We can easily think of being chosen as the last pick in a game for kids – we line up against the wall, hoping that we won’t be the last pick. But Paul tells us that God has chosen us for Himself even before the foundation of the world. In other words, you were not his last pick, but rather the thought upon His mind, even before He spoke: “let there be light.” This choosing is both personal and with a divine purpose – to become like the One who chose us. In this expositional study of Ephesians, Nathan Johnson investigates Ephesians 1:4 and the implications of being chosen by God.
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Key Passage: Ephesians 1:4
Ephesians 1:4 – “just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love …”
In Our Next Study Together …
I invite you to join me on this journey from the book of Ephesians to discover God’s eternal purpose, His plan for your
- Focus of our next study: Ephesians 1:4
- We will examine the words “holy” and “blameless” found in Ephesians 1:4
- I encourage you to read through Ephesians a couple of times this week and focus specifically on the blessing section found in Ephesians 1:3-14.
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The Deeper Christian Bible Study Series
The Deeper Christian Bible Study Series in Ephesians is an in-depth verse-by-verse study of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. These studies will guide you through this life-changing book of the Bible and give you practical application to help you grow in your faith, gain greater intimacy with Jesus, experience the victorious Christian life, and help you build your life around Jesus Christ.
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