Our Riches & Responsibilities in Christ

Today is the first message in Pastor Dan’s series study of the book of Ephesians.  In this introductory overview of Ephesians, he points out that Ephesians is divided into two sections: our riches (chapters 1-3) and our responsibilities (chapters 4-6) in Christ.



Our Riches and Responsibilities in Christ

Ephesians 1:1-3… Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the saints who are at Ephesus, and who are faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ…

 We inherit the wealth by faith and invest the wealth by works.
Without the balance our 
spiritual riches do us no good.

Ephesians Introduction

  • The Author. (1a)
    • Acts 7:58
    • Philippians 3:5
    • Acts 9:1-2; Gal. 1:13-14
  • The Assembly. (1b-2)
    • Ephesians 1:1; 15; 18; 2:19; 3:8; 18; 4:12; 5:3; 6:18
  • The Aim. (3)
    • The source of our blessings.
      • God’s grace: Ephesians 1:7; 2:7
      • God’s glory: Ephesians 1:18; 3:16
      • God’s mercy: Ephesians 2:4
      • God’s riches: Ephesians 3:8
    • The scope of our blessings.
      • Philippians 4:19
      • The sphere of our blessings. 

Being Rich carries a great Responsibility!