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Ephesians 1 - 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[a] predestined us for adoption to sonship[b] 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,


Footnotes

a. Ephesians 1:5 The Greek word for adoption to sonship is a legal term referring to the full legal standing of an adopted male heir in Roman culture.
b. Ephesians 1:5 Or sight in love. He


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Shared by: Richard L. Brown on Nov, 2016
Summary: This is a wedding sermon that expresses the providence of God within the covenant of marriage.
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Shared by: Efren Narido on Oct, 2016
Summary: Do you know any reason why it is a blessing to be chosen by God?
Scripture: Ephesians 1:4-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 780
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One very long sentence
Shared by: Ken Henson on Sep, 2016
Summary: Paul introduces our election in Christ as a done deal
Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-6
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Shared by: Ken Henson on Sep, 2016
Summary: What does it mean to be IN CHRIST?
Scripture: Ephesians 1:7-13
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Takes These Chains From My Heart
Shared by: Perry Anderson on Jul, 2016
Summary: Unforgiveness keeps us in chains and blocks us from peace and joy...It paralyzes and holds us captive. When we choose to forgive, we are set free from bitterness and hate. We are set free!
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Shared by: Chris Jordan on May, 2016
Summary: Jesus pours out His love upon us to make us whole and holy, and abundantly free!
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Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-10
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 280
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Shared by: Chuck Brooks on Mar, 2016
Summary: Some people have said that the subject of History is actually “His Story”…the story of Jesus Christ, the Messiah. From the dawning of time, when our Creator, scooped into the dust of the earth and made man, it’s been all about Jesus.
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The Divine Foundation for Human Existence
Shared by: Harold Jenkerson on Feb, 2016
Summary: The trinitarian nature of the triune God is the pattern for the creation of the individual. This triunitarian nature is the foundation for developing a systematic theology and psychology of the individual, especially the believer.
Series: Ephesians
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Shared by: Harold Jenkerson on Feb, 2016
Summary: The triune God is foundational for developing an understanding of man. On the individual level there is a corresponding image and likeness to the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.
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You Are Accepted
Shared by: Marvin Cherry on Nov, 2015
Summary: If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior then you are automatically accepted in the family of God. The Lord never rejects what belongs to Him.
Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-7
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,210
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Shared by: Howard Strickland on Aug, 2015
Summary: The Big lie: Performance and other people’s opinion of me determine my self worth. I have to perform to a certain level in order to feel good about myself.
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Shared by: Scott Coltrain on Jul, 2015
Summary: A simple study that shows that people are free moral agents who choose their eternal destiny rather than the Calvinist Predestination that God has predetermined by decree from eternity past who specifically will be saved and who will be condemned
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Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-11
Views: 402
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The Ripple Effect
Shared by: Clair Sauer on Jul, 2015
Summary: Living effectively as Christ's disciples in the world means remembering who we are, whose we are, and why we are!
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Redemption, That Is Amazing Grace
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Jul, 2015
Summary: Paul declares that we have been redeemed through the blood of Christ. The word redemption is a commercial term borrowed from the marketplace where human beings were offered for sale to the highest bidder, Our only hope of redemption is in Christ Jesus.
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Shared by: Chris Jordan on Jul, 2015
Summary: As Christians, we are adopted into God’s family, God becomes our Heavenly Father, and we are brothers and sisters. We are better together.
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Scripture: Ephesians 1:5
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Shared by: MELVIN NEWLAND on Jun, 2015
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Shared by: Greg Gordon on May, 2015
Summary: 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. - Ephesians 1:3 What an encouragement to know that we have been given every spiritual blessing we need in Jesus ..
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Shared by: David Welch on May, 2015
Summary: Fifteenth in a series on the attributes of God focusing on God's grace.
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Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Mar, 2015
Summary: 1) The Redeemer (Ephesians 1:6b), 2) The Redeemed (Ephesians 1:7a) , 3) The Redemption Price (Ephesians 1:7b), 4) The Results (Ephesians 1:7c-9a), and 5) The Reason (Ephesians 1:9b-10).
Scripture: Ephesians 1:6-10
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 501
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Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Mar, 2015
Summary: 1) Why God Chooses (Ephesians 1:3), 2) When God Chooses (Ephesians 1:4), 3) For What did God Choose (Ephesians 1:5-6)
Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-6
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Views: 1,286
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Shared by: Richard Vartenisian on Feb, 2015
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Shared by: Tim White on Feb, 2015
Summary: Grace is received at salvation and every day of the believer's life. It is the way to victory.
Series: Ephesians
Scripture: Ephesians 1:7-10
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Shared by: Tim White on Feb, 2015
Summary: God has lavished upon His children wonderful gifts of grace, simply because He wanted to.
Series: Ephesians
Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-12
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Views: 432
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Shared by: Bruce Lee on Feb, 2015
Summary: The Season of Lent is a time to live out discipleship in the world. A close look at how God rewards us as we journey these forty days of Lent From Ashes to Alms. How do you answer the call of Lent?
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Shared by: Richard Vartenisian on Feb, 2015
Summary: What Paul found important
Series: Ephesians
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Shared by: Perry Hancock on Jan, 2015
Summary: God's Great Rescue Plan is a sermon about adoption and foster care. The goal is for the church and individual Christians to assume their roles in providing care for orphans.
Scripture: Ephesians 1:4-5
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Views: 1,208
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Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Jan, 2015
Summary: Believe week 6 looks at our Identity in Christ
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Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-14
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Views: 599
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Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Jan, 2015
Summary: Believe week 7 looks at The Church
Series: Believe!!
Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-6
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