Ephesians 1:1-6

Chosen by God, we have every spiritual blessing in Christ.

Bulletin for: 
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Order of worship: 
Discussion Questions: 
  • As believers, we have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ.  Do you have a daily awareness of what those specific blessings are for you in Christ?
  • What earthly blessings are as important or even more important than the spiritual blessings you have in Christ? 
    • Finish this sentence: If this __________ (earthly blessing) is threatened, I have a hard time being content or at peace?
  • Have you ever not been chosen for some group, team, promotion, part in a play, etc.? 
    • What does it mean for you that God chose you before you were even born? 
    • And what does it mean that God chose you before you had done anything good or bad? 
  • God’s choice had a purpose.  While we were not chosen because of our performance, God’s choosing of us had an agenda: That we would be holy and blameless before him.  Is there a disconnect in God’s purposes for you and your own personal purposes?
  • The text mentions that all of these blessings are to the praise of his glorious grace.  How can you keep this connection in your actual life?  In other words, God’s purpose to bless you and make you holy needs to be our main purpose.  When we get off track and pursue our own agendas we begin to misalign ourselves with God and His purposes.

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Church notes: 

Build My Life

Worthy of ev'ry song we could ever sing
Worthy of all the praise we could ever bring
Worthy of ev'ry breath we could ever breathe
We live for You – we live for You

Jesus, the name above ev'ry other name
Jesus, the only one who could ever save
Worthy of ev'ry breath we could ever breathe
We live for You – we live for You (Refrain)

(Refrain)Holy -- there is no one like You
There is none beside You
Open up my eyes in wonder and show me who You are
And fill me with Your heart
And lead me in Your love to those around me

(Bridge)I will build my life upon Your love
It is a firm foundation
I will put my trust in You alone
And I will not be shaken (2x)

Brett Younker | Karl Martin | Kirby Kaple | Matt Redman | Pat Barrett © 2016 Martin, Karl Andrew CCLI#133639

Oh Praise (The Only One)

There is no greater truth than this
There is no stronger love we know
God Himself comes down to live
And makes the sinner's heart His throne

There is no deeper peace than this
No other kindness can compare
He clothes us in His righteousness
Forever free forever heirs

(Refrain) Oh praise the only One
Who shines brighter than ten thousand suns
Death and hell call Him victorious
Praise Him
Oh praise the one true King
Lift it loud till earth and heaven ring
Every crown we lay down at His feet
Praise Him 

There is no sweeter joy than this
There is no stronger hope we hold
We are His forever more
Safe secure by Christ alone (Refrain)

There is no sound that's like the song
That rises up from grateful saints
We once were lost but now we're found
One with Him, we bear His name (Refrain)  

Krissy Nordhoff | Michael Farren | Riley Engquist © 2014 Farren Love And War Publishing CCLI License # 133639