The Benefits of “in” Strength How Do I “in” Get “in” BattleStrength The “in” MysteryMarriage of “in” Strength The “in” Strength Walking of “in”
The Benefits of Being “in” Christ“Blessed be the God and Father of our LordJesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ withevery spiritual blessing in heavenly places...” (Ephesians 1:3, ESV)
What Being “in” Christ Means“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens,but you are fellow citizens with the saints andmembers of the household of God...” (Ephesians 2:19, ESV; emphasis mine)
The Mystery of Christ“This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellowheirs, members of the same body, and partakersof the promise in Christ Jesus through thegospel.” (Ephesians 3:6, ESV; emphasis mine)
The Mystery of ChristPaul and the Gentiles: • Paul was a prisoner for the Gentiles. (Ephesians 3:1) • Paul was appointed a minister to the Gentiles. (Acts 9:15)
The Mystery of ChristWhat does “Gentile” mean: • The word was used for nations. (Genesis 10:5, 20) • The word was to describe the heathen. (Psalm 2:1) • The word also described any nation that was not Israel.
The Mystery of ChristThe Mystery Involves the Gentiles: • The mystery was known to the apostles and prophets. (Ephesians 3:5) • Paul confirms the mystery: • The Gentiles are fellow heirs. • The Gentiles are of the same body. • The Gentiles are partakers of his promise in Christ.
The Wisdom of God“...so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 3.10; ESV)