Gene Cunningham - June 9, 2003

Ephesians #3

Ephesians #3

In Psa 103:1-14 David writes with the same theme that Paul amplifies in Eph 1:3. We have even greater cause to thank God. Parallels or expands Colossians Col 1:18-20. God the Father is "blessed" and worthy of our blessings -- our thanksgiving. Blessings to us are a gracious outpouring of the Trinity -- Father is author (Eph 1:3-6); Son is Executor (Eph 1:7-12); Spirit is Agent (Eph 1:13-14). We need no more blessing (Eph 1:3, Isa 30:18). Plan of God includes "all" or "every" spiritual blessing; we have equal standing, opportunity, and assets. There is no "second blessing". Our blessings are secure in the "heavenlies". 2Co 4:4, Mat 6:20 and Eph 2:2 says Satan cannot touch them. Mat 5:1-48 resets our misconception of the blessings. All blessing starts and ends with God. He is the source and recipient (Eph 2:5-7). He "blessed us" before human history began (Aorist tense) (Eph 1:4).

Scripture References: Ephesians 1:3, Isaiah 30:18, Psalms 103:1-14, Ephesians 1:3, Ephesians 1:4, Ephesians 1:13-14, Ephesians 2:5-7, Ephesians 1:7-12, Matthew 5:1-48, Ephesians 1:3-6, Ephesians 2:2, Colossians 1:18-20, Matthew 6:20

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More than any book Ephesians reveals the blessings from God based on our relationship with Jesus Christ by grace through faith. Eph 1:3 is the a key verse. Other key verses by chapter include Eph 2:8 Eph 3:19 Eph 4:1 Eph 5:18 and Eph 6:10-11.

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