Teaching Notes are Bible studies we taught before GraceLife Ministries began publishing articles online in 1995. Some were presented as sermons, others as group studies.

Our hope is that these older studies will be a blessing to you in your life and ministry. Please use them in any way God leads you.

These teaching notes are from a series of studies about Ephesians

[These notes are from more than 45 years ago.]

Every Spiritual Blessing

Ephesians 1:3 tells us that we have received “every spiritual blessing.” Is that true? I believe it is because God’s Word says so. What are those “spiritual” blessings? Let’s look at Paul’s letter to the Ephesian Christians to see.

  1. 1:3 … every spiritual blessing
  2. 1:3 … every spiritual blessing in heavenly places
  3. 1:3 … every spiritual blessing in Christ
  4. 1:4 … God chose us
  5. 1:4 … God chose us before the foundation of the world (before creation)
  6. 1:4 … God chose us to be holy
  7. 1:4 … God chose us to be without blame before Him
  8. 1:4 … God chose us in love
  9. 1:5 … God marked us out beforehand to be adopted as sons
  10. 1:7 … We have redemption through Christ’s blood
  11. 1:8 … God lavished His grace upon us with all wisdom and understanding
  12. 1:9 … God made known to us the mystery of His will
  13. 1:13 … When we believed, we were marked with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit
  14. 1:14 … We have a promised inheritance, unto the praise of God’s glory
  15. 1:17 … God has made the spirit of wisdom and revelation available to us
  16. 1:18-19 … God has given us heart-eyes to see the hype to which He has called us
  17. 1:22-23 … God has made us part of His body, vitally connected to its Head, Jesus
  18. 2:4 … God loved us enough to change us from objects of wrath to objects of mercy
  19. 2:6 … God raised us up with Christ and seated us in the heavenly places with Him
  20. 2:8-9 … God saved us in such a way as to bring entire credit to Himself
  21. 2:10 … In saving us, God gave each of us a ministry of good works to do
  22. 2:11-16 … God made two old men (Jew and Gentile) into one new man in Christ (new creation)
  23. 2:17-18 … We have access to the father by one Spirit
  24. 2:19 … We are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens
  25. 2:22 … We are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives
  26. 3:5 … We know the mystery of God that was hidden for ages
  27. 3:12 … We may approach God with freedom and confidence
  28. 3:16-17 … We can be strengthened with power through the Holy Spirit in our inner being, so that Jesus may feel at home in our lives
  29. 4:4-6 … We have the blessings of being part of one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all
  30. 4:11-12 … Christ gave His body gifted people for the purpose of equipping every Christian for works of service, so that the whole body will be built up
  31. 4:13-15 … The Lord gave each of us the potential for maturity in our daily walk
  32. 4:16 … As each one of us does his part, the body is built up in love
  33. 4:17-33 … We are blessed with the potential of change
  34. 5:1 … We are able to imitate God and thus love the way He does
  35. 5:8 … We were once darkness, but God made us light
  36. 5:16 … We have the opportunity of making the most of every opportunity
  37. 5:18 … We can be filled and controlled by the Holy Spirit
  38. 5:20 … We have the privilege of praying to God
  39. 5:21-33 … We have the potential for a successful marriage
  40. 6:1-4 … We have the potential for a successful home
  41. 6:5-9 … We have the potential for successful relationships with others outside the home
  42. 6:10-18 … We have been given the secret to spiritual warfare

[Thank you for reading these teaching notes from more than 45 years ago. My prayer is they will be a blessing to you and your life and ministry.]