adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight. Will God give us what we want just because we ask? Your Faithlife account signs you in to all our sites. The church is "the fullness of Him", and therefore must display His character. This phrase introduces a series of specific requests; v19: "that you may know .. His incomparably great power for us who believe"; the power of the resurrection, which has worked in us to bring us to faith, which is at work in us, and which is available to us. 17 aso that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being brooted and cgrounded in love, 9 jA little leaven leavens the whole lump. 32 (II)Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, (IJ)forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Such blessings are in Christ, and only in Him. 3 I testify again to every man who accepts circumcision that zhe is obligated to keep the whole law. 11 Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called (CL)the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands— 12 remember (CM)that you were at that time separated from Christ, (CN)alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to (CO)the covenants of promise, (CP)having no hope and without God in the world. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit (KH)in everything to their husbands. 61:10; 2 Cor. 2:4]; See Luke 12:32, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in, [John 3:35; 10:17; Col. 1:13]; See Matt. I n do not cease to give thanks for you, o remembering you in my prayers, These truths are not cold and theoretical, but bring grace and joy into our lives. ESV . [h] 4 But[i] God, being (BS)rich in mercy, (BT)because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even (BU)when we were dead in our trespasses, (BV)made us alive together with Christ—(BW)by grace you have been saved— 6 and raised us up with him and (BX)seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable (BY)riches of his grace in (BZ)kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 14 For sthe whole law is fulfilled in one word: t“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 4 heven as he ichose us in him jbefore the foundation of the world, that we should be kholy and blameless before him. the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing, before the foundation of the world, that we should be. 7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable xriches of his grace in ykindness toward us in Christ Jesus. (1 John 5:14). 15 above]; Col. 4:5; [Prov. 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In him we have obtained z an inheritance, a having been predestined b according to the purpose of him who works all things according to c the counsel of his will, Sorry, an error was encountered while loading part of the book. Sign Up or Login, To Create and Search Notes: Here is security for the true Christian, for the gift and calling of God are irrevocable. the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love. The cost of His blood; God gave His Son to suffer and die, 1 Cor 6.19-20, the great price of redemption. 8 Therefore it says, (GG)“When he ascended on high (GH)he led a host of captives,    and he gave gifts to men.”[o]. 4:7; See Acts 11:23; Rom. Spiritual Blessings in Christ 8 For (CA)by grace you have been saved (CB)through faith. 4:12, 16; 5:30; Col. 1:18, 24; [ch. 5 For sfreedom Christ has tset us free; ustand firm therefore, and do not submit again to va yoke of wslavery. Christians are firstly saints, set apart; they are faithful, believers, saved by faith, and living by faith; they are in Christ Jesus, in union with the Lord and Saviour. Sorry, an error was encountered while loading the book. God's eternal plan is accomplished in Christ (3.11). English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. I warn you, as I warned you before, that dthose who do5 such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 5 For you may be sure of this, that (IV)everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous ((IW)that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. In accordance with His good pleasure and will; the unchanging plan of God. 1:4, Acts 16:25; 1 Cor. Such enlightenment is essential that we might experience more fully God's call and work in our lives. 23 hgentleness, iself-control; jagainst such things there is no law. . 13:9; James 1:6; Jude 12], Rom. as a plan for x the fullness of time, y to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. Christ is now seated at the Father's right hand, the work of salvation completed. Spiritual Blessings in Christ In that case othe offense of the cross has been removed. Our life in Christ today is a fore-taste of the life of Heaven. z far above a all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above b every name that is named, not only in c this age but also in the one to come. which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight h even as he i chose us in him j before the foundation of the world, that we should be k holy and blameless before him. Peace with God is a contrast to our experience in this world. 19 and to know the love of Christ fthat surpasses knowledge, that gyou may be filled with all hthe fullness of God. the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory. By registering for an account, you agree to Faithlife’s. 18 They (HH)are darkened in their understanding, (HI)alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to (HJ)their hardness of heart. 2:15; [Acts 13:26; 15:7], [Heb. Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. 3:8; 5:5; [Col. 2:18, 23], [Matt. 3 e Blessed be f the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing g in the heavenly places, 4 h even as he i chose us in … Cancel {{#items}} {{/items}} Ephesians 1. 59:17; 1 Thess. 12:1; James 1:21; 1 Pet. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus khave crucified the flesh with its lpassions and desires. 2 d Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 6:10; Phil. 3:1; [Isa. Previous Book Previous Chapter Read the Full Chapter Next Chapter Next Book. and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe. 1 Paul, aan apostle of Christ Jesus bby the will of God. 1. 51:17; 52:1; 60:1; Mal. 7 zDo not be deceived: God is not mocked, for awhatever one sows, that will he also reap. Did God know us before we were born? Copy, Some manuscripts saints who are also faithful (omitting in Ephesus), Or before him in love,5 having predestined us, Or he lavished upon us in all wisdom and insight, making known …, Col 1:16 Col 1:20 Eph 3:15 Php 2:9 Php 2:10, 2 Co 6:7 Col 1:5 2 Ti 2:15 Ac 13:26 Ac 15:7, Heb 6:4 Heb 10:32 Re 3:17 Re 3:18 Ac 26:18, Eph 4:15 Eph 5:23 Col 1:18 Col 2:19 1 Co 11:3 Col 2:10, Eph 4:12 Eph 4:16 Eph 5:30 Col 1:18 Col 1:24 Eph 5:23 1 Co 12:27. 4 I therefore, (FN)a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to (FO)walk in a manner worthy of (FP)the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all (FQ)humility and (FR)gentleness, with (FS)patience, (FT)bearing with one another in love, 3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in (FU)the bond of peace. We must love all the saints, not just those who are like us, or those who like us, or those who return our affection. Grace infers man's sinfulness, in actions, words, and character, and man's inability to save himself, to improve himself, and to deserve good from God. 5 For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly dwait for the hope of righteousness. 17 And he came and (CY)preached peace to you who were (CZ)far off and peace to those who were (DA)near. In love 3 (E)Blessed be (F)the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing (G)in the heavenly places, 4 (H)even as he (I)chose us in him (J)before the foundation of the world, that we should be (K)holy and blameless before him.