Summary: Message about being chosen in Christ.
Who Am I – Where Am I – Why?
Chosen In Christ To Be...
3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love 5He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, 6to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. 7In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace
Conformed To The Image Of Christ
Romans 8:29 For whom He foreknew He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son,
“A predetermined relationship in the knowledge of God which He brought into existence by decreeing it into existence before hand.” MacArthur
Blessed With Every Spiritual Blessing
3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
Holy And Blameless Before Him
that we would be holy and blameless before Him.
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Redemption In His Blood – Forgiveness Of Tresspasses
7In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace
You Are Not Your Own
1 Corinthians 6:19 – 20
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? 20For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.
You Are Created For Good Works
Ephesians 2: 10
10For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
12So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; 13bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. 14Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.
15Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. 16Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father