A Study in Ephesians by Don Merritt – the Life Project

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  1. Off to a Fast Start
  • Posted by Don Merritt on November 4, 2016

To a large degree, chapter one is an introduction to the letter. In the first two verses, Paul identifies himself and addresses his recipients in his usual style, and then he jumps into his introduction beginning in verse 3.

Source: Off to a Fast Start


2. A Guarantee 

  • Posted by Don Merritt on November 5, 2016
  • In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.Ephesians 1:11-14Source A Guarantee

3. Prayer, Power and Potential

  • Posted by Don Merritt on November 6, 2016

Ephesians 1:15-23

Paul continues his opening of this letter by moving on from the glorious things he has been saying about our redemption into giving thanks for it. Yet as we continue reading this section, I’m sure that you, like me can’t help but notice the contrast this prayer of thanksgiving has with the ones we usually hear[ today.]

Source: Prayer, Power and Potential


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Begins here at the life Project https://lifereference.wordpress.com/2016/11/04/a-new-adventure-beckons/

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