SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018

Read Ephesians 1:1-14 NIV   

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. -- Ephesians 4:1 NIV  

I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of his people and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been the benefactor of many people, including me. -- Romans 16:2 NIV  

How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? -- Hebrews 10:14 NIV  


Apart from Christ

Dead in transgressions and sins

Following the ways of the world

Ruled by the ruler of the kingdom of the air

Enslaved to the cravings and desires of our sinful nature

Objects of wrath

Separate from Christ


Apart from Christ

Excluded from citizenship in Israel

Foreigners to the covenants of the promise

Without hope

Without God

Far away

No identity as a people


In Christ

Blessed with every spiritual blessing

Chosen before the creation of the world

Saints, Holy, Blameless

Brought near

Fellow citizens

Adopted as sons and daughters

Given grace, saved

Redeemed, Forgiven


In Christ

Dwelling place of God’s Spirit

Members of God’s households


Included in Christ

Sealed by the Holy Spirit

Recipients of God’s lavish grace

Recipients of God’s glorious inheritance


In Christ

Alive with Christ

Building blocks of God’s temple

Raised with Christ; Seated with Christ

Alive with Christ

God’s workmanship

Members of a new humanity

Have access to the Father