Chosen By The Father (Ephesians 1:1-6)

Chosen by the Father Ephesians 1:1-6

Ephesians 1:1-6

I. The importance of being “in Christ”

    A. “Every spiritual blessing” (Ephesians 1:3)
    B. “In Christ” (Ephesians 1:1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13; Galatians 3:27)

II. Chosen by the Father “in Christ”

    A. Beware of Calvinistic error
    B. God set the standard (Eph. 1:3-5; Gal. 3:27; Rom. 6:3; 2 Thess. 2:13-14)
    C. “Holy and without blame” (Ephesians 1:4; 5:25-27)

III. The purpose of our adoption

    A. By adoption, we are afforded all privileges of family membership
    B. Because of that, we should manifest praise to God
    C. “He made us accepted in the Beloved” (Ephesians 1:6; Isaiah 59:1-2; Revelation 17:14)

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