Have you ever wondered why God chose to save you?
“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” (Ephesians 1:3, NIV).
The book of Ephesians is such a positive book! It was written by Paul, the first missionary to the nations, while he was in prison in Rome for sharing the gospel. So you’d think he would be feeling frustrated, discouraged, and defeated.
Instead, Paul starts his letter to the church in faraway Ephesus with a list of all the ways God had blessed them all. This is certainly not the way I’d be tempted to act if I were in his shoes!
Just as this letter was a blessing to that early assembly of believers, I’m sure that studying Ephesians will bless you, too — because it will remind you of all the blessings you have in Christ. If you can get a grip on what God has done for you and the power He wants to flow through you, you’ll be re-energized to serve Him and others for the rest of your life.
“Anne, thank you for this book. My friend told me to read it, and she was right. I needed it. ”
— a reader in Pennsylvania
“This is just what I needed. May God bless you as you continue to do His work (be a part of His plan!). I’ve been encouraged and refreshed.”
“Sobering thoughts. Thought-changing book… thank you, Anne!”
“It encourages me to read that we need to be standing for ALL of God’s Word. I really believe that God is raising a remnant of people to REALLY stand for His Truth, with their actions, and not just their lips.”
“That is what I need to always remember, Anne. Focus on God and on people. I have too much of a tendency to focus on circumstances….”
|Blessed to Be a Blessing:The Mystery of Why God Chose You (a study of the book of Ephesians)||