The second part of what was originally intended as one sermon. As Christians, we are part of God's great plan of redemption from eternity past. We are assured by the Holy Spirit of what is to come for converted Jewish believers and Gentiles. Gathered together in Christ we can look forward to a great future in eternity for all the redeemed of the Lord.
1: We are looking forward
2: You have the Holy Spirit
As Christians, we are part of something very big and significant. We are ever having to have our eyes opened wider to what we now belong to. It is easy to think we are nothing as we serve in small churches and face a whole range of problems and challenges in society. But Ephesians 1:1-14 is cosmic in its scope. It takes in eternity past, the present and eternity future. It looks at it all as a seamless whole. The Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, is at the centre of all these purposes of God. The Spirit brings these things into our present experience, and we need to realise that all this was in the heart of God for us from before the very dawn of time.
1: Great plans
2: We are looking forward
3: You have the Holy Spirit
"For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth."
King James Version (KJV)