Pastor’s Pen 10/10/2021

Pastor’s Pen 10/10/2021

What is your purpose in life?

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,”

Ephesians 1:1

At some point in your life, you probably have asked the       question, what is the purpose of my life. As a believer, that   answer is simple. It is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus begins with a greeting explaining by what authority he is writing his letter. He continues:

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 us 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. Eph. 1:3-6

I would encourage you to personalize Ephesians chapter one. As Paul identifies himself as an apostle, we can identify ourselves as a disciple of Jesus Christ by the will of God, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places because He chose us before the foundation of the world. Rejoice, Christian, knowing that you are blameless and will never stand guilty before God. Rejoice knowing that He has predestined us for adoption as His sons and daughters.

When you wonder what your purpose in life is, remember the words of Paul later in this Epistle:

For by grace you have been saved through faith.    And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,   not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For   we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that   we should walk in them.  Eph. 2:8-10

Your shepherd,

Pastor Mark


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