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Notes And Next Steps

Ephesians 1:3-14 + Part 1 of the series “Masterpiece in Progress: Ephesians"

As people of this world, how do we define value? Popularity.

God is not my masterpiece, at least functionally.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. (Ephesians 1:3-6)

You are God the Father’s masterpiece of grace.

You are a masterpiece by Jesus’ cross.

You are a masterpiece of the Holy Spirit’s ownership.


    1. Find a quiet place for ten minutes and watch this moving video called “God’s Chisel” by The Skit Guys What is God chiseling in your life? How similar do your prayers and his answers sound compared to the video? Be sure to check out for more inspiring videos.
    2. Meditate on this: which is more amazing to you? which sounds like it doesn’t make sense or you can’t wrap your head around it? A) You praise God, or B) God praises you. What words in Ephesians 1:3-14 convince you that it is true?
    3. Watch for the Message Rewind of this Sunday’s message, posted on Facebook this week. Share it with your own explanation of the life-changing impact of this message. Praise God!