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Work Zone Ahead

Philippians 1:3-8 (ESV) 3 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, 4 always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. 6 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion …

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Opening Greetings – more than letter etiquette (Philippians 1:1-2)

Philippians 1:12 (ESV) 1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and deacons: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Three Relationships to keep in mind Three Important Points just in the opening lines  

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Ephesians 1:15-19

Paul is thankful to God for opening the eyes of the hearts of the Ephesians and granting to them faith, which is demonstrated in their love for the brethren.  Paul talks about the hope we have in Christ.  This hope is not wishful thinking but a certainty built upon the surety of God’s character. Ephesians 1:15019 (ESV) 15 For this reason, …

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Ephesians 1:7-14

Ephesians 1:7-14 (ESV) 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, 8 which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight 9 making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ 10 as a plan for the fullness of time, …

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Background and Overview of Philippians

Philippians 1-4 History of Philippi The Church in Philippi The Letter to the Church

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The Holiness of God

Isaiah 6:1-7 (ESV) 1 In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And …

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Ephesians 1:1-6

Ephesians 1:1-6 (ESV) 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every …

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Why Study Ephesians?

Understanding who we are in Christ is foundational to all we think about life in the world and what we focus upon. This introduces the topic and the reason we study the book.

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Going into the World with Hope (Acts 8)

Acts 8 (ESV) 1 And Saul approved of his execution. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. 2 Devout men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him. 3 But Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, …

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