In Christ – Week 3: “The Big Reveal”

June 9, 2024

 

Big Idea:
God has revealed the mystery of life to us.

1. Jesus is the

1 For this reason, I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles 2 assuming you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that he gave me for you. 3 The mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have briefly written above. 4 By reading this you are able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ. — Ephesians 3:1-4

17 “Don’t think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or one stroke of a letter will pass away from the law until all things are accomplished. – Matt. 5:17-18

2. We do the mystery

7 I was made a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace that was given to me by the working of his power. 8 This grace was given to me—the least of all the saints—to proclaim to the Gentiles the incalculable riches of Christ, – Ephesians 3:7-8

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God – Romans 3:23

The is a

9 and to shed light for all about the administration of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things. 10 This is so that God’s multi-faceted wisdom may now be made known through the church to the rulers and authorities in the heavens. – Ephesians 3:9-10

24 they are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. – Romans 3:24

34 “I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” – John 13:34-35

We can have because of the mystery

12 In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. – Ephesians 3:12 

14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens—Jesus the Son of God—let us hold fast to our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in every way as we are, yet without sin. 16 Therefore, let us approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in time of need. – Hebrews 4:14-16

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