Beholding Christ, knowing God
Spurgeon once told a group of pastors, “When a man is upstairs in bed, and cannot do any hurt, you pray for him. When he is downstairs, and can do no end of mischief, you do not pray for him.”
Kept by God in Christ
Several people are unsure of their salvation. If you ask them about it, they say, “I hope I’m saved. Who am I to say whether I’m going to Heaven or not?”
But that’s not biblical. You can be sure of your salvation (or lack thereof).
Let’s look at the rest of Paul’s long sentence in Ephesians 1.
Redeemed by God in Christ
Last week, if you remember, I said Ephesians 1:3-14 is one sentence in Greek. And I focused on verses 3 through 6. Now, I want to look at verses 7 through 10.
Chosen by God in Christ
I recently began a series through the Book of Ephesians called “Family of God.” For the next several weeks, I want us to see a community that finds common ground in belonging to God and what it means to walk worthily as a member of that family.