Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Our Union in Christ – Part 10

Ephesians 1:3-14 – Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ 10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

11 In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, 12 so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. 13 In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.


1. The Theology of our Union in Christ

2. The Roles of Christ in our union


3. The Necessity of our Union in Christ

4. The Relationship to Sin in our Union with Christ


5. The Metaphors Describing our Union in Christ


6. Christ’s View of Our Union in Him


7. God the Father and Our Union in Christ – 1 Corinthians 1:30


8. The Heart transformation from Our union in Christ


9. Our Minds are renewed from Our union in Christ


10. Evidence of being in Union with Christ



11. The Blessings of our Union with Christ – Ephesians 1:3-14

a. Adoption – Eph. 1:3-5, Rom. 8:15, Gal. 4:5, Luke 15:11-24, 1 John 3:1-3

b. Redemption – Eph. 1:7

From the bondage of sin – Titus 2:11-14
From the bondage of old life – 1 Peter 1:18-19
From the bondage of the Law – Galatians 4:4-5
From the bondage of our bodies – Romans 8:23

c. Forgiveness – Eph. 1:7, John 15:9, Matt. 9:1-2, Heb. 10:15-18, Jeremiah 31:34

d. Inheritance – Eph. 1:11, Rev. 21:1-4, 1 Peter 1:3-4, Eph. 1:11, Eph. 1:15-18, Duet. 4:20, Titus 2:14, 1 Peter 2:9