Music: Drew Hsi and Team
Host: Christine Koehn
Message: John Hanneman

Ephesians 1:3-14

Call to Worship: Psalm 34:1-3  (ESV)

1    I will extol the Lord at all times;
              his praise will always be on my lips.
2    I will glory in the Lord;
              let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
3    Glorify the Lord with me;
              let us exalt his name together.

Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 17:5-8 (NIV)

5     This is what the Lord says:

             “Cursed is the one who trusts in man,
                  who draws strength from mere flesh
                  and whose heart turns away from the Lord.
6           That person will be like a bush in the wastelands;
                   they will not see prosperity when it comes.
              They will dwell in the parched places of the desert,
                  in a salt land where no one lives.

7            “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
                  whose confidence is in him.
8            They will be like a tree planted by the water
                  that sends out its roots by the stream.
              It does not fear when heat comes;
                  its leaves are always green.
              It has no worries in a year of drought
                  and never fails to bear fruit.”

Sermon Text: Ephesians 1:3-14 (ESV)

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, 14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.

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