In the third installment of the “Destined” series, Pastor Dwayne looks at Paul discussing how Christians are destined to have confidence in the face of troubles in Ephesians chapter 1. He uses the passage to deal with several issues including trusting God more than your circumstances.
People of Confidence
Destined, Part 03
Everyone arrives somewhere. Christians arrive at a predetermined destiny.
Christians are destined to have confidence in the face of trouble.
Ephesians 3:13 – I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.
Eph 1:9-10 – And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment– to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.
Romans 8:28 – …in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Trusting God’s Destiny Means…
You trust God more than your circumstances.
1 Peter 4:12 – Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you.
You trust more in God’s destiny than your failures.
Ephesians 1:4a – For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy…
You stop living a life of blame. Ephesians 1:4b – …and blameless in his sight.
Amōmos [ä’-mō-mos] – blameless, without spot, without fault as in a court of law
Philippians 1:6 – being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion…