Christ Exalted (Ephesians 1:20-23)

Christ Exalted Ephesians 1:20-23

Ephesians 1:20-23

I. In the past

    A. The establishment of the church (Matthew 28:18; Ephesians 3:8-11)
    B. The mystery revealed (Ephesians 3:5; 1 Corinthians 2:8; Genesis 3:15; Psalm 24:7; 110:1; Isaiah 2:2-4; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Daniel 2:44)

II. In the present

    A. God uses us as a part of His plan to exalt Christ (Hebrews 13:15; Matthew 5:16; John 13:34-35; 1 Peter 2:9-12; Romans 10:14-17; Philippians 2:13)
    B. God receives glory in the church – the one body (Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:23; 4:4; 1:10)

III. In the future

    A. He has the power over death (Hebrews 2:14-15; Revelation 1:18; 1 Corinthians 15:24-26)
    B. When He puts an end to death, Christ will be exalted in the church for all eternity (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18)

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