Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Wealth and Walk of a Christ Follower: God’s Amazing Choices

Ephesians 1:4-5

4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5 he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,


Context: the “us” are those who have believed (1:13)

  • Blessing #1 - God chose us to be holy and blameless (v. 4).
    • This choice of God is for those who are in Christ.
    • God has chosen us to be devoted to Him in His eyes.
    • God has chosen us to be faultless in His eyes.
    • God made these choices before He created the world.
  • Blessing #2 - God planned in advance to adopt us into his family (v. 5)
    • God’s advanced plan will be completed.
    • Our adoption gives us family status with God.
    • Our adoption gives us the freedom to live for God.
    • Our adoption gives us an intimate relationship with God
    • Our adoption gives us the assurance that God is our Daddy.
    • Our adoption gives us God’s inheritance.

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