Topic: God’s Perfection Plan
Ephesians 1: 3-14 I am bless, chosen, forgiven, accepted, adopted, redeemed, enlightened, inheritance, sealed, and assured.
We have the power of God in our lives so that we can make changes and grow.
Ephesians 2: 1-10; 12-16
We should always remember that we were separated from God before Jesus came.
Through that sacrifice we are united and now apart of God’s household.
We find out about God’s mercy, grace, and forgiveness. Le t us not forget where we were and where we are now because of Christ ( Ephesians 1: 11-22)
Revealed God’s Mystery and Devine Secret
We are heirs , members, sharing in God’s promises. God can still work through us in our struggles and sins.
Ephesians 3: 17b-21
There is no room in the church for racism, or gender differences-we live in a world that is constantly trying to divide us.
Jesus called us to be: humble, gentle, patient, no unwholesome talk, be kind, compassionate, forgiven, be imitators of God, no hint of sexual immorality, foolish talk, impurity, course joking, no hint of greed, parenting advice, children and respect for parents, walk powerfully with God, and be alert and prepared. It is our job to find out what pleases God and do it. Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
****Our enemy is not one another but Satan!
History of the church in Ephesus:
Planted 52 AD (Acts 18:19)
Impact and riot 54/56 AD (Acts 19)
Prayers with Elders 57AD ( Acts 20: 25-37)
Book of Ephesians written 60/61 AD
Instructions for Timothy 62/63 AD (1Tim 1: 3-7)
Book of Revelation written 95/96 AD (Rev. 2:1-5)
Apostasy Church 200 AD
The church will be gone when we have forsaken our first love.
Walk with a God ( Micah 6: 6-8)
We need to allow God’s word and the spirit to impact who we are.
Meetings of the body (Heb. 10:23-25; Acts 2: 42-47)
Church should be a priority and not a second thought. What excuses do we use for not showing up with the body.. The church will be whatever we put into it.
Financial sacrifice to God (Malachi 3: 6-10; Romans 12:1; 2Cor. 9: 7-8)
God calls us to give cheerfully and faithfully.
Our mission (Matt 4: 18-20; 28: 19-20; Luke 19: :10)
God is in control
Ephesians 2: 8-10
We have been saved by grace through faith. As disciples we are much more than we have allowed ourselves to become.