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Ephesians 3:1-6
The greatest mystery made known to mankind is the Mystery of Christ.
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Published December 4th, 2020
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The Mystery of the Gospel Revealed 3 1 For this reason I, Paul, o a prisoner for Christ Jesus p on behalf of you Gentiles— 2 assuming that you have heard of q the stewardship of r God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3 s how the mystery was made known to me t by revelation, u as I have written briefly. 4 v When you read this, you can perceive my insight into w the mystery of Christ, 5 which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit. 6 This mystery is 1 that the Gentiles are x fellow heirs, y members of the same body, and z partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
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The mystery of Christ made known, because of God's revelation to Paul
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For this reason I, Paul, o a prisoner for Christ Jesus p on behalf of you Gentiles—
I am a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you gentiles -
assuming that you have heard of q the stewardship of r God’s grace that was given to me for you,
That is assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace that was given to me for you,
s how the mystery was made known to me t by revelation,
which is, how the mystery was made known to me by revelation,
u as I have written briefly.
that I have written briefly.
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v When you read this, you can perceive my insight into w the mystery of Christ,
Therefore, when you read this, you will perceive my insights into the mystery of Christ,
which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations
which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations
as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit.
just as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit.
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This mystery is 1
This is the mystery -
that the Gentiles are x fellow heirs,
that the gentiles are fellow heirs,
y members of the same body,
and members of the same body,
and z partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus
and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus
through the gospel.
through the gospel.
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Audience: Wife Sarah - 7yo Hannah - 3yo Paul the apostles has revealed to us a very great mystery today in our text. This mystery should bring us great joy and then should lead us to praise and thank God all the more. Paul tells us that before, God only loved the Israel nation. Only them and not the people who are not Israel. Back in the old testament, it was always focused on God's people, that is Israel. Look at Eph. 2:12 remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. We were once separated from God with no hope. We were strangers. We could not enjoy God's promises. We had no God. But now, Paul brings us good news, God had revealed to him the mystery of Christ. What do you think can be this exciting? This mystery is that, now all gentiles who believe in Christ, not just the Israelites, like us, can now be part of God's people and can enjoy God's promises. We can now have fellowship with God, we can now pray to God. Now it's no more Israel and Gentiles, but just the church of Christ. God's only people. A people that love God. Now we are part of God's family, Members of the same body, sharing the promises of God, because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Questions: In the old testament, were the gentiles part of God's promises? What is the mystery that Paul has revealed? How did we become part of God's family? How does it make you feel to know that God has shown us love?
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