Sixth Sunday after Pentecost – Ephesians 1:3-14

Grace, peace and mercy to you from God our Father and our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

The teaching of the church regarding predestination is often misunderstood and yet this good news for Christians is a blessed gift of assurance God clearly gives us through his Word. Listen again to God’s Word which proclaims you as predestined for salvation and the reason why you can be sure this gift belongs to you.

“In love he predestined us for adoption 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. In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.” (Eph 1:5-6, 13-14)

Heavenly Father, sanctify us in the truth, your Word is truth. Amen.

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