Jan 7, 2017
Ephesians 1:3-10 this Sunday to celebrate Gratitude and Anticipation as we begin the new year. Verse 1 is packed with gratitude; "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 . . ." While verse 7 reminds of what we have and yet have to look forward to. "In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace." This segment is saturated with Christ exalting gratitude and the promises of future grace to come.