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Nahum 3

Nahum 3

July 8, 2019

Nahum 3

7/14/2019

 

 

 

Isaiah 28:4

The fading flower of his beautiful splendor,
which is on the summit above the rich valley,
will be like a ripe fig before the summer harvest.
Whoever sees it will swallow it
while it is still in his hand.

 

 

Nahum 3

12 All your fortresses are fig trees
with figs that ripened first;
when shaken, they fall—
right into the mouth of the eater!

 

Mark 13:28-29

28 “Learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves, you know that summer is near. 29 In the same way, when you see these things happening, recognize[e] that he[f] is near—at the door.

 

Luke 2929 Then he told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees.

 

Nahum 3:

I am against you.
This is the declaration of the Lord of Armies.
I will lift your skirts over your face
and display your nakedness to nations,
your shame to kingdoms.
I will throw filth on you
and treat you with contempt;
I will make a spectacle of you.
Then all who see you will recoil from you, saying,
“Nineveh is devastated;
who will show sympathy to her?”
Where can I find anyone to comfort you?........

18 King of Assyria, your shepherds slumber;
your officers sleep.
Your people are scattered across the mountains
with no one to gather them together.
19 There is no remedy for your injury;
your wound is severe.
All who hear the news about you
will clap their hands because of you,
for who has not experienced
your constant cruelty?

 

 

I am against you. –

 

 

18 King of Assyria, your shepherds slumber;
your officers sleep.
Your people are scattered across the mountains
with no one to gather them together.
19 There is no remedy for your injury;+

 

19 There is no remedy for your injury;

 

 

Jeremiah 23:“I will gather the remnant of my flock from all the lands where I have banished them, and I will return them to their grazing land. They will become fruitful and numerous. I will raise up shepherds over them who will tend them. They will no longer be afraid or discouraged, nor will any be missing.” This is the Lord’s declaration

 

John 10: 14 “I am the good shepherd. I know my own, and my own know me, 15 just as the Father knows me, and I know the Father. I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 But I have other sheep that are not from this sheep pen; I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. Then there will be one flock, one shepherd. 17 This is why the Father loves me, because I lay down my life so that I may take it up again. 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down on my own. I have the right to lay it down, and I have the right to take it up again. I have received this command from my Father.”

 

 

 

Joel 2: 32 Then everyone who calls
on the name of the Lord will be saved,
for there will be an escape
for those on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem,
as the Lord promised,
among the survivors the Lord calls.

 

Acts 2:21 21 Then everyone who calls
on the name of the Lord will be saved

 

 

Rev. 21

Yes, I am coming soon.”

Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!

21 The grace of the Lord Jesus[e] be with everyone.[f] Amen.[g]

 

 

Romans 3:24 - 24 They are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. 25 God presented him as an atoning sacrifice[s] in his blood, received through faith, to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his restraint God passed over the sins previously committed.

Isaiah 41: Do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be afraid, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you; I will help you;
I will hold on to you with my righteous right hand.

 

Romans 8: 31 What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?32 He did not even spare his own Son but offered him up for us all. How will he not also with him grant us everything? 33 Who can bring an accusation against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies.

Nahum 1

Nahum 1

June 24, 2019

Nahum 1

06/23/2019

 

 

Nahum 1:1-2

1 The pronouncement concerning Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.

2 The Lord is a jealous and avenging God;
the Lord takes vengeance
and is fierce in[a] wrath.
The Lord takes vengeance against his foes;
he is furious with his enemies.

 

 

The Lord is slow to anger but great in power;
the Lord will never leave the guilty unpunished.
His path is in the whirlwind and storm,
and clouds are the dust beneath his feet.

 

 

He rebukes the sea and dries it up,
and he makes all the rivers run dry.
Bashan and Carmel wither;
even the flower of Lebanon withers.
The mountains quake before him,
and the hills melt;
the earth trembles[b][c] at his presence—
the world and all who live in it.
Who can withstand his indignation?
Who can endure his burning anger?
His wrath is poured out like fire;
even rocks are shattered before him.

 

 

7 The Lord is good,
a stronghold in a day of distress;
he cares for those who take refuge in him.

 

Luke 22: 19 And he took bread, gave thanks, broke it, gave it to them, and said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

20 In the same way he also took the cup after supper and said, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.

 

 

 

Hebrews 8: 5 They serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things. For when Moses was about to erect the tent, he was instructed by God, saying, "See that you make everything according to the pattern that was shown you on the mountain."

 

 

 

Hebews 8: 6 But as it is, Christ has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises. 

7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion to look for a second.

 

 

 

 

 

 

But he will completely destroy Nineveh[d]
with an overwhelming flood,
and he will chase his enemies into darkness.

Whatever you[e] plot against the Lord,
he will bring it to complete destruction;
oppression will not rise up a second time.
10 For they will be consumed
like entangled thorns,
like the drink of a drunkard
and like straw that is fully dry.[f]
11 One has gone out from you,[g]
who plots evil against the Lord,
and is a wicked counselor.

 

 

 

12 This is what the Lord says:

Though they are strong[h] and numerous,
they will still be mowed down,
and he[i] will pass away.
Though I have punished you,[j]
I will punish you no longer.
13 For I will now break off his yoke from you
and tear off your shackles.

 

 

Ephesians 5: 15 Pay careful attention, then, to how you live—not as unwise people but as wise—16 making the most of the time,[d] because the days are evil. 17 So don’t be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is

 

 

 

 

13 For I will now break off his yoke from you
and tear off your shackles.

 

 

 

15 Look to the mountains—
the feet of the herald,
who proclaims peace.
Celebrate your festivals, Judah;
fulfill your vows.
For the wicked one will never again
march through you;
he will be entirely wiped out.

 

 

 Romans10:13-15

13 For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.[c]

 

Revelation 19: Then I saw heaven opened, and there was a white horse. Its rider is called Faithful and True, and he judges and makes war with justice. 12 His eyes were like a fiery flame, and many crowns[d] were on his head. He had a name written that no one knows except himself. 13 He wore a robe dipped in blood, and his name is called the Word of God. 14 The armies that were in heaven followed him on white horses, wearing pure white linen. 15 A sharp[e] sword came from his mouth, so that he might strike the nations with it. He will rule[f] them with an iron rod. He will also trample the winepress of the fierce anger of God, the Almighty. 16 And he has a name written on his robe and on his thigh: King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

 

Romans 10

14 How, then, can they call on him they have not believed in? And how can they believe without hearing about him? And how can they hear without a preacher?15 And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: How beautiful[d] are the feet of those who bring good news.

Father’s Day

Father’s Day

June 24, 2019

Father’s Day

2019

Eph. 6:4Fathers, don’t stir up anger in your children, but bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

 

Eph. 4:Therefore I, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you to live worthy of the calling you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

 

 

 

 

 

17 Therefore, I say this and testify in the Lord: You should no longer live as the Gentiles live, in the futility of their thoughts.

 

Ephesians 5

 

 

15 Pay careful attention, then, to how you live—not as unwise people but as wise— 

 

Eph. 6:4

 

18 And don’t get drunk with wine, which leads to reckless living, but be filled by the Spirit: 19 speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making music with your heart to the Lord,

 

 

 

 

Eph. 5:22-32 ---

 

33 To sum up, each one of you is to love his wife as himself, and the wife is to respect her husband.

 

Walk in Victory

Walk in Victory

June 10, 2019

Put on Victory

Ephesians 6:10-20

June 9, 2019

 

 

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober-minded, be alert. Your adversary the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour.

 

 

Ephesians 6:10 10 Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by his vast strength. 

 

Ephesians 6:11 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the schemes of the devil. 

 

Ephesians 4: Therefore I, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you to live worthy of the calling you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

 

 

Ephesians 6:11 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the schemes of the devil. 

 

 

Ephesians 6:12 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this darkness, against evil, spiritual forces in the heavens

 

 

Ephesians 6:13 13 For this reason take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand. 

 

Ephesians 6:14a  Stand, therefore, with truth like a belt around your waist,

 

Ephesians 6:14b with truth like a belt around your waist, righteousness like armor on your chest,

 

Proverbs 4:30 - Guard your heart above all else,[a]
for it is the source of life!

 

Ephesians 6:15  15 and your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace.

 

 

Ephesians 6:16 16 In every situation take up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

 

 

Ephesians 6:17 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit—which is the word of God. 

 

 

 

Ephesians 6:18

 18 Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.

 

 

Ephesians 6:19-20 19 Pray also for me, that the message may be given to me when I open my mouth to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel. 20 For this I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I might be bold enough to speak about it as I should.

 

Walking in Harmony

Walking in Harmony

June 3, 2019

June 2 2019

5:22- 6:9

Walking in Harmony

 

 

 

Ephesians 5:22-24

22 Wives, submit[e] to your husbands as to the Lord, 23 because the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of the body. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives are to submit to their husbands in everything.

 

 

Ephesians 5:25-26

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing[f] her with the washing of water by the word. 

 

33 To sum up, each one of you is to love his wife as himself, and the wife is to respect her husband.

 

Ephesians 6:1

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, because this is right. Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise,…

 

 

 

 

Ephesians 6:5

Slaves, obey your human[c] masters with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart,…..

 

 

6:5

Slaves, obey your human[c] masters with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as you would Christ.

 

Ephesians 6:6

 Don’t work only while being watched, as people-pleasers, but as slaves of Christ, do God’s will from your heart. 

 

 

Ephesians 6:

Serve with a good attitude, as to the Lord and not to people, 

 

 

Ephesians 5:knowing that whatever good each one does, slave or free, he will receive this back from the Lord

 

But…Serve with a good attitude, as to the Lord and not to people, knowing that whatever good each one does, slave or free, he will receive this back from the Lord.

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew 6:  So whenever you give to the poor, don’t sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be applauded by people. Truly I tell you, they have their reward. But when you give to the poor, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

 

 

And masters, treat your slaves the same way, without threatening them, because you know that both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.

 

 

Serve with a good attitude, as to the Lord and not to people, knowing that whatever good each one does, slave or free, he will receive this back from the Lord.

 

Purity of the New Mind

Purity of the New Mind

May 26, 2019

The Purity of the New Mind

Eph 4:17- 5:21

 

Ephesians 4:17 17 Therefore, I say this and testify in the Lord: You should no longer live as the Gentiles live, in the futility of their thoughts. 

 

 

 18 They are darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them and because[e] of the hardness of their hearts. 19 They became callous and gave themselves over to promiscuity for the practice of every kind of impurity with a desire for more and more

  • Futility of Thoughts apart from Christ

 

  • Darkened in understanding
  • Deep Ignorance
  • Hardened hearts
  • Callous
  • Unclean ---
  • Alienated from God…

 

The Escape

20 But that is not how you came to know Christ, 21 assuming you heard about him and were taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus, 22 to take off[g] your former way of life, the old self that is corrupted by deceitful desires, 23 to be renewed[h] in the spirit of your minds, 24 and to put on[i] the new self, the one created according to God’s likeness in righteousness and purity of the truth.

 

 

Eph. 4:3 –

Therefore I, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you to live worthy of the calling you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

 

28 Let the thief no longer steal. Instead, he is to do honest work with his own hands, so that he has something to share with anyone in need. 

 

Vs. 24 –

24 and to put on[i] the new self, the one created according to God’s likeness in righteousness and purity of the truth.

 

Eph. 5:1-2 –

Therefore, be imitators of God, as dearly loved children, and walk in love, as Christ also loved us and gave himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God. 

 

 

Eph4: 31 Let all bitterness, anger and wrath, shouting and slander be removed from you, along with all malice

 

Eph. 5:6, Let no one deceive you with empty arguments, for God’s wrath is coming on the disobedient[b] because of these things

To whom do we listen?

  • Not yourself ----
  • Luke 9:23-24 ---- “If anyone wants to follow after[d]me, let him deny himself, take up his cross daily, ….
  • Romans 12:2 – The reason Paul do not be conformed be transformed by renewing your mind…. So that you may discern the will of God.
  • Not Satan ----
  • Revelation 12:9 - So the great dragon was thrown out—the ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the one who deceives the whole world…….
  • Not those around you ---
  • Ephesians 5:6 - Let no one deceive you with empty arguments, for God’s wrath is coming on the disobedient[b]because of these things.

 

 

 

 

5:17 17 So don’t be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.

 

4:17 17 Therefore, I say this and testify in the Lord: You should no longer live as the Gentiles live, in the futility of their thoughts

 

20 But that is not how you came to know Christ, 21 assuming you heard about him and were taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus, 22 to take off[g] your former way of life, the old self that is corrupted by deceitful desires, 23 to be renewed[h] in the spirit of your minds, 24 and to put on[i] the new self, the one created according to God’s likeness in righteousness and purity of the truth.

 

Eph. 5:19-21 – 19 speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making music with your heart to the Lord, 20 giving thanks always for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another in the fear of Christ…..

 

 

This is how we submit….

James 4:7 Therefore, submit to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

We Submit…..

Lies we tell ourselves

The sin we enjoy

The Anger that feeds the bitterness we embrace, that produces the foulness of our mouths spoken and thought.

 

 

 

Job 29:14 --- I put on righteousness, and it clothes me.

Psalm 132:9 --- Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness, And let Your godly ones sing for joy.

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race,[j][k][l] a royal priesthood,[m] a holy nation,[n] a people for his possession,[o] so that you may proclaim the praises[p][q] of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

 

 

24 and to put on[i] the new self, the one created according to God’s likeness in righteousness and purity of the truth.

 

Eph 4:1-16

Eph 4:1-16

May 20, 2019

May, 15 2019

Ephesians 4:1-16

Ephesians 4:1-3

Therefore I, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you to live worthy of the calling you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 

 

 

Ephesians 4:3-6

making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope[a] at your calling— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.

 

 

Galatians 3:27-29

27 For those of you who were baptized into Christ have been clothed with Christ. 28 There is no Jew or Greek, slave or free, male and female; since you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, heirs according to the promise.

 

 making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope[a] at your calling— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. For it says:

When he ascended on high,
he took the captives captive;
he gave gifts to people.[b]

But what does “he ascended” mean except that he[c] also descended to the lower parts of the earth?[d] 10 The one who descended is also the one who ascended far above all the heavens, to fill all things. 11 And he himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, 12 equipping the saints for the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ, 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of God’s Son, growing into maturity with a stature measured by Christ’s fullness. 14 Then we will no longer be little children, tossed by the waves and blown around by every wind of teaching, by human cunning with cleverness in the techniques of deceit. 15 But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into him who is the head—Christ. 16 From him the whole body, fitted and knit togetherby every supporting ligament, promotes the growth of the body for building up itself in love by the proper working of each individual part.

 

 

 

 

Look at verse 12

12 equipping the saints for the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ, 

 

 

Because those in Christ…are….

16 From him the whole body, fitted and knit togetherby every supporting ligament, promotes the growth of the body for building up itself in love by the proper working of each individual part.

 

To be in Christ you must…. Repent, believe, confess

Honor and Obey

Honor and Obey

May 15, 2019

Mother’s Day

May 12 2019

Eph. 6:1-3

 

 

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, because this is right. Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise, so that it may go well with you and that you may have a long life in the land.

 

 

 

 

 

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, because this is right. Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise, so that it may go well with you and that you may have a long life in the land.

 

 

 

Children, obey your parents in the Lord….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew 8:27 And the men marveled, saying, "What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?"

Mark 1:27 And they were all amazed, so that they debated among themselves, saying, "What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him."

Mark 4:41 And they became very much afraid and said to one another, "Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?"

 

 

 

Luke 2

41 Every year his parents traveled to Jerusalem for the Passover Festival.42 When he was twelve years old, they went up according to the custom of the festival. 43 After those days were over, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but his parents[u] did not know it. 44 Assuming he was in the traveling party, they went a day’s journey. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends. 45 When they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem to search for him. 46 After three days, they found him in the temple sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 47 And all those who heard him were astounded at his understanding and his answers. 48 When his parents saw him, they were astonished, and his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you.”

49 “Why were you searching for me?” he asked them. “Didn’t you know that it was necessary for me to be in my Father’s house?”[v] 50 But they did not understand what he said to them.

51 Then he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was obedient to them. His mother kept all these things in her heart. 

 

 

 

 

John 2

On the third day a wedding took place in Cana of Galilee. Jesus’s mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples were invited to the wedding as well. When the wine ran out, Jesus’s mother told him, “They don’t have any wine.”

“What does that have to do with you and me,[a] woman?” Jesus asked. “My hour has not yet come.”

“Do whatever he tells you,” his mother told the servants.

Now six stone water jars had been set there for Jewish purification.Each contained twenty or thirty gallons.[b]

“Fill the jars with water,” Jesus told them. So they filled them to the brim. Then he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the headwaiter.”[c] And they did.

When the headwaiter tasted the water (after it had become wine), he did not know where it came from—though the servants who had drawn the water knew. He called the groom 10 and told him, “Everyone sets out the fine wine first, then, after people are drunk, the inferior. But you have kept the fine wine until now.”

11 Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee. He revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him.

12 After this, he went down to Capernaum, together with his mother, his brothers, and his disciples, and they stayed there only a few days.

 

On the third day a wedding took place in Cana of Galilee. Jesus’s mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples were invited to the wedding as well. When the wine ran out, Jesus’s mother told him, “They don’t have any wine.”

“What does that have to do with you and me,[a] woman?” Jesus asked. “My hour has not yet come.”

“Do whatever he tells you,” his mother told the servants.

Now six stone water jars had been set there for Jewish purification.Each contained twenty or thirty gallons.[b]

“Fill the jars with water,” Jesus told them. So they filled them to the brim. Then he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the headwaiter.”[c] And they did.

When the headwaiter tasted the water (after it had become wine), he did not know where it came from—though the servants who had drawn the water knew. He called the groom 10 and told him, “Everyone sets out the fine wine first, then, after people are drunk, the inferior. But you have kept the fine wine until now.”

 

 

John 19

25 Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple he loved standing there, he said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son.” 27 Then he said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.

 

Position in Christ

Position in Christ

May 15, 2019

Eph. 2

   What we are in Christ!

May 5 , 2019

Ephesians 2

 

 

 

Belief + trust = faith

 

 

Eph. 2; And you were dead in your trespasses and sins in which you previously lived according to the ways of this world, according to the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit now working in the disobedient.

 

We too all previously lived among them in our fleshly desires, carrying out the inclinations of our flesh and thoughts, and we were by nature children under wrath as the others were also

 

 

13 But now in Christ Jesus, you who were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

 

 

 

Psalm 49; But God will redeem me
from the power of Sheol,
for he will take me.

 

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Ezekiel 37:  He led me all around them. There were a great many of them on the surface of the valley, and they were very dry. Then he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”….. Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Lord God says to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you will live. I will put tendons on you, make flesh grow on you, and cover you with skin. I will put breath in you so that you come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.”

 

Brought to life

 

Eph. 1:In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he richly poured out on us with all wisdom and understanding

11 In him we have also received an inheritance

13 In him you also were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and when you believed. 

 

12b we who had already put our hope in Christ might bring praise to his glory.

 

 

Why were we brought to life?

 

 

Eph.2:10 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time for us to do.

 

19 So then you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with the saints, and members of God’s household, ….

To be unity in Christ…

 

 

Eph. 2 19 So then you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with the saints, and members of God’s household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building, being put together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. 22 In him you are also being built together for God’s dwelling in the Spirit.

 

 

22 In him you are also being built together for God’s dwelling in the Spirit.

 

John 16

13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth. For he will not speak on his own, but he will speak whatever he hears. He will also declare to you what is to come. 14 He will glorify me, because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you.

 

Ezekiel 37

This is what the Lord God says: I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them, my people, and lead you into the land of Israel. 13 You will know that I am the Lord, my people, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. 14 I will put my Spirit in you, and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I am the Lord. I have spoken, and I will do it. This is the declaration of the Lord.’”

In Christ

In Christ

April 29, 2019

Ephesians 1:1-14

In Christ

 

Ephesians 1:

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God’s will:

To the faithful saints in Christ Jesus[a] at “Tampa

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

 

Ephesians 1:3-14

Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavens in Christ. For he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in love before him.[c] He predestined us to be adopted as sons through Jesus Christ for himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he lavished on us in the Beloved One.

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he richly poured out on us with all wisdom and understanding.[d] He made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he purposed in Christ 10 as a plan for the right time[e]—to bring everything together in Christ, both things in heaven and things on earth in him.

11 In him we have also received an inheritance,[f] because we were predestined according to the plan of the one who works out everything in agreement with the purpose of his will, 12 so that we who had already put our hope in Christ might bring praise to his glory.

13 In him you also were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and when you believed. 14 The Holy Spirit is the down payment of our inheritance, until the redemption of the possession, to the praise of his glory.

 

 

  1. Adopted through Jesus

 

 

 

  1. In Christ we are redeemed

Eph. 1:In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he richly poured out on us with all wisdom and understanding.

 

  • 1 Peter 1:18-19 - 18 For you know that you were redeemed from your empty way of life inherited from your fathers, not with perishable things like silver or gold, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of an unblemished and spotless lamb.

 

 

 

 

  1. In Christ we have an

 

  • according to his good pleasure that he purposed in Christ 10 as a plan for the right time[e]—to bring everything together in Christ, both things in heaven and things on earth in him.

 

 

 

Romans 8: 15 For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear. Instead, you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry out, “Abba,[g]Father!”

 

 

 

  1. The gospel of your salvation!

 

 

13 In him you also were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and when you believed. 14 The Holy Spirit is the down payment of our inheritance, until the redemption of the possession, to the praise of his glory.