2018-07-15 — Live Like You Are Blessed

Church Year: Pentecost 8:
Date: July 15, 2018

Theme: Live Like You Are Blessed

– Ephesians 1:3-14

– Pastor: John Hein

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p. 5 ff.


TLH 27 : Oh Bless The Lord, My Soul Hymnary.org link
TLH 392 : Blest Is the Man Forever Blest Hymnary.org link
WS 776 : Lord, 'tis not that I did Choose Thee Hymnary.org link
TLH 391 : Blessed Are the Sons of God Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

Scripture Readings:
Amos 7:10-15
Mark 6:7-13

Theme: Live Like You Are Blessed

Ephesians 1:3–14 (Listen)

Spiritual Blessings in Christ

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us1 for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known2 to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ 10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

11 In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, 12 so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. 13 In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is the guarantee3 of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it,4 to the praise of his glory.


[1] 1:5 Or before him in love, 5having predestined us
[2] 1:9 Or he lavished upon us in all wisdom and insight, making known . . .
[3] 1:14 Or down payment
[4] 1:14 Or until God redeems his possession