Ephesians 1:1-2

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,
To God’s holy people in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus:
2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

My Thoughts

Everything we need to know is wrapped up in these few lines.  God is our Father because of what Jesus did. God gives us much grace and peace, so lets live this out to the full.  
To Gods holy people in Ephesus or Melville because of our faith in Jesus.  This message to the Ephesians and to us today comes through Gods chosen Apostle Paul.  Remember what we just read in Acts, what Paul has gone through to ensure that the gospel is spread to the gentile world.  The book of Acts ends with Paul in prison… now he is writing to some of those churches from prison.  Paul’s letters are usually written in response to something he has heard about the church in question, however they give us good instructions for life today as well.  So let’s enjoy unpacking this letter together.  Grace and peace to you.
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