United With Christ

United With Christ

Ephesians 1:1-12

1 This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus. I am writing to God’s holy people in Ephesus, who are faithful followers of Christ Jesus. 2 May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.

3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. 4 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. 5 God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. 6 So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. 7 He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. 8 He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.

9 God has now revealed to us his mysterious will regarding Christ—which is to fulfill his own good plan. 10 And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth. 11 Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.

12 God’s purpose was that we Jews who were the first to trust in Christ would bring praise and glory to God.

Central Truth

As believers we are united with Christ and have received an inheritance from God. He gave us all of the rights and privileges that go with Him.

Devotional

As believers we are united with Christ and have received an inheritance from God. He gave us all of the rights and privileges that go with Him. 

God’s purpose is to offer salvation to the world. Just as He planned long ago. God is in charge. God knows the end from the beginning , He even knows the number of hairs on our heads. When life seems to be hectic and out of control, stop and rest in this truth. Jesus is Lord and God is in Control!

Questions To Ponder

• What has a believer obtained in Christ?

• What does verse 11 tell us about Gods will?

• Our redemption brings glory to God. Praise The Lord for Him paying the price to set us free from our sin.

Scripture Memory | March | Proverbs 21:30-31

“No human wisdom or understanding or plan

can stand against the Lord.

The horse is prepared for the day of battle,

but the victory belongs to the Lord.”

Sealed by The Holy Spirit

Sealed by The Holy Spirit

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come