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Evening Service (25 Aug 2019)

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I should have reminded you had that you notice is that the latest Study Bible reading plan is available on the title of the back which is going through the book of Romans and includes this time some interesting comments about Great Men of God in the past who benefited so much from reading the letter to the Romans and then I have been approached to assign the song about the question of church membership baptism church membership when I was a baby baptized already about church membership. We will be holding classes, but I'm asking any you're interested just a feeling date format the back to let me know who they are. Obviously about to say, what is the best time for you to attend? Okay. I want to get six different time. So whatever it was she better so something out on that it would do it that it is always the possibility if anyone wants to do it to do. Oceans on my evening, but that's why we see how that goes. Please dupe right about that the scriptures now and we're not send. Looking at the normal curriculum that we do on a Sunday evening. It's been a bit difficult this way to get to properly prepared for that. So we just look at another passage something about priest on before my comments on before but the process is well worth returning to numerous occasions. And that's one that is found in Ephesians chapter 1 and we going to read from the first verse Ephesians chapter 1 + 1 Paul an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God to the Saints who are in Ephesus on a faithful in Christ. Jesus grace to you and peace from God at father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ was rushed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the Heavenly places in as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world the way it 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 of a giveness of I trust mrs. According to the riches of his grace with Chief lavished Upon Us in all wisdom and insight make a note watch The Mystery of his will according to his purpose but she set forth in Christ as a plan for fullness of time. Do you know at all things in him things in heaven and earth? Things on earth in him. We have obtained and inheritance haven't been predestined according to the purpose of him. It was all things according to the counsel of his will so that we may have a first hope in Christ. My bees are the praise of his glory and have also you've heard the word of Truth The Gospel of your salvation and believe in him. What's elope with the promised Holy Spirit who is the Galaxy our inheritance until we acquire possession of it to the praise of his glory I'm at and we pray to God with glasses word to us.

They mess up Apolo City Ephesians is a little unusual or different from the others in the other letters. He sends to churches on the thinking of the ones that he sends two individuals like Timothy and Titus and Philemon bed in the ones you sent to the church is current relations and solid and Romans was sold to a degree that he always has to deal with some particular problem that is taking place in the church, but with the letter to Ephesus that was not the case that doesn't mean a curse of the judge of that should be perfect. But in God's grace and Providence the time in Polish writing they were no major problems to be dealt with but I got to know that I speak it Courage and warned of the dangers that could be and to be fully equipped for the ministry of the Gospel of serving our Lord Jesus Christ. And he begins having just given his introduction in the first couple of us is a begins and invest three sentence that actually in the original in the Greek goes right through to the end of us 14. There are. Send the English versions to pull it seems hair is so carried away. So taken with watch he is actually writing that is so involved in it and it can't become so intense that because he's so concerned about what it is that he is proclaiming and what it is that he's reclaim in is something of the great collections that are found for us in Christ Jesus. He says verse 3 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 in Christ. We have a glorious number of blessings numerous blessings blessings beyond that which we deserve in any way at all the blessings of oil a great gift of God's Christ and of his must see when we read that he says that he's in the Heavenly places that doesn't mean to say that these blessings are only to come once we are in heaven. That's it is it is a more so the cover of time thinking of where Jesus Christ himself is and he does repeat that price elsewhere in the epistle and shows the different ways in which that is used by speaking of those blessings that I was in Christ now and the first of these invest for wearied even as you chose us in him before the foundation, Equation of the world that we should be holy and blameless before him in love now has lost two words in love. There is some discussion and she bites me to do pick it up at research on this when I was at College weather the in love should be the beginning of us 5 or whether it should be that you lost part of us for the ultimate conclusion is it doesn't make a great deal of difference, but we could practice think of both of those is being relevant. But very particular the pool is agreeing to a share in verse for is that glorious blessing of election last salvation is solely at the work of God through Christ that he has caused us to believe he has caused us to turn to him. And thankfully that is the case cuz it's pool lights up in the same lesson that reminds Patients that by night show with old dead in trespasses and sins send Dad cannot respond to dead Samuel most of us had experience all of those who follow dad of seeing a dead body and no matter what we do what we say. We bring we might seem to use that the ones who had died will never respond because they're dead and we got dead spiritually by night shift on Waze app not respond. God has to deal with that. He has to give us that life. He made us to live in Christ and to give myself to him. It said that we might know that glorious blessed that is in Jesus Christ.

It said we welcome you and good to have you with us. We're just looking at Ephesians chapter 1 verse 4 on coming to the home of the moment Ephesians chapter 1 on bus 48 the best seats will be up on the screen as I at 3 make comments on them, but I was saying that I should is all the work of God of a Sovereign Grace and power of God and it is Seeking a particular and it is he says that we should be holy and blameless before he is an incredible Endeavor the game. It's not us that make a self how we know and I Natural State me now in a Christian State as believe it's we always said we don't like this we we we do sit but the Lord so changes Let me ask him fishing us that we might know that perfection in glory that is found in him. I love so that's the 1st are every blessing of the pole. Bring to us here. Next part is found in Verses 5 and 6 and if we take the lost two words of us for not to the front of that unless 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 of God is Sovereign salvation if he is working that out and it's not I work at this is what he brings us all to get to that point. He predestined in the world us that point where we know what that salvation is in this is summed up in this world that he says for adults. To himself. He is adopted us into his own family last Sunday. When we look at that. I was the last one verse in John 17 by Prayer by Lorde. He addresses the Lord remember that is righteous father is or what it means to know God as father that we are able to cry Abba Father able to know that varies particular a very special a very blessed relationship that exists between a True Believer. And God is not just going to be a father and son overall sense of his creation is God is being father and a very intimate and very personal a very powerful sense that we can does John remind Alexis. We could know that we are truly the children of God. It's because God has blessed us with this adoption is Rosie the darkness to herself and Something that sheet to lights to do that's not a thing that he doesn't really want to do but has to do is it was he didn't lights to do so as to the purpose of his his his well-being workout. It is his purpose. It is his desire it is his and his people will truly understand this and be blessed in this and rest in this and no doubt. It ain't goes on to say hello. We see why he goes on to say then to the praise of his glorious. Grace is all of God's grace and his outside of the section through the best 14-inch this one sentence so you can imagine poor actually writing this tired. Why in the right said we were is rajinikanth stop stop. He's everything is well enough in him is he thinks of the Glorious blessings? They're all in Christ Jesus and a Gibson. Go to that. I need speaks of this price to God's glorious Christ. And we praise God that we praise him for his grace and that Grace he tells us when it comes from he says he has blessed us in the Bible of that is in Christ as we saying I'm smart and other occasions, we know s*** the Christ came into this world to die if I seem to give to himself, but we might not know this glorious blessing these things of Paul is speaking off and rest and trust in him. But in order to know this that a certain things that took after floc the or are necessary to do this, so in the next couple of those shoes, but it's 7 and 8. Will you read this in hidden in Christ? 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 ways. And in Cyprus is 728 Paul speaks of this glorious work of redemption this work that he has brought about the guy himself Redemption is a very important thing it is that the Apple Redemption has the sense of being bought with a price of a purchase with a price that price being paid and this is what the Lord has done for us. He's prepaid that Christ's a price that is infinix. But we we consult a mission. Christ that he has lavished upon us that he is given We might be redeemed. We are in the power of Satan from the power seat that I need to do of I sent but he is paid that price Christ died. He is for reminder Corinthians. He became sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God. He's paid a price he has achieved he has brought into being so they shipped that salvation is is purposed in Christ according to the riches of his Christ, which he lavished Upon Us in Old wisdom and insight. This is true, which then we got him to the Corinthians pull your remember that the opening vet chapters in I want Korean C&C challenges the wisdom of the so-called wisdom of the world the wisdom of the football. We're not concerned about God not seeking God not wishing to know and it didn't really Olive Garden but that wisdom. He says he's Assa foolishness that the preaching of the Cross to them was foolishness for the preaching of the Cross is the ultimate wisdom. This is the only why it would seem to be any way in which we could come into a knowledge and presence of God. And God is Not niggardly is it were an appliance to ask employer doesn't decide which he lavished upon us and I wish them a inside that DNA Adidas iniki lavished upon as he wasn't help a pulled out his grace 2 / flying over flowing toward us and this is as a guy in such a glory. I'm wondrous blessed that God has given to us, but it continues only looking really just scratched.

Play through this evening, but the next thing we see it's the lesson of Revelation in the shisno entertain. We read making known to us. The mystery of his will according to his purpose which he set forth in Christ has a plan for the fullness of time. Do you know at all things in him in heaven and things like a known to us the mystery of his will I mentioned in the Bible reading plan is tomorrow on the letter to the Romans that I put some comments in there about a great man of God in the past that used to be spoken to a convicted by The Book of Romans. One of these is a man you might have heard Old Saint Augustine of Hippo sounds of its trying she was from North Africa and Hey was converted to Reading Post letter to the Romans. He was Reggie born in North Africa with professor of rhetoric in Milan to use Skype problems. He wanted to enjoy life you wanted to go to the wild parties and he wanted to be involved in all the attractions of a sinful world. But he knew there was something in truth of Christianity and he was struggling over this and he couldn't quite reconciled it and then on one occasion he her children playing in the god next when he was leaving his mother at the constantly pray for him that he would be the best of these children saying this take up and read take out and read a not long before that a friend of his last breath a manuscript with the of the book of Romans and he felt the Lord was talking to him and the eight. . Read that particular portion of Roman city read that and he says suddenly it was clear a line Friday my heart and all the dock and shoved out vanished a why he was around its happened in the year 396 and he was a man who guards use so powerfully so effectively in the history of the judge sitting how I got two whole days now but single thing happened to Martin Luther read in the Book of Romans, he came to the truth John Wesley. I would actually be preaching the gospel what happened. I would do the cost for himself and listening to the country of moshing Lutheran Romans. He too was convention card reveals to us. The mystery of his will his purpose.

Things clearer if they're still pressed many things that I know it very clear to us. I'm sure in glory with see much more clarity of that but we do said we we we need to remember this. There is a fullness of a plant called has that plan is working. Plan out. He's working. What is so necessary I need for to us 290 says in him all things in him in heaven and things are not the blessings here on the blessings Yet to Come which brings us to the next couple of us has less is 11:12 in him. We have obtained an inheritance have been being predestined to call to the purpose of him. It works all things according to the counselor as well so that we first to trust that the mother first to Hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. Hey at Securitas, an inheritance inheritance is for all eternity having non-discretionary now in this way this way forward for us in him. We seen him working out his will and so he says we would have first to Hope in Christ a month since we now and not the first to Hope but we are in another sense because it's so new and so Rhian so different there's a new life suddenly a totally different life that we might be easier the praise of his glory. This is one of the reasons one of the major reasons why God has given to us all these blessings the way my patient the praise of his glory. Sign this morning. We need to reflect that Glory you need to show us what it is. I have that knowledge of God and I still think we count workout we can make it happen ourselves Sonia Suite with him as we spend time in that we know him and the thief of why you like Lori flows through for my life's toward others, and then the last section verses 13 to 14. And hearing you also when you heard the word of Truth The Gospel of your salvation I believed in him was sealed with a promise Holy Spirit. I was the guy currency of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it. So the praise of his glory John loading John 14:16 promises, the giving of the holy spirit will be to buy pozole believe it's as Christ himself and he is to see you God has put upon that work that he has done shows that it is his shows that is secure shows that there is nothing no one that can take that promise that could say that we can't know that I'm enjoy it and here's the guarantee of our inheritance for all True Believers. There's no doubt. There's no question that we all going to go to heaven and be with the law. Olga tanon, see it's not a question of being a bit worried that when we come there as it were up to the Gates of Heaven with a not too sure whether we're going to be let you know if we are in Christ, we all that it is hours in Jesus Christ and the spread Securus at Forest and he equips us for that that we might know that we might take a possession of glory and a guy in this is all the praise of his glory not swipe, right it is to the praise of God's glory and the praise of the glory of Christ the praise to the glory of the spirit. He has done this in such a marvelous and wonderful. Why I'm we thank God that that is the case. He has given us so very very much. Well, we normally have fat comments or discussion questions on a Sunday evening. We can do that now. If you have any comment you wish to Mike honey question to I please feel free as a shadow.

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