Ephesians 1:1-14

Ephesians 1:1-14

Jun 03, 2020

Passage:Ephesians 1:1-14

Preacher: Mike Sherf

Series: Summer 2020 Ephesians Study

Keywords: worship, election, grace, salvation, unity, blessing, god's sovereignty


The first few minutes of the study were not captured on the recording. Pastor Mike's opening remarks are summarized below:

In our study this evening, we discover the doctrine of election based on grace alone. And before we unpack these first 14 verses, I want to quickly give just 3 of the many reasons why you should care about this doctrine.

First, the doctrine or teaching of God’s election for salvation based on grace alone is one that helps reveal whether people correctly understand other biblical doctrines as well, which, in the end, helps us promote and protect right doctrine here at Five Points.

Discussion question:

Blessing #1 "Chosen for adoption by God the Father" 1:4-6
Blessing #2 "Redeemed for unity by God the Son" 1:7-10
Blessing #3 "Sealed for inheritance by God the Spirit" 1:11-14

What are the grounds or conditions for each of the blessings from God, and what is the proper response to each of these blessings from God?