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Apostles' Creed | Church

Ephesians 3:1–13

Apostles' Creed | Church

Ephesians 3:1–13

Sermon Notes

Preacher: Jeremiah Fyffe


v6 - THIS IS THE MYSTERY


v9 - THE PLAN OF THE MYSTERY


v10 - THROUGH THE CHURCH


v11 - REALIZED IN CHRIST


Isaiah 53:10

Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him; he has put him to grief;


Colossians 1:15–22

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together


And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. 


And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,

Celebration Song List

CELEBRATE Who God Is

Oh! Great Is Our God!

God Is For Us

CONNECT Our Need for Christ

His Mercy Is More

COMMUNITY In the Word and Communion

Before The Throne Of God Above

CONTRIBUTION of Praise

This Is Our God

Nailed To The Cross

QUESTION 1:

Read Ephesians 3:1-13. Look at v3, 4, 6 and 9. How is Paul using the word mystery? What does it mean? Is it still a mystery?

QUESTION 2:

Paul describes redemption as the “plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God, who created all things. He is grounding the plan of redemption in the plan of creation. Now read Isaiah 53:10 and Ephesians 4:13. How does it encourage the church to know that the Lord is working his perfect plan of redemption in the midst of suffering?

QUESTION 3:

Verse 10 is shocking! There are three words that make the sentence explode with meaning for the church: “through the church”. God’s manifold wisdom is on display through the very existence of the church! Spend the remainder of your time discussing the implications of this verse for us as believers as we interact with the church. (If you want more fodder for these implications consider reading Colossians 1:15-22.)

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