Blessings In Christ 2
Audio
Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
August 4, 2019
Central Passage
Ephesians 1:11-23
Subject
PM Sermon
Description

AUGUST 4, 2019 P.M. SERVICE

BLESSINGS IN CHRIST #2

EPHESIANS 1:11-23

INTRODUCTION:

A.  Those “In Christ”:

      1.  Are “chosen of the Father”

      2.  Have been “Redeemed by the blood”

      3.  Have “obtained an inheritance”

B.  A further look at “Blessings In Christ”

I.  THOSE IN CHRIST ARE SEALED BY THE SPIRIT: Ephesians 1:13-14

A.  The earnest of our inheritance; Ephesians 1:14

      1.  Earnest = “A pledge covering the whole inheritance”

      2.  Earnest money given as a pledge of full payment

B.  Seen in our lives as the “Fruit of the Spirit”; Galatians 5:22-23

      1.  As we grow to maturity; II Peter 1:3-8
      2. The inspired writer stated; Hebrews 5:11-6:3

II.  “IN CHRIST” THERE IS RENEWAL OF RELATIONSHIP TO GOD:

       Ephesians 2:1-10 (1, 4-7)

A.  The old man was dead (separated) by sin; Ephesians 2:1

      1.  The Roman letter tells us; Romans 3:23; 6:23

      2.  By nature the children of wrath; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12

B.  Those “in Christ” have been quickened (made alive)

      1.  “Quickened” in the Greek language = “He has made alive”

      2.  Reconciled to God; Ephesians 2:16

      3.  Made citizens and saints; Ephesians 2:19

III.  “IN CHRIST’ WE ARE ONE WITH ALL OTHERS: Ephesians 3-6

A.  The mystery of the kingdom revealed; Ephesians 3:5-6, 9-12

B.  All to be one (united “in Christ”)

      1.  Unity is to be sought after; Ephesians 4:3

      2.  Basis of unity given; Ephesians 4:4-6

      3.  The how of unity revealed; Ephesians 4:12-28

      4.  A spiritual life to be cultivated; Ephesians 4:17-5:21

C.  “In Christ” we are made a part of God’s family; Ephesians 5:32

D.  “In Christ” We must arm ourselves and fight the fight of faith; Ephesians 6:11

CONCLUSION:

A.  All spiritual blessings are in Christ; Romans 1:16-18

B.  Are those blessings yours; Matthew 25:46