Ephesians and Blessings

Despite trials
Despite Corona Virus
Despite chaos and isolation
Despite chronic and mental illness

. . . Our Ephesians Study begins NOW!

This round of our Ephesians Bible Study is different than it is in the journal. I have formatted #Round2 to fit into my life as it is right now. So, expect three to four posts per a week from me. You may see significantly more, but hopefully not less.

What are your goals for this new study? I would love to hear from you and learn what your goal for this Bible study is. I will share mine in a different message, so stay tuned for my Ephesians goals and our Reading Plan. In the meantime, here is this week’s Reading Plan.

  • Monday: Ephesians 1:1-3
  • Wednesday: Ephesians 1:4-5
  • Friday: Ephesians 1:6-10
  • The Weekend: I will pull out one question from our “Weekly Reflection” found in the actual Ephesians Journal.

Ephesians 1:1-3

This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus. I am writing to God’s holy people in Ephesus, who are faithful followers of Christ Jesus. May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ (NLT).”

From Bridgeway Commentary –

“In introducing himself, Paul reminds his readers that they are saints, God’s holy people, who live their lives in union with Jesus Christ (1:1-2).

He then offers praise to the triune God: in verses 3-6 on account of the Father who planned salvation; in verses 7-12 on account of the Son who made this salvation a reality; and in verses 13-14 on account of the Holy Spirit who guarantees salvation.

God’s blessings, which believers receive because of their union with Christ, are not limited to the things of this world. They lift the lives of believers above everyday things so that now, in the present world, they can enjoy the spiritual blessings of the heavenly world (3). . .”

Have an amazing Monday. Feel free to drop a comment and share prayer requests and how our God is speaking to you. We will pick up Ephesians again on Wednesday.