This Is Who We Are in Christ! (Ephesians 1:1-14)

The following is an outline for a sermon preached at Pioneer Bible Church on May 1, 2022. The context of Ephesians is plural. Literally, Paul is speaking to “you all” throughout the letter. However, individual believers in Christ make up that group. Therefore, I have also listed each of these blessings in the first person. Every believer in Jesus can say, “I am a saint, blessed, chosen, etc.”

This Is Who We Are in Christ! (Ephesians 1:1-14)

In Christ…

  1. We are saints! (I am a saint!) (v. 2)
  2. We are blessed! (I am blessed!) (v. 3)
  3. We are chosen! (I am chosen!) (v. 4)
  4. We are adopted! (I am adopted!) (v. 5)
  5. We are accepted! (I am accepted!) (v. 6)
  6. We are redeemed! (I am redeemed!) (v. 7)
  7. We are forgiven! (I am forgiven!) (vv. 7-8)
  8. We are knowledgeable of God’s Christ-centered will! (I am knowledgeable of God’s Christ-centered will!) (vv. 9-10)
  9. We are God’s inheritance! (I am part of God’s inheritance!) (vv. 11-12)
  10. We are sealed with the Holy Spirit! (I am sealed with the Holy Spirit!) (vv. 13-14)

This is all to the praise of God’s glorious grace! (v. 6)
This is all to the praise of God’s glory! (vv. 12, 14).
Blessed be God who has blessed us in Christ with every blessing of the Spirit in the heavens! (v. 3)