“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.” (Eph. 1:3)
Paul, who wrote the letter to the Ephesians, is a man who lived the ultimate life victoriously and helped others do the same. The more he suffered, the more he accomplished. Paul knew what God expected of him and it wasn’t easy. But Paul also knew God blessed him more than any earthly pain he endured. Determined to live the ultimate life, Paul won his race.
If you trust in Christ, you have more going for you than you realize.
Here are ten things you need to know to live the ultimate life:
a. You have been forgiven and redeemed (Eph. 1:7)
b. You have been given the riches of his grace (Eph. 1:7-8)
c. You have been shown the mystery of his will (Eph. 1:8-10)
d. You have been guaranteed an inheritance (Eph. 1:11-14)
e. You are seated with Christ in the heavenly realms (Eph. 2:6)
f. You are brought near (Eph. 2:13)
g. You are brought in (Eph. 2:14-18)
h. You are brought together (Eph. 2:19-22)
i. You are included in God’s family (Eph. 3:6)
j. You are invited into God’s presence (Eph. 3:13)
God wants you to live the best life you can right now. It begins with taking the ultimate life challenge. Jesus said, “Come unto Me...Learn of Me”. Matthew 11:28,29. God’s rules come with great rewards. Those who seek God’s Kingdom and His Righteousness know the joy of God’s Spirit living within them. You can live the ultimate life. It is your destiny to go all the way with Jesus. Give Him your best.
Pastor David - from church bulletin November 2013