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Who We Are In Christ: Position (2 of 13)
Series: Magnificent Jesus/Extraordinary Life (Ephesians)
Ephesians 1:15 - 23
The book is broken up into 2 sections: 1) the Believers Position, chapters 1 - 3, and 2) the Believers Practice chapters 4 - 6. This is important to understand that Position always precedes practice. Practice does not secure Position, rather your Position secures your practice. In other words God does not accept you on your Practice but rather on your Position secured in Christ.
Paul wrote Ephesians around A.D 62 from a prison cell in Rome. It was written to Gentile Believers living in the city of Ephesus. The City of Ephesus was a world class city. It would be considered an ancient Las Vegas. One of the 7 wonders of the world, Temple of Diana, was built there. The city was given over to sexuality, lavish and lascivious lifestyle.
Paul help establish an incredible local church that was impacting the city. People's lives were being changed and Jesus was being preached. Paul is now writing to encourage
Last week: Was about us being Chosen by God. Because of that Praise should be a natural response to all that God has done. Now because of all that Christ has done we can begin to Pray because of our Position in Christ.
Text: Ephesians 1:15-23
I. Paul's Proclamation To The Saints v. 15 - 16
A. Faith in the Lord
1. There is not just a knowledge of Jesus but there must be a faith and trust in
2. America is into Spirituality. Spirituality is a buzz word to indicate a good
Person. One who is reaching out for something supernatural.
Key Pt: Paul is stating that there must be a Faith in Jesus Christ.
B. Your Love For The Saints John 6:34-35
1. As Christ Followers there must not only be Faith in Jesus but also love for
Our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.
2. The mark of a Christian is Faith in God and Love for God's people.
Key Pt: ...
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