Perspective is Everything

Perspective is Everything

Ephesians 1:3-14

 

THE CONTEXT

Paul wrote Ephesians while in prison, and therefore, had time to reflect and add theological/doctrinal detail. It makes one realize that God works his purposes in our lives through the good times and through the difficulties. Prison gave Paul the time he needed to give us a rich and thorough sense of what God has done for us through his Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

 

INTRODUCTION

“The opening section of Ephesians (1:3–2:10), which describes the new life God has given us in Christ, divides itself naturally into two halves, the first consisting of praise and the second of prayer. In the ‘praise’ half, Paul blesses God because He has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing (1:3–14); while in the ‘prayer’ half he asks that God will open our eyes to grasp the fullness of this blessing (1:15–2:10).” Observing Paul’s focused praise helps us approach the table of our Lord today.

 

Chronicles’ Gate?

 

Explosion of Praise

 

The Tragedy and Glory of it!

 

Perspective is everything!

 

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