Superlatives are my favorite types of words. They spice up a sentence and make things over-the-top and grand.

And it seems that Paul the Apostle loved a good superlative as well – for he often used them in reference to the grandeur of Christ or the richness of God’s grace.

In this expositional study in the book of Ephesians, Nathan Johnson (NRJohnson) examines Ephesians 1:7-8 and looks at the waterfall of grace that God has lavishly poured upon us in all wisdom and insight.

May we as Christians live under the downpour of God’s grace.

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Key Passage: Ephesians 1:7-8

Ephesians 1:2 – “In Him we have redemption through His blood and the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of His grace, which He lavished on us in all wisdom and insight, …”

  • Martyn Lloyd-Jones [on grace] – “This theme obviously filled the mind and the heart of this great Apostle. It was something that ravished his heart. As Philip Doddridge assures us, grace was to him ‘a charming sound, harmonious to the ear.’ It ravished [Paul’s] heart and moved his entire being. He never mentions “grace” without going into some kind of ecstasy. The word always calls forth his superlatives. It had so gripped him and amazed him and moved him that he could scarcely control himself.”
    • The height of the falls is between 50-188 feet depending on where you are at.
    • Amount of water, 681,750 gallons of water per second flow over the Horseshoe Falls portion of Niagara.
    • The water falls at 32 feet per second over the Falls, hitting the base of the Falls with 2,509 tons of force at the Horseshoe Falls

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 life, and learn how to practically live out an abundant and fruitful Christian life. 

  • Focus of our next study: Ephesians 1:3
  • We will examine the 3 words for “blessing” found in Ephesians 1:3
  • 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. 

About NRJohnson 

NRJohnson (Nathan Johnson) is a Christian who has an overwhelming passion for Jesus, the Gospel, and Studying God’s Word. He is a writer, teacher, and communicator who helps Christians discover and experience a passionate love for God and His Word so that they can grow in their faith, live victorious lives, share the Gospel boldly, grow in their intimacy with Jesus, and transform the world through the indwelling life of Christ.
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