May 16, 2011
After the first night of teaching Ephesians – here is an excerpt of what I wrote my co-worker Jonathan Kopf – ” I am PUMPED about Ephesians. Chapter one is a killer. After the teaching tonight we had a big discussion about eternal security. I really tried to hit it home that we did NOT save ourselves, nor can we keep ourselves. It seemed to go well and everyone was excited. pray for it all to be clear. Did verses 5-14 – the highlights being that we are God’s children, The Holy Spirit is His mark on us, the Grace of God is over the top. God promised that we are His children and that he would not leave us – and his promises always are true. Romans 5:1 was tied in. as was Romans 8:38-39. We are promised Heaven – and God will NOT fail to take us there. As you can see – this is why the eternal security question was fresh in their mind… obviously they had thought/talked about it before, but now they were hearing a clear stand… I think the question was to confirm their understanding that we are secure in Christ.