26 Jan 2020
Dear church family
“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.” Eph 1:3-4
In Ephesians chapter 1, the apostle Paul encouraged God’s community at Ephesus about their joy and privilege of having bountiful spiritual blessings in Jesus Christ:
- Adoption as sons (and daughters) of Abba Father because of His agape love (1:5-6)
- Redemption through His blood for the forgiveness of our sins because God’s grace (1:7-10)
- Inheritance of the hope of eternal life because of God’s mercy (1:11-12)
- Holy Spirit’s presence and power for living because of God’s faithfulness (1:13-14)
As we receive and enjoy these spiritual blessings in Christ, may our lives “be holy and blameless before him”, to the praise and glory of God our heavenly Father.
May we continue to labour for the gospel and pray for many others (especially our family and friends) to believe and trust in Jesus Christ, so that they also can enjoy all these spiritual blessings in their lives.