Book of Ephesians
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The most sublime and most majestic statement of the Gospel; a general view of the epistle; the need to start with God; the sovereignty of God; and His attributes; the mystery of God's ways with respect to man; the blood of Christ and man's redemption.
A general introduction to the epistle; to whom is the epistle addressed? the Church; a gathering of saints; 'saints' defined; the believers who exercise faith; a believer is one who is in Christ; a Christian must be sanctified.
The importance of every word; the word 'peace' explained and defined; the importance of reading Scripture correctly; grace; the great theme of Scripture; no Christianity apart from Christ; reconciled and given peace with God by grace.
The plan of salvation; a quality of joy; the mark of the Christian; a realisation of salvation tends to an act of praise; why worship? the importance of theology and doctrine; Christ; our representative.
In Christ alone come the blessings; all in Christ; the work and function of the Holy Spirit in salvation; the character of the blessings; the Christian faith is other-worldly.
The Christian faith is other-worldly; Christians joined to Christ so that we share and participate in His life; the two natures of the Christian; the spiritual man; the principle of heavenly life within; seated in the heavenlies; man unable to change himself; the sin principle.
Chosen by God out of the good pleasure of His will; two possible interpretations of this verse; the need to face Scripture; a method of approach; this doctrine in Scripture; the doctrine in the history and experience of the Church; a doctrine of security.
Holiness and blameless; the meaning explained; the essence of the Law and holiness is love; the Christian and love; partakers of the heavenly calling; salvation; the right relationship with God; chosen to holiness.
Predestined to become sons; the purpose of salvation; the choosing; the holiness and the adoption; the term 'adoption' explained; regeneration before adoption; the privilege of sonship; the same Spirit; heirs with Christ.
The importance of doctrine; the modern idea of a universal brotherhood of all men; the Scriptural division of mankind; all Christians become sons of God; some only are children : this teaching refuted; redemption goes beyond salvation; In Christ.