Spiritual Blessings in the Son (Ephesians 1:7-12)

Spiritual Blessings in the Son Ephesians 1:7-12

Ephesians 1:7-12

I. Redemption (Ephesians 1:7-8)

    A. Deliverance from sin
    B. “Through His blood” (1 Timothy 2:6; Hebrews 2:9; Rev 1:5; Rom 5:8)
    C. One comes into contact with His blood at baptism (Romans 6:3-4)

II. Knowledge of the mystery of His will (Ephesians 1:9-10)

    A. What is the mystery? (Ephesians 3:6; 2:16)
    B. The revelation of the mystery destroys denominational division (Ephesians 2:16; 4:4)
    C. “The dispensation of the fullness of the times” (Eph 1:10; 3:2; Gal 4:4-5)
    D. Gathering together in one all things in Christ (Ephesians 1:10)

III. An inheritance as the heritage of God (Ephesians 1:11-12)

    A. We belong to Him; we are His (Psalm 4:3)
    B. Conditional upon obedience (Matthew 7:21)
    C. “To the praise of His glory” (Ephesians 1:12, 6, 14; Luke 2:17, 20)

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