06/03/2019 | God’s Purpose for the Church [1/4]: Introduction | 19:58
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:Ephesians 1:1-6
Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
Blessed be the God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;Ephesians 3:8-10
And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world has been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God.
Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Spirit hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.Acts 20:28
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:Romans 3:10-19
There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
Their feet are swift to shed blood:
Destruction and misery are in their ways:
And the way of peace have they not known:
There is no fear of God before their eyes.
Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.Romans 3:23
The soul that sinneth, it shall die.Ezekiel 18:4b
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.Romans 6:23
It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement.Hebrews 9:27
But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgement of God;Romans 2:5-9
Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile.
He [Jesus] said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heavenLuke 10:18
He [the Devil] was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.John 8:44b
Fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.Matthew 10:28
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?Mark 8:36
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.John 3:16
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.Romans 5:8
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the Law, being made a curse for us.Galatians 3:13a
For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.Galatians 3:26-27
For as many of you as have been baptised into Christ have put on Christ.
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.James 4:8
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.Philippians 4:6-8
And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
The righteousness of God
In Christ, you have been accepted by God
The purpose of the church on earth is to glorify God
God’s purpose for the church is to glorify God
God decided, through Christ, to purchase the church with His blood
The church is all those who believe that Christ died for their sin
Satan had legal right to your soul, because of your sin
Jesus traded His life for your life
Jesus shed His blood as payment for your soul
Jesus bought back your soul from Satan
The Love of God sent Jesus onto the cross
Your soul was purchased by Christ, at the request of God
Your soul was purchased by Christ
Redeemed means bought back
Your soul was bought back from Satan
God individually chose you to be a part of His purchasing of the church through Christ’s blood
The primary thing that moved God to include you in what Christ did on the cross, was His love for you
Angels praise God because of His amazing character
Angels praise God for His loving kindness
God gets glorified by the angels, because His loving kindness is made manifest when He forgives a person their sin
The primary reason that God saved you, from the punishment due to you for your sin, was His love for you
The primary reason that God saved you was His love for you
The existence of the church glorifies God
Once you are a Christian, God can still get glorified through you, when you stand upon the righteousness of God
Once you are a Christian, God is glorified through you, when you stand upon the righteousness of God
Once you are a Christian, God can still get glorified through you, when you stand upon the gift of righteousness, which God gave you when you first believed that Christ died for your sin
Once you are a Christian, God can still get glorified through you, when you stand upon the gift of righteousness
Once you are a Christian, God is glorified through you, when you stand upon the gift of righteousness
The purpose of the church is to glorify God
When you believed Christ died for your sin, you were baptised into Christ
When you believed Christ died for your sin, a union was set up between your spirit and Christ
Your spirit is in a marriage union with Christ
Christ is the Head of the church
Your spirit submits to Christ
Christ submits to God
Your spirit submits to God
God made your spirit submit to Him
Your spirit submits to God
Your spirit wants to relate to God
If you draw near to God, God will draw near to you
If you speak to God, He will respond to you, in His own way according to His purpose for you
If you speak to God, He will respond to you
God can give you a peace in your spirit
God can give you a peace in your spirit, which can override any anxious feelings of your flesh
God can give you a peace in your spirit, which can override any anxious feelings in your flesh