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Ephesians 1 - AMP

2 May grace (God's unmerited favor) and spiritual peace be yours from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 May blessing (praise, laudation, and eulogy) be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) Who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual (given by the Holy Spirit) blessing in the heavenly realm! 4 Even as He chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love. 5 For He foreordained us (destined us, planned in love for us) to be adopted (revealed) as His own children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the purpose of His will -- 6 to the praise and the commendation of His glorious grace (favor and mercy), which He so freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. 7 In Him we have redemption (deliverance and salvation) through His blood, the remission (forgiveness) of our offenses (shortcomings and trespasses), in accordance with the riches and the generosity of His gracious favor, 8 Which He lavished upon us in every kind of wisdom and understanding (practical insight and prudence), 9 Making known to us the mystery (secret) of His will (of His plan, of His purpose). In accordance with His good pleasure (His merciful intention) which He had previously purposed and set forth in Some commentators interpret ``in Him" to mean ``in Himself," while others see it as ``in Christ."Him, 10 for the maturity of the times and the climax of the ages to unify all things and head them up and consummate them in Christ, things in heaven and things on the earth. 11 In Him we also were made heritage (portion) and we obtained an inheritance; for we had been foreordained (chosen and appointed beforehand) in accordance with His purpose, Who works out everything in agreement with the counsel and design of His will, 12 So that we who first hoped in Christ live for the praise of His glory! 13 In Him you also who have heard the Word of Truth, the glad tidings (Gospel) of your salvation, and have believed in and adhered to and relied on Him, were stamped with the seal of the long-promised Holy Spirit. 14 That is the guarantee of our inheritance , in anticipation of its full redemption and our acquiring possession of it--to the praise of His glory. 15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints (the people of God), 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers. 17 the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones), 19 And what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength, 20 Which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly , 21 Far above all rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named , not only in this age and in this world, but also in the age and the world which are to come. 22 And He has put all things under His feet and has appointed Him the universal and supreme Head of the church , 23 Which is His body, the fullness of Him Who fills all in all .

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John Lowe avatar
Dear Ephesians
Shared by: John Lowe on Feb, 2017
Summary: The first two verses of Ephesians make up the salutation. This type of salutation was the usual way of starting a letter in Paul’s day. The custom was to give first the name of the writer, then to identify the reader and finally to express greetings.
Viji Roberts avatar
Being the church that prays
Shared by: Viji Roberts on Feb, 2017
Summary: Paul prayed for the churches. Do you? For your local church?
Scripture: Ephesians 1:15-20
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 68
Freddy Fritz avatar
Salvation Sealed by the Spirit
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Feb, 2017
Summary: Ephesians 1:11-14 shows us several ways the Holy Spirit applies the benefits of Christ's work of salvation to the elect.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ephesians 1:11-14
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 92
Freddy Fritz avatar
Salvation Purchased by the Son
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Jan, 2017
Summary: Ephesians 1:7-10 shows us the blessings of redemption.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ephesians 1:7-10
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 99
Freddy Fritz avatar
Introduction to Ephesians
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Jan, 2017
Summary: God's call as set forth in Ephesians 1:1-2 shows the beginning of God's supreme purpose for believers.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-2
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 42
Michael Cariño avatar
Traits of the Truly Rich
Shared by: Michael Cariño on Jan, 2017
Summary: Big Idea: Knowing Your Wealth in Christ Enables You to Walk for Christ.
William R. Nabaza avatar
Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the deep knowledge of JESUS
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Dec, 2016
Summary: To show that GOD is the LORD JESUS CHRIST Himself in us as Wisdom and Revelation having within us His deep and intimate relationship.
Chris Appleby avatar
God’s Eternal Plan
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Dec, 2016
Summary: God’s great plan is eternal because he set it out before the creation of the world, because it’s effective right now and because it reaches into the future to the end of time. This eternal, cosmic plan is being worked out day by day and we’re part of it.
Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-14
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 0
Jeff Ecklund avatar
Better Together
Shared by: Jeff Ecklund on Dec, 2016
Summary: This message is about being thankful and being built and better together than alone.
Denomination: *other
Views: 0
Michael Stark avatar
Serving Together
Shared by: Michael Stark on Nov, 2016
Summary: If Jesus is Lord over all things in the church, how much freedom do I have to quit because I am offended?
Scripture: Ephesians 1:16-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 62
Richard L. Brown avatar
Meant For Each Other
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.
Efren Narido avatar
Blessing To Be Chosen
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
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: 62
Ken Henson avatar
In Christ
Shared by: Ken Henson on Sep, 2016
Summary: What does it mean to be IN CHRIST?
Scripture: Ephesians 1:7-13
Denomination: *other
Views: 98
Perry Anderson avatar
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!
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
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: 1,048
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
Chuck Brooks avatar
History is “His Story”
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.
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
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
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.
Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 822
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
The Holy Spirit / The Miracle Within
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Jan, 2016
Summary: The Holy Spirit, the Miracle within guides us to be a miracle without. This is based off of my 2010 Message "Holy Spirit - The Miracle Within" with different Illustrations.
Daniel Habben avatar
A God's-Eye View of Christ's Power and A Christian's Position
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Jan, 2016
Summary: Paul prays that we get to know God better so we see better the blessings he has in store for us now and in eternity.
Series: Ephesians
Scripture: Ephesians 1:15-23
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 411
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: 1,222
Matthew Botha avatar
Unstoppable prayer
Shared by: Matthew Botha on Nov, 2015
Summary: What does Paul pray for in Ephesians 1?
Series: Prayer
Scripture: Ephesians 1:15-23
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 774
Bruce Lee avatar
Something In Between
Shared by: Bruce Lee on Nov, 2015
Summary: A salute to Veterans. The kind of loyalty and unity and love and oneness that is hard to find. The meaning of Church membership.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Ephesians 1:22-23
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 6,749
Bishop Dr. Julius Soyinka avatar
Shared by: Bishop Dr. Julius Soyinka on Oct, 2015
Summary: Christ has all the power in heaven and on earth, portions of this power has been given to everyone that believes in His name and that is living a new life by the works of His redemption. Such people are expected to walk in dominion in every area.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Ephesians 1:19-23
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 10,688