This week, we continue our series In Him by studying Ephesians 3:1-7
1 For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles— 2 assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3 how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly. 4 When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5 which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit. 6 This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel. 7 Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God’s grace, which was given me by the working of his power.
The mystery of the gospel
Have you thought about the gospel lately? The fact is, there are aspects to the gospel that don’t quite seem logical. For instance, it isn’t logical that Jesus would suffer and give his life to redeem sinners like you and me. It isn’t logical that when God looks upon us, he sees Jesus’ righteousness instead of our sin. It isn’t logical that God would pour out the favor that Jesus deserves on us – the undeserving ones, and pour out the punishment that we deserve on Jesus – the perfect one.
The truth is, in some ways, the gospel is a mystery. Join us this week as we unpack the mystery of the gospel
Preparing to sing together
We will be singing a new song together this week called The Gospel, which simply and succinctly describes the message of the gospel (and is based on 1 Corinthians 15:1-4). Here are some of the words we will sing together:
So Jesus’ death has conquered death and killed our sin / And Jesus’ life has brought us life, we live in Him / Oh, look what God has done / Oh, through His Son
Christ died for our sins / Met death in His grave / Then rose to life again / By this we are saved
To prepare to sing together, check out these helpful links:
Praise To The Lord (Listen | Purchase)
The Gospel (Listen | Purchase)
Made Alive (Listen | Purchase)
Alas! (Listen | Purchase)
Grace Alone (Listen | Purchase)
It is Finished (Listen | Purchase)
See you on Sunday.