In the routine business of doing the Lordís work, it is
possible to lose sight of what the church really is all about.
Paulís letter to the church at Ephesus emphasizes that
itís not about us, but that what it really is all about is God. Paul places the focus and emphasis on God when he discusses
the church, worship, the gospel, and salvation.
Praising God for Blessings (Eph.
All is for praise to God. v.
3, 6, 7, 12, 14
All is according to His will. v.
4, 5, 9, 11
All blessings in Christ!
In Christ -- v.
Spiritual Blessings -- v.
Not about me! Not
about this world!
Growing to Greater Appreciation (Eph.
Knowing their good standing -- Continually prays
that God gives them wisdom & knowledge of:
Hope of His calling
Riches of glory of His inheritance
Greatness of His power
Toward us → in the
authority of Christ
New Life With God (Eph.
Dead in sin (v.1-10)
Because of former behavior
Mercy and love of God
Not by our own works
No hope and without God
Brought near by Christ
Who reconciles all to God
We did not do this. He
Getting the good news to everybody (Eph.
Paul has a great responsibility:
People can know and understand -- v.
To make all men see --
Jews and Gentiles (all nations) members of one body, in one
fellowship, heirs of one promise in Christ!
Again, PRAISE! Eph.
Walking Worthily of the Calling (Eph.
Keeping the unity of the Spirit -- (4:1-16)
Not walking like everybody else -- (4:17-32)
Walking in love -- (5:1-7)
Walk as children of light -- (5:8-14)
Walk wisely -- (5:15
Standing firm in face of opposition -- (6:10-20)
Called to imitate God.
What Christianity is all about:
Praising God for Blessings
Greater Appreciation of God
New Life from God
Getting Godís message to everybody
Worthily of God
to God in the church by Christ Jesus
Church of Christ