THE GLORY OF GOD OUR SUNDAY MORNING PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE
We described this letter in our introduction video clip; therefore let us describe to you how Paul starts this letter out. Paul begins this letter with praise and thanksgiving offered to God the Father, who blesses us in Jesus, who redeems us, the Holy Spirit, who seals us. Paul celebrates all the spiritual “blessings” available to all believers in Jesus, the Anointed One. This means that He is the one through whom God has acted to rescue the world. But more than that, He is the Lord to whom we belong and the spiritual place where all believers are presently located. In God’s purpose, heaven has come down to where we live so that we now occupy this wonderful realm where salvation is at work, where God’s truth and beauty are a reality, and where we wait as the rest of His plan is worked out.
Here is how Paul writes this very important letter with one continuous sentence and heaps praise and thanksgiving upon God the Father, he says, “Blessed be God, the Father of our Lord Jesus the Anointed One, who grants us every spiritual blessing in these heavenly realms where we live in the Anointed—not because of anything we have done, but because of what He has done for us. God chose us to be in a relationship with Him even before He laid out plans for this world; He wanted us to live holy lives characterized by love, free from sin, and blameless before Him. He destined us to be adopted as His children through the covenant Jesus the Anointed inaugurated in His sacrificial life. This was His pleasure and His will for us. Ultimately God is the one worthy of praise for showing us His grace; He is merciful and marvelous, freely giving us these gifts in His Beloved. Visualize this: His blood freely flowing down the cross, setting us free! We are forgiven for our sinful ways by the richness of His grace, which He has poured all over us. With all wisdom and insight, He has enlightened us to the great mystery at the center of His will. With immense pleasure, He laid out His intentions through Jesus, a plan that will climax when the time is right as He returns to create order and unity—both in heaven and on earth—when all things are brought together under the Anointed royal rule. In Him we stand to inherit even more. As His heirs, we are predestined to play a key role in His unfolding purpose that is energizing everything to conform to His will. As a result, we—the first to place our hope in the Anointed One—will live in a way to bring Him glory and praise. Because you, too, have heard the word of truth—the good news of your salvation—and because you believed in the One who is truth, your lives are marked with His seal. This is none other than the Holy Spirit who was promised as the guarantee toward the inheritance we are to receive when He frees and rescues all who belong to Him. To God be all praise and glory! Click on the video clip below to watch the teaching of this lesson by Pastor Davis.
We will be teaching the entire Book of Ephesians in video. To view and listen to the teaching of this important book as it unfolds weekly, click on the link below: http://www.youtube.com/davistheteacher/
Now let us conclude this service with Richard Smallwood prayer and praise
We bless this service to you in Jesus name and encourage you to return each and every Sunday Morning for more uplifting Bible Teaching, Prayer and Praise. Also visit us everyday to study and learn the word as God has provided it to us, that we may share it with you in Jesus name. Let us encourage you to grow in His grace and mercy and you encourage someone else to do the same. I pray for you and you pray for me! Thank you for visiting with us. I remain your brother in Jesus Christ, Pastor Davis/Master Teacher!
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