All Spiritual Blessings in Christ

Text: Ephesians 1:3-14

Spiritual Blessings

  • Predestination (v. 4-5) — God was able to foreknow who would be saved: those who were holy and blameless
  • Grace (v. 6) — God’s gift of salvation, given to us freely, not according to what we deserve
  • Redemption (v. 7) — God purchased us, bought us back from our bondage to sin
  • Forgiveness (v. 7) — sin separates us from God; He made it possible to have fellowship with Him once again
  • Revelation (v. 8-9) — to lead us to Christ
  • Inheritance (v. 11) — available to children, heirs
  • Pledge (v. 13-14) — God has assured us that He will save us if we follow Him

These are in Christ

  • Predestination — “He chose us in Him” (v. 4)
  • Grace — “freely bestowed on us in the Beloved” (v. 6)
  • Redemption — “In Him we have redemption” (v. 7)
  • Forgiveness — “In Him we have … the forgiveness of our trespasses” (v. 7)
  • Revelation — “He made known to us the mystery … which He purposed in Him” (v. 9)
  • Inheritance — “In Him also we have obtained an inheritance” (v. 10-11)
  • Pledge — “In Him … after listening to the message of truth … sealed … given as a pledge” (v. 13-14)

How to Get in Christ — through baptism (Romans 6:3; Galatians 3:27)

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