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Ephesians 1 - NIV

1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,
To God’s holy people in Ephesus,[a] the faithful in Christ Jesus:

2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Praise for Spiritual Blessings in Christ

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.


Footnotes

a. Ephesians 1:1 Some early manuscripts do not have in Ephesus.


Sermons on Ephesians 1 More sermons: Ephesians 1

Ken Henson avatar
An Introduction to a Personal Letter
Shared by: Ken Henson on Sep, 2016
Summary: Paul introduces the important themes of his letter to the church at Ephesus
Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-2
Denomination: *other
Views: 41
Ken Henson avatar
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
Denomination: *other
Views: 61
Chris Jordan avatar
The Love of Jesus Makes us Whole and Holy
Shared by: Chris Jordan on May, 2016
Summary: Jesus pours out His love upon us to make us whole and holy, and abundantly free!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-10
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 280
Chuck Sligh avatar
Faithful
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on May, 2016
Summary: Fifth in a series on Names for the people of God. Paul calls the Ephesians "faithful"---something we should all strive for.
Scripture: Ephesians 1:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,042
Roger Roark avatar
I am
Shared by: Roger Roark on Mar, 2016
Summary: I am an adopted son of God, through Jesus Christ
Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-10
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 153
Harold Jenkerson avatar
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
Harold Jenkerson avatar
Our Uniqueness as a Believer
Shared by: Harold Jenkerson on Feb, 2016
Summary: The opening salutation or address in the Letter to the Ephesians reveals the uniqueness of the divine/believer relationship.
Series: Ephesians
Harold Jenkerson avatar
God is Foundational
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.
Daniel Habben avatar
A God-s-eye View of Election
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Jan, 2016
Summary: Paul teaches us how the doctrine of election gives us confidence for the present and the future.
Series: Ephesians
Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-14
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 211
Marvin Cherry avatar
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
Howard Strickland avatar
Free From False Beliefs- The Big Lie
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.
Scott Coltrain avatar
Biblical Predestination
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
Clair Sauer avatar
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!
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
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.
MELVIN NEWLAND avatar
GRACE - NEEDED, BUT NOT DESERVED!
Shared by: MELVIN NEWLAND on Jun, 2015
Summary: "Grace is giving or receiving something that is needed but not deserved." That definition fits beautifully into many places where the word "grace" is used in the New Testament. (Powerpoints available - #187)
Greg Gordon avatar
Every Spiritual Blessing
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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Scripture: Ephesians 1:3
Views: 216
Greg Gordon avatar
God's Holy People on Display
Shared by: Greg Gordon on May, 2015
Summary: To God’s holy people in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus. - Ephesians 1:1 When we think of ourselves as believers in the Lord we usually consider ourselves individually, and then perhaps think about our local Church or denomination. At times w ...
David Welch avatar
Our God Of Infinite Grace
Shared by: David Welch on May, 2015
Summary: Fifteenth in a series on the attributes of God focusing on God's grace.
Matthew Kratz avatar
Why were you Chosen?
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
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,286
Tim White avatar
Because He Wanted To
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
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 432
Bruce Lee avatar
Lent From Ashes to Alms
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?
Richard Vartenisian avatar
Spiritual Blessings
Shared by: Richard Vartenisian on Feb, 2015
Summary: What Paul found important
Series: Ephesians
Matthew Kratz avatar
The Way of Grace & Peace
Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Feb, 2015
Summary: 1) The dual source of his apostolic authority (Ephesians 1:1a), 2) A dual description of believers (Ephesians 1:1b), 3) A dual blessing for believers (Ephesians 1:2a), and 4) The dual source of those blessings (Ephesians 1:2b).
Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-2
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 355
Michael Deutsch avatar
Believe 5 - Identity in Christ
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Jan, 2015
Summary: Believe week 6 looks at our Identity in Christ
Series: Believe!!
Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 599
Michael Deutsch avatar
Believe week 6 - The Church
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Jan, 2015
Summary: Believe week 7 looks at The Church
Series: Believe!!
Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 357
Robert Walderman avatar
4 Christmas questions.
Shared by: Robert Walderman on Dec, 2014
Summary: When standing next to a young girl looking at Christmas tree ornaments, she turned to her mother and asked in puzzled tone why one ornament read, 'Jesus is the reason for the season.' Could it be she had no idea of the Christ of Christmas.
Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 201
Scott Spencer avatar
Ephesians: Our Identity In Christ Part 6 Resurrection Living
Shared by: Scott Spencer on Nov, 2014
Summary: Do we understand how blessed you are? Do we understand just how much we have to be thankful for? Do we understand how privileged we are?
Curry Pikkaart avatar
What Am I Worth?
Shared by: Curry Pikkaart on Oct, 2014
Summary: We live in a culture where the price tags have been switched. So how do we know what we're worth?
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-14
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 3,480
Charlie Roberts avatar
All In Favor? SAY I..
Shared by: Charlie Roberts on Sep, 2014
Summary: That's gods plan for you..all of them..every spiritual blessing, He has known us..from the beginning By our name, by our image..by our Very own fingerprints Even then.. He saw you blessed and prosperous..because He saw you full of His Grace and favor
Scott Spencer avatar
Ephesians: Our Identity In Christ
Shared by: Scott Spencer on Sep, 2014
Summary: How to be in Christ is the subject of the first three chapters of Ephesians. If you will expose yourself to the light of God's truth contained here, you will be able to see farther than ever before.
Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-6
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 423