Grace of Godliness - Part 3
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V. 3 (cont'd.)
** What has our God done for us?
"...who has blessed us..."
** Is there any limit to how much God has blessed us?
Absolutely not! "...with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly
places in Christ..."
V. 4 ** Along with "every spiritual blessing", what
else did our Heavenly Father do?
"...He chose us in Him..."cf.Ephesians 2:10, 2Thessalonians
** When did God do that?
"...before the foundation of the world..." In God's mind,
we were His before we existed, even before the world existed!
** Why did God do that, what was His purpose?
"...that we should be holy and blameless..." Even the Son
shared this same concern.
cf. Ephesians. 5:27
We can see that "The Grace of Godliness" was in operation
long before we knew Him.
V. 5 ** Besides chosing us to be holy and blameless, what did
the love of God desire for us to become?
His sons! "In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through
Jesus Christ to Himself..."
** What does God's work of predestination say about our eternal security
as the children of God?
Because God called us and predestined us to this wonderful fate, it
will come to pass and nothing
can change it! All see - Romans 8:28-30, 33, 38-39.
** We see the love of the Father on display in the past aspect of our
salvation, what other attribute of God is on display here in verse five?
His kindness..."according to the kind intention of His will..."
Psalm 136 repeats the phrase "For His lovingkindness is everlasting"
in each of its twenty-six verses. In the Old Testament the writers repeat
the term 176 times!
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