Sunday, December 9, 2012

BIBLE STUDY Ephesians 3:8-13

Ephesians 3:8-13 NKJV Purpose of the Mystery
8 To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; 10 to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places, 11 according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him. 13 Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

Verse #8-  Was Paul really unworthy of grace? Acts 7:58, Acts 8:3, Acts 8:4-8
                    Then why would you ever feel you are unworthy if The Lord declared     
                    Paul worthy?
                    What are the unsearchable riches of Christ? Romans 2:4 Romans, 9:23
Penal Substitution – builds on the necessary-satisfaction theory, but adds that because God’s absolute justice has been violated, a substitution for sins had to be made by the sinless Son of God. We receive pardon and become a son of God.

Verse #9-  When did God plan salvation for lost humanity?
                    Genesis 3:15, Romans 8:29-30, Ephesians 1:4-5, Ephesians 1:11

Verse #10-  Did you know, you who are saved – the church, display wisdom
                     to angelic creatures who are a part of our services and lives?

Verse #11-  What is the eternal purpose accomplished in Jesus Christ?
                      Can you explain the gospel to an unbeliever?

Verse #12- How can we have boldness and confidence in Him?
                     Luke 12:4,John 15:1,  James 2:23

Verse #13- What are Paul’s tribulations? Acts 26:28-30
                     Are tribulations worth following Christ? Romans 8:18

CHRISTMAS PARTY  - THURSDAY DECEMBER 13th –Collegiate Grill, 220 main street
(B.Y.O.B.- buy your own burger) - Pass the hat donation for David “Bubby” Charlton-age 5 – Langerhans cell Histiocytosis (LCH) –let’s get him off chemo.

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