These are my notes in preparation for our 7/8/2012 church meeting.
Leader: Raymond Harris
Study Ephesians 1st chapter and Acts 20:35. List all the spiritual blessings in chapter one. Be prepared to study together. Think about this as you study; How does Jesus bless us spiritually?
- We have every spiritual blessing in Jesus.
- We were chosen before creation to be holy and blameless.
- He predestined us to adoption as sons, according to His pleasure and will.
- He has freely given His grace to those in Christ.
- We have redemption because of Jesus' blood.
- We have forgiveness of sins.
- He let us in on His secret ("the mystery") of His will.
- He has brought us all under one head, which is Christ.
- We have been included in Christ.
- We were sealed with the promise of the Holy Spirit, who is our guarantee.
- We have the promise His glorious inheritance.
- Collectively, we are the fullness of GOD who fills everything in every way.
- All of these things are freely given by the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit (Acts 20:35).