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    2308 N Main St, Anderson, SC 29621, United States
    dimanche 10:30 AM
We all make choices. Each one of us have made choices just this
morning.

Today, I want to look at a choice that was made, not by you and I,
but by God.

Today’s passage is clear that it is God who chooses His children,
not ourselves.

I am reminded of a passage in Matthew 3: John the Baptist speaks
to the Pharisees about Who the Children of God are, and Who
chooses them.
The words of John the Baptist, as well as the inspired words of the
Apostle Paul concerning God’s bringing together of His family (children)
should echo in our hearts this morning. I pray God is glorified today by
the division of His word.
Paul begins this passage by doing the very thing we come to do
this morning. Give praise and Adoration to God the Father for what He has
done for us through His Son!

God deserves our praise for the blessings which He has freely
bestowed upon us.

The Biblical canon is a SYMPHONY of praise to God- the founder,
creator, and sustainer of the UNIVERSE!
My prayer today is that the truth proclaimed by the inspired
apostle will cause you and I to worship the God who creates, chooses,
sustains, and redeems His children.
I want you to notice this morning if you would, the pronouns that Paul is using:
HE chose us
To be holy and blameless before HIM
HE predestined us
For adoption to HIMSELF through CHRIST
According to the purpose of HIS will

Question… Who is HE?
YHWH- The Eternal God

Who is WE/US?
You and I

It is clear what message Paul is presenting to the church in Ephesus
as well as us this morning.
It is GOD- The eternal creator and sustainer, ruler of all things,
who Chooses US, not the other way around.
It is GOD who is the worker in this passage!

What are we chosen to for?
“That we should be Holy and blameless before Him.”

QUESTION: How many of you would say that you have been Holy
and Blameless this morning?
HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?
All of these passages were written 100’s of years before Jesus
walked to earth.

How Righteousness/Holiness is achieved?
God’s Salvation/Holiness/Righteousness ONLY comes through
FAITH IN THE MESSIAH THAT WAS PROMISED

God chooses His Children (Matthew 3) to come to faith in the
Messiah.
Paul has laid out for us as readers in the 1st 5 verses of this passage
the truth of God’s choice in bringing His Children to repentance and
Faith. Now Paul unpacks WHY this is the case.
A five Letter word… GRACE (Verses 6-7)
To the PRAISE of His Glorious Grace
According to the RICHES of His Grace!
It is God’s grace ALONE that takes a rebel sinner and counts
Him Righteous!
To make HIS will known (Verse 9)
Set forth in Christ!
According to HIS PURPOSE

His Purpose? (Verse 10)
To unite All things to Him- Things in Heaven and on Earth
Verse 11- 12: Nothing Purposeless
Verse 13-14: Our ETERNAL Inheritance

Invitation

Dear friend if you are reading this by way of the internet please know that you are loved and cared for. If you have no relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ His Son, then I invite you to trust Him by faith and receive Him as your personal Savior. Jesus Christ died on the cross for the sin of everyone in the world that they may have eternal life. All of us have sinned and all are guilty before Almighty God who made us to have fellowship with Him. But sin broke that ability to have a relationship and Jesus has restored the possibility to know God personally through His sacrifice. Please know that if you will seek God and turn from your sin and pray He will respond with His love and give to you a personal relationship through your belief in His Son and the sacrifice He made just for you. He will call for a change in your life too. He wants you to follow Him, not the world, not your own desires, but to follow Jesus. That brings a life change when you turn from sin and self and by faith believe in Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord. There is no Savior without Him being Lord of your life. Your willingness to change by following Him daily in your life will be the proof of your faith. When life throws its curves your way and you have found yourself broken by others or by the world let us introduce you to the only One who can help you…Jesus! You can write or call the office and we will follow up by contacting you. Office phone number is 864-225-2575 and the website address is www.northandersonbaptist.com and the physical address is 2308 N. Main St., Anderson, SC 29621. Dear friend if you are a believer and you have been touched by the Lord and you would like to talk to someone at the church just contact us in one of the ways you see above. If you are a believer and would like to talk about the church and your interest in being a part, please call and we can set up an appointment for you and get to know you. It would be a great pleasure to share our Lord’s love with you. This is a loving church and you are important to us, so please let us know what we can do for you in the Lord.

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