Ephesians - Notes Chapter 1

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Paul's Praise of Father Begins

(nkjv@Ephesians:1-3 essentially a list of what the Father has done deserving praise)
(nkjv@Ephesians:1:3-6 example of one such thing)


nkjv@Ephesians:1:3 @ Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,

nkjv@Ephesians:1:4 @ just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,

nkjv@Ephesians:1:5 @ having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,

nkjv@Ephesians:1:6 @ to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.

Notice:
nkjv@Ephesians:1:6 to the praise of the glory of His grace..
nkjv@Ephesians:1:12 ..to the praise of His glory nkjv@Ephesians:1:14
nkjv@Ephesians:3:20-21 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Just as HE (Father) Chose Us (Saints/Faithful) in Him (Christ)


Quoted resource: strongs 'G1586'

G1586 @ ἐκλέγομαι eklegomai ek-leg'-om-ahee Middle voice from G1537 and G3004 (in its primary sense); to select: - make choice choose (out) chosen.

(foolish things, weak things, base/despised, Apostles, our fathers (Israel), Gentiles, us in Him, the poor of this world, the twelve, you and ordained you to go and bring forth fruit, you out of the world, the elect)

(see also: Election Chosen Father Christ Saints Faithful)

Before Foundation of World


Quoted resource: strongs 'G2602'

G2602 @ καταβολή katabolē kat-ab-ol-ay' From G2598; a deposition that is founding; figuratively conception: - conceive foundation.

Before = Lamb, names written in book of life, kingdom prepared, Father's love for Son, Son's glory with Father, election of saints
Since = works, blood of prophets, secrets kept, one sacrifice once for all

(see also: Creation)

That We Should Be Holy


Quoted resource: strongs 'G40'

G40 @ ἅγιος hagios hag'-ee-os From ἅγος hagos (an awful thing) compare G53 [H2282]; sacred (physically pure morally blameless or religious ceremonially consecrated): - (most) holy (one thing) saint.


(see also: Holy Holiness)

And Without Blame Before Him


Quoted resource: strongs 'G299'

G299 @ ἄμωμος amōmos am'-o-mos From G1 (as a negative particle) and G3470; unblemished (literally or figuratively): - without blame (blemish fault spot) faultless unblameable.


(see also: Sin Guilt Blame Debt Blood Sacrifice Cleans Redemption Pardon Forgiveness)

In Love


Quoted resource: strongs 'G26'

G26 @ ἀγάπη agapē ag-ah'-pay From G25; love that is affection or benevolence; specifically (plural) a love feast: - (feast of) charity ([-ably]) dear love.

(The Love Feast)

(see also: Love)

Having Predestined


Quoted resource: strongs 'G4309'

G4309 @ προορίζω proorizō pro-or-id'-zo From G4253 and G3724; to limit in advance that is (figuratively) predetermine: - determine before ordain predestinate.

(unto adoption, to be conformed to image of Son, according to good pleasure/the purpose of HIM, then called/justified/glorified)

(see also: Predestin)

To Adoption as Sons


Quoted resource: strongs 'G5206'

G5206 @ υἱοθεσία uihothesia hwee-oth-es-ee'-ah From a presumed compound of G5207 and a derivative of G5087; the placing as a son that is adoption (figuratively Christian sonship in respect to God): - adoption (of children of sons).


(see also: Adopt Children)

according to the good pleasure of His will

Sample: nkjv@John:6:38-40; nkjv@Galatians:1:4; nkjv@1Thessalonians:4:3; nkjv@1Thessalonians:5:18; nkjv@1Peter:2:15; nkjv@1Peter:4:19

to the praise of the glory of His grace


Quoted resource: strongs 'G5485'

G5485 @ χάρις charis khar'-ece From G5463; graciousness (as gratifying) of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart and its reflection in the life; including gratitude): - acceptable benefit favour gift grace (-ious) joy liberality pleasure thank (-s -worthy).

("especially the divine influence upon the heart and its reflection in the life")

(see also: Grace)

Made Us Accepted


Quoted resource: strongs 'G5487'

G5487 @ χαριτόω charitoō khar-ee-to'-o From G5485; to grace that is indue with special honor: - make accepted be highly favoured.

(Made and Accepted are same word twice (?favouring/accepting us to be favoured/accepted?))
(think of Mary highly "favoured" amongst women nkjv@Luke:1:28)

(see also: Favour)

In the Beloved


Quoted resource: strongs 'G25'

G25 @ ἀγαπάω agapaō ag-ap-ah'-o Perhaps from ἄγαν agan (much; or compare [H5689]); to love (in a social or moral sense): - (be-) love (-ed). Compare G5368.

nkjv@1Thessalonians:1:4 @ Knowing, brethren beloved G25 , your election of God.

nkjv@2Thessalonians:2:13 @ But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved G25 of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

nkjv@James:2:5 @ Hearken, my beloved G25 brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

nkjv@1Corinthians:2:9 @ But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love G25 him.

nkjv@1John:3:11 @ For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love G25 one another.

nkjv@1John:4:7 @ Beloved, let us love G25 one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth G25 is born of God, and knoweth God.

(see also: Love Brethren)


Continuing Praise Worthy Accomplishments Done in Christ


nkjv@Ephesians:1:7 @ In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace

nkjv@Ephesians:1:8 @ which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,

nkjv@Ephesians:1:9 @ having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself,

nkjv@Ephesians:1:10 @ that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth--in Him.

In Him we have redemption through His blood


Quoted resource: strongs 'G629'

G629 @ ἀπολύτρωσις apolutrōsis ap-ol-oo'-tro-sis From a compound of G575 and G3083; (the act) ransom in full that is (figuratively) riddance or (specifically) Christian salvation: - deliverance redemption.


(see also: Redemption Ransom)

the forgiveness of sins


Quoted resource: strongs 'G859'

G859 @ ἄφεσις aphesis af'-es-is From G863; freedom; (figuratively) pardon: - deliverance forgiveness liberty remission.


(see also: Forgiveness Remission Deliverence Liberty)


Quoted resource: strongs 'G3900'

G3900 @ παράπτωμα paraptōma par-ap'-to-mah From G3895; a side slip (lapse or deviation) that is (unintentional) error or (wilful) transgression: - fall fault offence sin trespass.


(see also: Sin Trespass Iniquity Debt)

according to the riches of His grace



nkjv@Ephesians:1:11 @ In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will,

nkjv@Ephesians:1:12 @ that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.

In Him also we have obtained an inheritance


Quoted resource: strongs 'G2820'

G2820 @ κληρόω klēroō klay-ro'-o From G2819; to allot that is (figuratively) to assign (a privilege): - obtain an inheritance.

being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will


Quoted resource: strongs 'G4309'

G4309 @ προορίζω proorizō pro-or-id'-zo From G4253 and G3724; to limit in advance that is (figuratively) predetermine: - determine before ordain predestinate.



Quoted resource: strongs 'G1012'

G1012 @ βουλή boulē boo-lay' From G1014; volition that is (objectively) advice or (by implication) purpose: - + advise counsel will.

that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.


Quoted resource: strongs 'G4276'

G4276 @ προελπίζω proelpizō pro-il-pid'-zo From G4253 and G1679; to hope in advance of other confirmation: - first trust.



nkjv@Ephesians:1:13 @ In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,

nkjv@Ephesians:1:14 @ who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.

the gospel of your salvation


Quoted resource: strongs 'G4991'

G4991 @ σωτηρία sōtēria so-tay-ree'-ah Feminine of a derivative of G4990 as (properly abstract) noun; rescue or safety (physically or morally): - deliver health salvation save saving.

you were sealed


Quoted resource: strongs 'G4972'

G4972 @ σφραγίζω sphragizō sfrag-id'-zo From G4973; to stamp (with a signet or private mark) for security or preservation (literally or figuratively); by implication to keep secret to attest: - (set a set to) seal up stop.

who is the guarantee of our inheritance


Quoted resource: strongs 'G2817'

G2817 @ κληρονομία klēronomia klay-ron-om-ee'-ah From G2818; heirship that is (concretely) a patrimony or (generally) a possession: - inheritance.

until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory


Paul's First Prayer


nkjv@Ephesians:1:15 @ Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,

nkjv@Ephesians:1:16 @ do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers:

nkjv@Ephesians:1:17 @ that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him,

nkjv@Ephesians:1:18 @ the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

nkjv@Ephesians:1:19 @ and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power

nkjv@Ephesians:1:20 @ which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,

nkjv@Ephesians:1:21 @ far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.

nkjv@Ephesians:1:22 @ And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church,

nkjv@Ephesians:1:23 @ which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

    that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you:
  1. the spirit of wisdom
  2. and revelation in the knowledge of Him
  3. the eyes of your understanding being enlightened
  4. that you may know what is the hope of His calling
  5. (know) what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints
  6. (know) what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe


Quoted resource: strongs 'G4151'

G4151 @ πνεῦμα pneuma pnyoo'-mah From G4154; a current of air that is breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively a spirit that is (human) the rational soul (by implication) vital principle mental disposition etc. or (superhuman) an angel daemon or (divine) God Christ´ s spirit the Holy spirit: - ghost life spirit (-ual -ually) mind. Compare G5590.



Quoted resource: strongs 'G1922'

G1922 @ ἐπίγνωσις epignōsis ip-ig'-no-sis From G1921; recognition that is (by implication) full discernment acknowledgement: - (ac-) knowledge (-ing -ment).



Quoted resource: strongs 'G2817'

G2817 @ κληρονομία klēronomia klay-ron-om-ee'-ah From G2818; heirship that is (concretely) a patrimony or (generally) a possession: - inheritance.




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