Sermon Notes 14 August 2022
Speaker: Ps Dev Menon
( 8.30am & 10.30am )
Every Spiritual Blessing in Christ
Chosen & Loved
Redeemed & Forgiven
A Guaranteed Inheritance
- What do you remember from the sermon or the passage?
- What is a spiritual blessing? What are the blessings we have received in Christ?
- What was God’s plan from before the foundation of the world?
- How do I fit into God’s plan? How does this knowledge encourage my heart?
Speaker: Ps Vernon Quek
( 3pm & 5pm )
To The Praise of the Father’s Glory
Intro: Paul’s Purpose: Praise! (v3, 6, 12 & 14)
Repetition is key
*Praise Him for…
i. His glorious Plan (v9-10)
The mind-blowing scope of the Plan:
- Before the world’s foundation (v4) to the fullness of time (v10 & v14)
- That will unite ALL things in Christ, things in Heaven and on Earth (v10)
The Plan which is all centred on Jesus.
ii. His glorious Grace (v6)
Blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places… (v3-14)
Chosen (v4); Predestined for Adoption (v5);
Redemption and Forgiveness (v7); A now-and-not-yet Inheritance (v11-14)
Summary: Blessed in Christ to be part of God’s glorious Plan!
Conclusion: So Praise Him!
But what IS our role in God’s glorious Plan?
Questions for Reflection and Discussion:
- How has Paul’s opening in Ephesians helped you to praise God? What about God’s glorious Plan in today’s passage excites you the most personally?
- Why would these verses have been helpful to the original Ephesian Church? (remember Acts 19-20)
- What outstanding questions did you have from today’s passage?
- How will you invest in growing your understanding of your role in God’s Plan through our Ephesians series this year? Share and pray for one another in this!