Scripture Readings

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ephesians 1:1-9 (Epistle)

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Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus:
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Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
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just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,
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having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,
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to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.
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In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
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which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,
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having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself,