The Everlasting Covenant
A Sermon on Ephesians 1:3
Spiritual Blessings in Christ
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, (ESV)
The words of Scripture allow us a glimpse into the eternal plan of the Trinity. Theologians have called this the Covenant of Redemption, that man can be redeemed from his sin and reconciled to God. This central theme of Ephesians comes alive as Dr. Marytn Lloyd-Jones warns, laments and challenges Christians to understand the great theme of redemption. Our greatest need as believers is to understand doctrine. What is at stake is not intellectual curiosity, but worship! The truth about redemption, argues Lloyd-Jones, leads to adoration, worship and praise. When we dwell upon the redemptive work of each person, we grow in our worship of God. When we understand more, the more worship we experience. Worship, for the Christian is always Trinitarian. We must not only praise the Father, but also the Son and the Holy Spirit. We must not stop at worshiping only the Son, but also the Father and the Holy Spirit. We cannot focus exclusively on the Holy Sprit to the neglect of the Father and Son. But we must adore the blessed Trinity.