Living for Christ in A Fallen Word

Living for Christ in A Fallen Word

Rev. Terry Smith

Text: Ephesians 1:1-5

I.       A Word about Ephesians

     A. The writer and date of writing

     B. Asia and Ephesus

     C. Paul’s labors in Ephesus

II.     A Word of Greeting (1:1, 2)

III. A Word of Thanksgiving (1:3-5)

      A. God bestowed us with blessings.

      B. God chose usIt is a gift from God.  Eph 2:8-9

            It is a loving act of God.  (Isa 53:6)

           The result is the sonship of God.  (Rom 8:15)

           Understanding election.  (2 Thessalonians 2:13)

     C. God predestinated us

     D. God adopted us