Ephesians 1:3-14 – What’s In Your Heavenly Inheritance Package?

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Table of Contents:

    • Welcome to the Congregation
    • Opening Prayer
    • Introduction to Scripture Ephesians 1:3-14
    • Ephesians 1:3-14 (NIV):
    • Intercessory Prayer
    • Congregational Response
    • Sermon Introduction
    • Setting the Scene Socially and Historically
    • Sermon Title: Your Inheritance: What God put in Your Account!
    • Sermon Outline
      • Introduction
      • Main Points
        • Verse 3-4: Chosen Before Creation
        • Verse 5-7: Adopted Through Christ
        • Verse 8-10: The Mystery Revealed
        • Verse 11-12: Inheritance and Purpose
        • Verse 13-14: Sealed with the Spirit
      • Conclusion

Paid Content Includes:

  • Explanation: Exploration of Each Section
    • Let’s take a closer look at what these verses teach us.
  • Personal Thoughts: Understanding Scripture
    • What does this Scripture mean for you personally?
  • Personal Commentary: Deepening our understanding of God’s Word
    • How can we apply this Scripture to deepen our relationship with God?
  • Personal Commentary on Christian Discipleship
    • How does this Scripture guide us in following Jesus more closely?
  • Personal Reflection Commentary on Spiritual Growth
    • In what ways does this Scripture help us grow spiritually?
  • Ask Yourself A Question
    • How can you live out the truth of this Scripture in your daily life?

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Welcome to the Congregation

Hello, beloved family! It’s a joy to be here with all of you today. Each time we gather, we’re stepping into a special opportunity to learn more about God’s love, grow in our faith, and strengthen our bonds as a community. Let’s open our hearts to what God has prepared for us today.


Opening Prayer

Dear Lord, we thank You for this beautiful day and for the chance to come together in Your name. Fill this place with Your presence, guide our thoughts and actions, and let Your Holy Spirit work in us and through us. Help us to understand the depth of Your love and the richness of the blessings You have for us. Amen.


Introduction to Scripture Ephesians 1:3-14

In the opening of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, we find a powerful passage that outlines the spiritual blessings we have as followers of Christ. This scripture reminds us of our identity and inheritance in Christ, emphasizing that we are chosen, adopted, redeemed, and sealed by the Holy Spirit.


Ephesians 1:3-14 (NIV):

3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love
5 he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—
6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.
7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace
8 that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding,
9 he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ,
10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.

11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,
12 in order that we who were the first to put our hope in Christ might be for the praise of his glory.
13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,
14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.


Intercessory Prayer

Lord, we bring before You our brothers and sisters in faith. We ask for a deeper understanding and appreciation of the inheritance and blessings you have given us in Christ. May we live as people who are truly chosen and loved by You, displaying Your grace and glory in everything we do.

Congregational Response

Dear Father, help us embrace our identity as Your chosen ones. Let us live each day in the assurance of Your love and the promises You have made. Together, as Your church, we commit to walking in faith and sharing the light of Christ with all. Amen.


Sermon Introduction

Welcome, friends! Today, we dive into a passage filled with hope and promise, Ephesians 1:3-14. This scripture is like a spiritual treasure chest, revealing the incredible blessings God has prepared for us through Christ. As we unpack these verses, we’ll discover how deeply God loves us and how He has chosen each of us for a special purpose. Let’s embrace these truths and let them transform our lives.


Setting the Scene Socially and Historically

Paul wrote the letter to the Ephesians while he was imprisoned in Rome, around A.D. 62. Ephesus was a major city of trade and religious practice, bustling and influential, much like the metropolitan centers we know today. This letter was meant to reach a group of believers living among many cultures and religions, encouraging them to understand and live out the richness of their spiritual identity in Christ. Historically, it bridged the gap between Jewish and Gentile believers, uniting them in a shared faith. Socially, today, it speaks to us about identity and purpose in a diverse world, reminding us of the unity and peace we can have in Christ.


Sermon Title: Your Inheritance: What God put in Your Account!

Sermon Outline

Introduction

  • Briefly introduce the themes of spiritual blessing and identity in Christ.
  • Explain the relevance of these themes to our current lives and spiritual growth.

Main Points

Verse 3-4: Chosen Before Creation

  • Point: God’s plan for us didn’t start at our birth or conversion; it started before the creation of the world.
  • Application: Live with the confidence that you are part of God’s eternal plan.

Verse 5-7: Adopted Through Christ

  • Point: Through Jesus, we are not just created beings but beloved children.
  • Application: Embrace your identity as God’s child, and let this truth define how you interact with God and others.

Verse 8-10: The Mystery Revealed

  • Point: God has made known to us the mystery of His will.
  • Application: Seek to understand God’s purposes not just for your life, but for all of creation.

Verse 11-12: Inheritance and Purpose

  • Point: We have obtained an inheritance, and we are called to live for the praise of His glory.
  • Application: Consider how your daily life can reflect the glory of God.

Verse 13-14: Sealed with the Spirit

  • Point: The Holy Spirit is our seal and deposit, guaranteeing our inheritance.
  • Application: Rely on the Spirit’s power in every aspect of life, knowing He guides and protects your spiritual journey.

Conclusion

  • Recap the spiritual blessings listed in Ephesians 1:3-14.
  • Encourage the congregation to reflect on and live out their identity and blessings in Christ.

This outline aims to help you understand and apply the rich teachings of Ephesians 1:3-14 to your daily life, encouraging growth in Christian discipleship and spiritual maturity.  This sermon encourages us to reflect on how we perceive God’s work, embrace the power of faith, and respond obediently and compassionately in our Christian journey.


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Paid Content Includes:

  • Explanation: Exploration of Each Section
    • Let’s take a closer look at what these verses teach us.
  • Personal Thoughts: Understanding Scripture
    • What does this Scripture mean for you personally?
  • Personal Commentary: Deepening our understanding of God’s Word
    • How can we apply this Scripture to deepen our relationship with God?
  • Personal Commentary on Christian Discipleship
    • How does this Scripture guide us in following Jesus more closely?
  • Personal Reflection Commentary on Spiritual Growth
    • In what ways does this Scripture help us grow spiritually?
  • Ask Yourself A Question
    • How can you live out the truth of this Scripture in your daily life?

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