Notes Perfect Fit 1 Overview

From Perfect Fit 1 Video
Notes Perfect Fit 1 Overview
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Paul the author of Ephesians was Eph 1:1;Eph 3:1,7,13;Eph 4:1; Eph 6:19-20
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  • An apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God –Ephesians 1:1
    • not from men, nor by human agency, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised him from the dead –Galatians 1:1
      Paul’s authority as an apostle comes from God – notice the trinity?
  • Prisoner of Christ
    The prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles– –Ephesians 3:1
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    Therefore, I, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called –Ephesians 4:1

    • Ephesians is grouped with Philippians, Colossians, Philemon, 2 Timothy, as an Epistle written from prison{in Rome}.
    • Not only a prisoner in Rome but of Christ=>under all aspects of life Paul belongs to Christ. Whatever he is, does, or suffers, it is as Christ’s property. There is also an obvious reference to the fact that his imprisonment was for Christ’s cause=>the sake of the Gentiles
    • Ephesians 3:1;Ephesians 4:1;Philemon 1:1; Philemon 1:9; 2 Timothy 1:8
  • A servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me{Paul} through the working of His power. –Ephesians 3:7
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  • Ephesians 3:13 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
    13 So I ask you not to lose heart [not to faint or become despondent through fear] at what I am suffering in your behalf. [Rather glory in it] for it is an honor to you. –Ephesians 3:13

    • *Paul’s suffering has brought about their salvation, =>his suffering/tribulation must be viewed as more than his present imprisonment in Rome; it would be a general description of his ministry overall
    • *Philippians 1:27-28 offers an interesting parallel: The believers’ courage in the face of adversity is a sign of their salvation.
  • Pray also for me, so that when I speak, a message may be given to me to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. –Ephesians 6:19-20
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We are building a foundation on which to stand, dressed in the full armor of God.
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  1. Ephesians 1:3-4Blessing– because of Jesus
  2. Ephesians 2:4-7Alive in Christ

    John 10:10-11 – Thief comes to kill & destroy; The good shepherd gives abundant life!

  3. Ephesians 3:5-6Mystery – part of mystery
  4. Ephesians 4:11-14Gifts – According to God’s goodness
  5. Ephesians 5:8-11Out with the old{sin}
  6. Ephesians 6:6,10-12Relationships – trust the Holy Spirit in relationships

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