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Purpose introduction and Magnification (Ephesians 1:3-13)

Nigel FortescueNigel Fortescue, February 4, 2018
Part of the Church Mission Series or What Are We Doing Here revisited series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Our church has adopted 5 ways of thinking about our responsibility as humans and as a church because they capture well for us what the bible has to say are the important things. In this introduction, Nigel leads us through the reason we do this and opens up the grand purpose of bringing glory to God in everything we do.


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Ephesians 1:3–13 (Listen)

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight 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, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

11 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, 12 so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. 13 In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,


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