Have you ever had a bad day?
One of those days where nothing goes right, circumstances press you down, and you’re not sure whether you’ll make it through to the night?
Perhaps it’s been longer than a day – financial struggles, family pressures, chaos, circumstances, or things seemingly out of control.
In such circumstances, we tend to forget that Romans 8:28 is still true today – that God is working all things for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.
When we as Christians grab a hold of this truth, our lives and perspectives will radically change. God is indeed working all things according to His good purpose in Christ.
In this expositional sermon from Ephesians 1:11-12, Nathan Johnson looks at the idea that we have been predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His own will – and shows how though God doesn’t cause everything, He is using everything for our sanctification and for the praise of His glory. And knowing this, changes everything.
Living According to God’s Purpose
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Key Passage: Ephesians 1:11-12
Ephesians 1:11-12 – “In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.”
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
- The focus of our next study: Ephesians 1:13
- We will examine Ephesians 1:13 and discover why merely hearing the truth is insufficient
- 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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