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May 25, 2008 | Lance Hahn

Ephesians - Part 1

Glorious Riches
Ephesians Series – Pt. 1
5/24/08-5/25/08
Ephesians Chapter 1
What True Believers Have in Christ

“The believer is seen as the recipient of all spiritual blessings. Hence he has no need to seek additional blessings from God. He must, instead, appropriate the ones that already have been provided.”  The Wycliffe Bible Commentary

“The fact that the letter was designed to be published, shows that (Paul) was not unwilling that those high doctrines should be made known to the world at large; still they pertained particularly to the church, and they are doctrines which should be particularly addressed to the church. They are rather suited to comfort the hearts of "Christians," than to bring "sinners" to repentance. These doctrines may be addressed to the church with more prospect of securing a happy effect than to the world. In the church they will excite gratitude, and produce the hope which results from assured promises and eternal purposes; in the minds of sinners they may arouse envy, and hatred, and opposition to God.”  Barne’s Notes Commentary


Prayer for ______________ is More ____________ Than Prayer For ______


Outline
What’s Already Been Accomplished On Our Behalf 
•    Spiritual Blessings - Eph 1:3 
•    Chosen & Predestined - Eph 1:4-6 
•    Redeemed and Forgiven - Eph 1:7-8 
•    Revelation - Eph 1: 9-10 
•    Displayed for Glory - Eph 1:11-12 
•    Saved - Eph 1:13-14 

What We’re Praying For In Christ
•    Know the Father Better - Eph 1:17 
•    Know the Hope - Eph 1:18a 
•    Know the Inheritance - Eph 1:18b 
•    Know the Power - Eph 1:19 

What Else God Did
•    Raised Christ From the Dead - Eph 1:19b-20 
•    Exalted Christ Above All - Eph 1:21 
•    Put All Things Under Christ - Eph 1:22-23

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