In Christ We Have Redemption (Ephesians 1:7-10)Duane Weaver, July 12, 2015
Part of the Sermon series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
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Ephesians 1:7a – Redemption through His blood. What a high price He paid! Jesus gave His very life to rescue us from eternal damnation. What should be my response? Hebrews 10:22 – Have my heart sprinkled from an evil conscience and my body washed with pure water.
Ephesians 1:7b – The forgiveness of sins. What should my response be? Ephesians 4:32 – Be kind and tenderhearted to others. Forgive.
Ephesians 1:7c – The riches of His grace. My response? Be gracious toward others.
Ephesians 1:9 – Having made known to us the mystery of His will. My response? Share the Gospel with others. Everyone needs to know.
Ephesians 1:10 – To gather together in one all things in Christ. My response? Ephesians 1:12 – That I should be to the praise of His glory.
Jesus is Lord and King! What can I give Him for all these “blessings in Christ”? Everything I have!
7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, 8 which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight 9 making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ 10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. (ESV)