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Ephesians 1 - NIV

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—


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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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
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.
Chris Jordan avatar
Better Together: My Family's Journey with God
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.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ephesians 1:5
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 969
Richard Vartenisian avatar
The Price Paid
Shared by: Richard Vartenisian on Feb, 2015
Summary: Redemption
Series: Ephesians
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Spiritual Blessings
Shared by: Richard Vartenisian on Feb, 2015
Summary: What Paul found important
Series: Ephesians
Paul Basehore avatar
Jehovah Shalom - God is Peace
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Feb, 2015
Summary: Fear is a self-preservation instinct -- it's designed to protect us from something that may cause us real or imagined harm. But Jesus says in Matthew not to fear death, but to fear God. What's the difference?
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God's Great Rescue Plan (Orphans - Foster Children)
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
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,210
John Romeo  Verastigue Etis avatar
Attributes of God's Will
Shared by: John Romeo Verastigue Etis on Dec, 2014
Summary: This talks about the characteristics of God's Will that helps us to understand who He truly is.
David Taylor avatar
The Glory of God
Shared by: David Taylor on Jun, 2014
Summary: 1. God is the center of his own existence 2. Biblical texts show God's Zeal for His Own Glory -God chose his people for his glory 3. Why this gives us great confidence he is committed to our good
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
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The Centrality of Christ
Shared by: Billy Ricks on Feb, 2014
Summary: Second week of the Ephesians Series. God designed the Church to Be Christ centered. If we are Christ centered we will speak well of God and fulfill our purpose.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,146
Tom Fuller avatar
Does God Like Me?
Shared by: Tom Fuller on Feb, 2014
Summary: Even after you come to know Jesus we often feel that though God may love us because of Jesus, He doesn’t like us very well. Learn the truth about how God feels about you and the destiny He has for you.
Scripture: Ephesians 1:5-6
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,231
Tom Fuller avatar
Blueprints of the Universe
Shared by: Tom Fuller on Jan, 2014
Summary: How is that God knew whom He was going to choose before the universe began? And how does that speak to God's fairness?
Scripture: Ephesians 1:4
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 353
Clay Gentry avatar
To The Praise Of His Glory
Shared by: Clay Gentry on Sep, 2013
Summary: Why did God send Jesus to save us? It might surprise most Christians to learn it wasn't so we could go to heaven? So what was it? In this lesson we will explore why God saved us.
Ken Pell avatar
Adopted by God
Shared by: Ken Pell on Aug, 2013
Summary: Did you know that you and I can be adopted by God? “Adopted” means that God want you to be part of His family and he wants to take care of you. He does that because he loves you.
Scripture: Ephesians 1:4-6
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 744
Jerry Shirley avatar
The Trinity in Salvation
Shared by: Jerry Shirley on Jan, 2013
Summary: All 3 persons of the Trinity play a role in our salvation. What we are redeemed from, by, and for.
based on 25 ratings
Scripture: Ephesians 1:4-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,219
Monte Brown avatar
God Has Chosen You
Shared by: Monte Brown on Oct, 2012
Summary: Like the potter placing the clay on his wheel and fashions a vessel, God carefully fashions you on His wheel. You are His creation and he is very proud of how you look.
Scripture: Ephesians 1:4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,956
Jonathan McLeod avatar
Adopted by Grace
Shared by: Jonathan McLeod on Feb, 2012
Summary: Believers have been welcomed into God's family.
Series: Ephesians
Scripture: Ephesians 1:5-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,545
Chuck Sligh avatar
The Elephant in the Room: Corporate-Vocational Election
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Feb, 2012
Summary: Election is one of the thorniest, controversial issues among biblical Christians. The 2 main views are Calvinism and Arminianism. But are these the only alternatives? This sermon examines the Corporate-Vocational View of Election.
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Ephesians 1:4-5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,406
Jonathan McLeod avatar
Chosen by Grace
Shared by: Jonathan McLeod on Feb, 2012
Summary: Those who are chosen by God are valued by God and responsible to God.
Series: Ephesians
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Ephesians 1:4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,375
Steve Shepherd avatar
Chosen In Christ
Shared by: Steve Shepherd on Jan, 2012
Summary: Paul explains our chosen position in Christ in this text. 1- We are chosen in Christ 2- We were chosen in Christ before the world 3- We were chosen in Christ for a purpose
Johnny Palmer avatar
Shared by: Johnny Palmer on Dec, 2011
Summary: Wow!
Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 383
David Welch avatar
Specially Chosen
Shared by: David Welch on Feb, 2011
Summary: 3rd in the series dealing with election.
Scripture: Ephesians 1:4
Views: 634
David Welch avatar
Purposefully Adopted
Shared by: David Welch on Feb, 2011
Summary: 6th in series dealing with adoption in Christ.
Scripture: Ephesians 1:5-6
Views: 639
Kyle Sullivan avatar
God’s Sovereignty, Man’s Responsibility
Shared by: Kyle Sullivan on Jun, 2010
Summary: What God does and what man does...
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ephesians 1:4-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 696
Chris Jordan avatar
One Big Happy Family - God's Plan for the Church
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Sep, 2009
Summary: God’s plan for the church is that we would be One Big Happy Family. In order to do this, we need to L.A.U.G.H: Love, Acceptance, Unity, Generosity and Helping.
based on 20 ratings
Scripture: Ephesians 1:4-5
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 6,991
Aaron Fenlason avatar
Predestined to Adoption
Shared by: Aaron Fenlason on Jun, 2009
Summary: An exposition of Ephesians 1:5-6.
Series: Ephesians
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ephesians 1:5-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 540
Ken McKinley avatar
Predestined by Love
Shared by: Ken McKinley on Mar, 2009
Summary: Looking at how God’s love has predestined us - Part three of our study in Ephesians.
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,911
Ken McKinley avatar
Election Equals Affection
Shared by: Ken McKinley on Mar, 2009
Summary: A look at the Biblical teaching on Election and how this doctrine shows us the love of God in Christ.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 642