Behold, I stand at the door, and knock if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Jesus Christ. John 1:17
The eyes of your understanding being enlightened
The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

Ephesians 1:1 – 1:23

THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE EPHESIANS

  1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:
  2 Grace [be] to you, and peace, from God our Father, and [from] the Lord Jesus Christ.
  3 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly [places] in Christ:
  4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
  5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
  6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
  7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
  8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
  9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
  10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; [even] in him:
  11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
  12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
  13 In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
  14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
  15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
  16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
  17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
  18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
  19 And what [is] the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
  20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set [him] at his own right hand in the heavenly [places],
  21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
  22 And hath put all [things] under his feet, and gave him [to be] the head over all [things] to the church,
  23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

STATEMENT OF FAITH
We Believe…

In one God, eternally existent in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;

In the absolute deity and full humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, God the Son, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary and atoning death for all through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory to judge the living and the dead;

In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is empowered to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ;

In the divine inspiration of all 66 books of the Old and New Testaments as originally given, guaranteeing their infallibility, entire trustworthiness, and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct;

That all people are sinners and cannot save themselves. Salvation is received as a free gift of God’s grace, apart from works, through repentance and personal faith in the redemptive work of Christ and the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit;

In the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the eternal blessedness of the saved, and the eternal punishment of the lost;

In the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ who are thus members of His Body, the Church, whose work is the worship of God, perfecting the saints, and evangelization of the world.

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