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Ephesians Chapter 1 : 1-10 - World English Bible [WEB]

  • World English Bible [WEB]
  • Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians
  • 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, to the saints who are at Ephesus, and the 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 blessing in the heavenly places in Christ;
  • 4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and without blemish before him in love;
  • 5 having predestined us for adoption as children through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his desire,
  • 6 to the praise of the glory of his grace, by which he freely bestowed favor on us in the Beloved,
  • 7 in whom we have our redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,
  • 8 which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,
  • 9 making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him
  • 10 to an administration of the fullness of the times, to sum up all things in Christ, the things in the heavens, and the things on the earth, in him;
  • Open English Bible [OEB]
  • Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians
  • Introduction
  • 1 To Christ’s people at Ephesus who are faithful to him, from Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus, by the will of God.
  • 2 May God, our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ bless you and give you peace.
  • 3 Blessed is the God and Father of Jesus Christ, our Lord, who has blessed us on high with every spiritual blessing, in Christ.
  • 4 For he chose us in our union with Christ before the creation of the universe, so that we might be holy and blameless in his sight, living in the spirit of love.
  • 5 From the first he destined us, in his goodwill towards us, to be adopted as sons through Jesus Christ,
  • 6 and so to enhance that glorious manifestation of his loving kindness which he gave us in the one he loves;
  • 7 for in him, and through the shedding of his blood, we have found redemption in the pardon of our offenses.
  • 8 All this accords with the loving kindness which God lavished on us, accompanied by countless gifts of wisdom and discernment,
  • 9 when he made known to us his hidden purpose. And it also accords with the goodwill which God purposed to exhibit in Christ,
  • 10 in view of that divine order which was to mark the completion of the ages, when he should make everything, both in heaven and on earth, centre in him.

The book of Ephesians has 6 chapters.
Ephesians chapter 1 has 23 verses.

What is the Sinner's Prayer for Salvation?

The sinners prayer is a common Christian term for a prayer that is said when someone wants to repent of their sin, ask God for forgiveness, and verbally state their belief in the life, death, and saving resurrection of Jesus Christ.

"For, if with your lips you acknowledge the truth of the message that JESUS IS LORD, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with their hearts people believe and so attain to righteousness, while with their lips they make their Profession of faith and so find salvation." Romans 10:9-10

Christ's death on the cross paid in full the debt of our sin. Action must be taken to take hold of the gift.

Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and there is nothing that I can do to save myself. I confess my complete helplessness to forgive my own sin or to work my way to heaven through any good works. At this moment I trust Christ alone and receive by faith all Grace purchased by Jesus as the One who bore my sin when He died on the cross. I believe that He did all that will ever be necessary for me to stand in your holy presence. I thank you that Christ was raised from the dead as a guarantee of my own resurrection. As best as I can, I now transfer my trust to Him and by my faith take hold of His grace and love for me. I am grateful that He has promised to receive me despite my many sins and failures. Thank you for your word that will guide me as to how I should live my remaining days. Please grant me the wisdom to discern correctly and motivation to grow my faith, obedience, understanding, appreciation, and love for you. Thank you for your Grace and mercy that I do not deserve. Thank you that my salvation is not based on my level of performance in my short life but in my receiving what your victory on the cross did pay for. Thank you that I can receive by my faith alone, your glorious gift of salvation. Thank you for hearing this prayer and for saving me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.