Devotional 4/17/20

Ephesians 1:19-23

19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might 20 that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

The same power that rose Jesus Christ from the grave now lives in us. Through His sacrifice on the cross, we are given forgiveness in our sins. God has given us His Holy Spirit as a way to mark us in His kingdom. When God was raised from the dead, he ascended into Heaven and was seated at the right hand of God. Jesus is the risen head of the church. Every believer belongs to the universal church, which is a spiritual organism entered into by receiving Christ. Our body, as the Chapel Youth, is meant to be a part of that universal church.

In God’s love, he adopted us as His children. We were adopted into His church, where we are subjects under Jesus. Jesus has the power that no one past, present, or future can challenge. Isn’t it comforting to know that the God of the universe loves you?

What is the significance of the resurrection? Why do we celebrate it?

What does it mean to belong to the church?

How would you describe Jesus? What does that say about your relationship with Him?

Thanks for checking out the blog this week. We’ll be back Monday with another devotional, this time in Ephesians 2. Have a good weekend, be blessed!

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Chapel of the Lake Youth Group in Lake Saint Louis, MO

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