Paul’s letter to the Ephesians lays out the relationship we can have with God, and the relationship people can have for one another. We are privileged to be heirs by God’s grace, and ought to share that joy with others.
Worship this week:
Saturday 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
10:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Devotions for this week:
Spiritual Blessings, Ephesians 1:1-14 July 9, 2017
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Sunday, Ephesians 1:1-14, Spiritual Blessings
Monday, Ephesians 1:15-19, Paul’s Prayer
Tuesday, Ephesians 1:20-23, Paul’s Prayer
Wednesday, Ephesians 2:1-3, Dying to Living
Thursday, Ephesians 2:4-10, Dying to Living
Friday, Philippians 1:3-11, Paul’s Prayer
Saturday, Philippians 2:1-11Imitating Christ’s Humility
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. (Ephesians 1:3-4)
- The letter to the Ephesians begins with a dramatic description of God’s extravagant generosity. They may not have been born into the faith, but as adopted children they—and we—have been blessed beyond measure.
- Tell of a time you felt like a child in need of a loving parent. Who did you turn to? What did you do to get your needs met?
- Wonder: Does God ever feel more like being the crazy aunt than the parent? What role is God’s favorite? Why?
- Do: Call the people closest to you and let them know how valuable they are to you.
PRAY: God of spirit, we are yours because you have said we are. Guide us to live as full inheritors of your grace and joyful proclaimers of your promises to all. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
BLESS: May God love you as God’s most beloved child. Amen.