Today we join Pastor David Crespo in the book of Ephesians with a wonderful message from the longest continuous sentence found anywhere in Scripture, as translated from the Greek. Pastor David has titled the message, “REDEEMED, RICH & WRAPPED” – The Truth About You. A message that reminds us exactly what God’s Word has to say about the believer. We see through God’s Word how God views us as individuals in Christ! Let’s listen in!
Ephesians 1:3-14 New King James Version
Redemption in Christ
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, 5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He [a]made us accepted in the Beloved.
7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace 8 which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and [b]prudence, 9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, 10 that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, [c]both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him. 11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, 12 that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.
13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who[d] is the [e]guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.
a. Ephesians 1:6 Lit. bestowed grace (favor) upon us
b. Ephesians 1:8 understanding
c. Ephesians 1:10 NU, M omit both
d. Ephesians 1:14 NU which
e. Ephesians 1:14 down payment, earnest
New King James Version (NKJV)
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