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Ephesians 1:1-2

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 1:1-2
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Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus:
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Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

  1. How was Paul an apostle of Jesus, and who was he writing to?
    Ephesians 1:1
    Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus:
  2. How did he greet them?
    Ephesians 1:2
    Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 1:3-6

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.

Ephesians 1:3-6
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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,
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even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love
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he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
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to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

  1. Where has God blessed us with every spiritual blessing?
    Ephesians 1:3
    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,
  2. Before the foundation of the world, what did He choose us to be?
    Ephesians 1:4
    even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love
  3. What was His plan (pre-destination) for us to be adopted as?
    Ephesians 1:5
    he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
  4. Who has made us accepted in the Beloved?
    Ephesians 1:6
    to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

Ephesians 1:7-12

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.

Ephesians 1:7-12
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In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,
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which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight
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making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ
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as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
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In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,
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so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.

  1. What do we have through His blood?
    Ephesians 1:7
    In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,
  2. How did He make this abound to us?
    Ephesians 1:8
    which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight
  3. What has He made known to us?
    Ephesians 1:9
    making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ
  4. What will He gather together?
    Ephesians 1:10
    as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
  5. What have we obtained in Him? What does He work according to the counsel of His will?
    Ephesians 1:11
    In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,
  6. Who should we be in Christ?
    Ephesians 1:12
    so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.

Ephesians 1:13-14

In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.

Ephesians 1:13-14
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In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,
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who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.

  1. After we believed, what were we sealed with?
    Ephesians 1:13
    In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,
  2. What is the Holy Spirit the guarantee of?
    Ephesians 1:14
    who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.

Ephesians 1:15-21

I do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.

Ephesians 1:15-21
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For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints,
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I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers,
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that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,
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having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
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and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might
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that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places,
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far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.

  1. What did Paul do after he heard of their faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints?
    Ephesians 1:15
    For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints,
    Ephesians 1:6
    to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.
  2. What did he pray would happen to them?
    Ephesians 1:17
    that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,
  3. What did he want them to understand?
    Ephesians 1:18-19
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    having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
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    and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might
  4. Who did God work all these things through, and where did He seat Jesus?
    Ephesians 1:20
    that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places,
  5. Where is Jesus now?
    Ephesians 1:21
    far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.

Ephesians 1:22-23

And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

Ephesians 1:22-23
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And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church,
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which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

  1. What did God put under Jesus' feet, and what is He the head over?
    Ephesians 1:22
    And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church,
  2. What is the church, and what is His body the fullness of?
    Ephesians 1:23
    which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
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