Sermon: “The Blessings of God and the Benefits of Christ’s Salvation” (Ephesians 1:1-14)


Sermon Title: “The Blessings of God and the Benefits of Christ’s Salvation”
Text:Ephesians 1:1-14

Date: Sunday, January 14, 2018

Speaker: Pastor Joseph

Key words/phrases

Verse 1

  • Apostle, the will of God

Verse 2

  • Grace, peace, spiritual blessing, heavenly places

Verse 4

  • Chose, holy, blameless
  • Verse 5
    • love, predestined, adoption

    Verse 6

    • redemption, forgiveness, the blood of Christ

    Verse 9

mystery of his will, purpose

Verse 10

  • a plan, fullness of time, unite

Verse 11

  • Inheritance, predestined, purpose, counsel of his will

Verse 13

  • Word of truth, gospel of salvation, sealed, Holy Spirit

I. The Spiritual Blessings of God  (vv, 4, 7-8, 10-12)

  • The election of God
  • The predestination of God
  • The redemption of God
  • The revelation of God’s mystery
  • The forgiveness of God
  • The cosmic unity of all things through Christ
  • The inheritance of our salvation
  • The hope of God
  • The Gospel of salvation
  • The Promised Spirit of God

II. The extravagance of God’s grace in salvation (Vv. 6, 7,9, 12)

  • To the praise of his glorious grace
  • According to the riches of his grace
  • To the praise of his glory

III. The Glory of Christ in our Salvation (vv.1, 3-7, 9-15)

  • “In Christ,” we are chosen for holiness and blamelessness .
  • “In Christ,” we are predestined to be adoptive sons and daughters of God.
  • “In Christ,” we have our inheritance.
  • “In Christ,” we received redemption and forgiveness of trespasses.
  • “In Christ,” all things will be united.
  • “In Christ,” God lavishes his love upon us.
  • “In Christ,” God says YES!


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Sermon Notes The Blessings of God and the Benefits January 14 2018