Ephesians 1:1–14

  1. Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus
through the will of God
To the holy ones in Ephesus
believers who are in Christ Jesus
  1. Grace to you and peace from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ.

  1. Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us
    in every spiritual blessing,  in the heavenly places,  in Christ.
1. Past
  1. as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless before him in love.
  2. having predestined us to sonship through Jesus Christ to himself,
    according to the pleasure of his will,
  3. to the praise of the glory of his grace which he heaped graciously on us in the Beloved One,
  4. in whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of transgressions,
according to the riches of his grace,
2. Present
  1. that he lavished on us in all wisdom and insight,
  2. having revealed to us the mystery of his will,
    according to his pleasure
    that he purposed in him,
  3. as a plan for the fullness of the times, ​to bring together under one head all things in Christ,
the things in heaven and things on earth in him.
3. Future
  1. in whom we have also received an inheritance,
having been predestined according to the purpose of the one who is working in all things
according to the council of his will,
  1. so that we might be to the praise of his glory who first put our hope in Christ,
  2. in whom you also, having heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation,
in whom you then believed, were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,
  1. who is the first deposit of our inheritance, until the redemption of the possession,
  to the praise of his glory.




God’s Choice on an Issue
His Plan for accomplishing this
according to his pleasure/will
to the praise of his glory
How as a Result, in Christ, this works out in practice

Translation and structure by Andrew Fountain