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Summary: To prove in writing that GOD made us sit down together with the LORD JESUS CHRIST in His Throne by virtue of being with Him.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you seated with CHRIST in the Heavens?

Yes.

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers/unbelievers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To prove in writing that GOD made us sit down together with the LORD JESUS CHRIST in His Throne by virtue of being with Him.

IV. TEXT:

Ephesians 2:6 (Amplified Bible)

And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship, glorify, adore, bless, honor, acknowledge and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You made me sit down together with You in Your Throne in the Heavens.

VI. TITLE:

We are seated together in heavens in CHRIST JESUS

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Apostle Paul

B. Date written: 60 A.D. to 64 A.D.

C. Purpose: To show believers their position in CHRIST and encourage them to walk accordingly

D. To whom written: church at Ephesus

VIII. MAIN BODY:

Ephesians 2:6 (Amplified Bible)

And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

Ephesians 2:6 (King James Version)

And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

A. The LORD JESUS CHRIST has raised me together with Him

"And He raised us up together with Him"

Romans 6:4-5 (Amplified Bible)

We were buried therefore with Him by the baptism into death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious [power] of the Father, so we too might [habitually] live and behave in newness of life.

For if we have become one with Him by sharing a death like His, we shall also be [one with Him in sharing] His resurrection [by a new life lived for God].

Ephesians 1:19-20 (Amplified Bible)

And [so that you can know and understand] 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,

Which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His [own] right hand in the heavenly [places],

Colossians 1:18 (Amplified Bible)

He also is the Head of [His] body, the church; seeing He is the Beginning, the Firstborn from among the dead, so that He alone in everything and in every respect might occupy the chief place [stand first and be preeminent].

Colossians 2:12-13 (Amplified Bible)

[Thus you were circumcised when] you were buried with Him in [your] baptism, in which you were also raised with Him [to a new life] through [your] faith in the working of God [as displayed] when He raised Him up from the dead.

And you who were dead in trespasses and in the uncircumcision of your flesh (your sensuality, your sinful carnal nature), [God] brought to life together with [Christ], having [freely] forgiven us all our transgressions,

Colossians 3:1-3 (Amplified Bible)

IF THEN you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth.

For [as far as this world is concerned] you have died, and your [new, real] life is hidden with Christ in God.

B. The LORD JESUS CHRIST has made me sit down together with Him in the heavenly sphere by being with Him

"and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One)"

Matthew 26:29 (Amplified Bible)

I say to you, I shall not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it with you new and of superior quality in My Father’s kingdom.

Luke 12:37 (Amplified Bible)

Blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are those servants whom the master finds awake and alert and watching when he comes. Truly I say to you, he will gird himself and have them recline at table and will come and serve them!

Luke 22:29-30 (Amplified Bible)

And as My Father has appointed a kingdom and conferred it on Me, so do I confer on you [the privilege and decree],

That you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

John 12:26 (Amplified Bible)

If anyone serves Me, he must continue to follow Me [to cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying] and wherever I am, there will My servant be also. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.

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