Read Ephesians 1: 1-3
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,
To God’s holy people in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus:
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
1) Think about the words and phrases you often use to describe yourself. What people, places and experiences have contributed to shaping your identity?
2) In what specific ways has being "in Christ" contributed to shaping your identity?
3) Paul was writing to Christians who were both "in Ephesus" and "in Christ Jesus". What challenges do you face living as a Christian in this world?
4) From the verses above, what 2 things has God the Father given to his people? Try to define each of them as best you can in your own words.
Make a list of the "earthly" and "spiritual" blessings we have in Christ. Take some time to thank God for each of these.
Here's a video of a song we've been learning in Church. It's based on Ephesians 3: 18