1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,
To God’s holy people in Ephesus,[a] the faithful in Christ Jesus:
2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Praise for Spiritual Blessings in Christ
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5 he[b] predestined us for adoption to sonship[c] through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8 that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, 9 he[d] made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. 11 In him we were also chosen,[e] having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13 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, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.
Bible Study Archives
EstherBeginning Monday, April 25th, 2011 we will be studying 'Esther'. This will be our last study before the summer break and we will reconvene again in the fall.
Posted Apr 20, 2011, 7:18 AM by Michelle Gardner
New Year, New Study!We are just beginning the Book of Psalms so it's a great time to join us! We've missed the last two Tuesdays due to inclement weather but plan ...
Posted Jan 20, 2011, 1:11 PM by Michelle Gardner
Saturday April 17thWe began a new alignment in October of 2009 and started the bible study with the book of Luke. This page will contain the attachments for our bible study materials ...
Posted Apr 17, 2010, 9:09 AM by Michelle Gardner