Relationship with God

A Worksheet on Ephesians 1:1-2:10


What is the difference between mercy and grace?

Mercy=not getting what you deserve, judge lessen sentence

grace=getting what you dont deserve, forgiveness, cc settlement

How does God show us mercy? Grace?

Not punishing us (right away), blessing us, floor sep us from hell / saving us in our sins, grafting in gentiles Jm2:10, Ro6:23

What are the “spiritual blessings” mentioned in this passage?

Redemption, forgiveness, adoption, wisdom and insight, inheritance, Holy Spirit

How do we have access to the “spiritual blessings” and what is the insurance?

Chose us in him, God’s predestination, purpose of his will / Holy Spirit  until completed

What three things does Paul pray that new believers will have wisdom/revelation?

Understand the hope, understand inheritance, understand God’s power that saved us

What are the two examples Paul gives of Gods power?

Raised Christ from the dead, made us alive though we were dead in trespasses and sin

What are the effects/outcomes of these two examples of God’s power?

God gets all of the glory, humbling because we didnt/couldnt save / good works out of love, grat

Doctrine of Grace

By birth all humans are completely ruined by sin

  • As by one man sin entered into the world, death by sin; so death passed upon all men, that all have sinned: Ro 5:12
  • But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him… 1 Co 2:14.

God saves people according to His will and actions not ours

  • For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestine to be conformed to the image of his Son… Rm 8:28-9:21
  • Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us… Ti 3:5-7

Jesus died on the cross for those that would be saved

  • And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing… Jh 6:35-40
  • Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; unto them that look for him shall he appear… Hb 9:28

Those that Jesus paid the price for will respond

  • So shall my word be that goes out of my mouth: it shall not return void, but accomplish that which I please… Is 55:11
  • Whom He did predestine, He called: and whom He called, He justified: and whom He justified, He glorified. Rm 8:30

All that Jesus paid the price for will be saved

  • My sheep hear my voice…I give them eternal life…neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand… Jh 10:27-30
  • Unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and present you faultless before the presence of his glory…  Jd 1:24-25

Personal Reflection

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found!