed/chosen as God's inheritance because have been predestined according to God's purpose and sovereign so that those who hope in Christ before the uniting of al lthings, we might praise his glory. In short, God has sovereignly and graciously acted on our behalf in salvation as part of uniting all things. Homiletical Idea: Subject: (3-14) Why should God be praised? Complement: Praise God because he has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in Christ (3) God chose/elected to display his glorious grace (4-6); Son has redeemed us in our past (7-12); Spirit has sealed us, securing our future (13-14). In short, God has sovereignly acted on our behalf in salvation. Father Selects; sacrifice of Son; sealing of Spirit Purpose Functional Question Application: Questions: v11: The manner of obtaining the inheritance is predestination or we have obtained inheritance because we have been predestine?