Ephesians 1:3-14 3)"All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who HAS blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. (The plan) 4)Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be Holy and without fault in His eyes. 5)God decided in advance to adopt us into His own family by bringing us to Himself THROUGH Jesus Christ. This is what He wanted to do, and it gave Him GREAT PLEASURE. (Phil 2:13...God is working in me, giving me the desire and the power to do what pleases Him) & (2 Peter 1:3-11...3)By His divine power God has given us everything we need for living a Godly life. We Have (already) received ALL of this BY COMING TO KNOW Him, the one who called us to Himself by means of HIS marvelous glory and excellence. 4)And because of His glory and excellence, HE has Given US great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share HIS divine nature and escape the worlds corruption caused by human desires. 5)In view of all of this, make EVERY EFFORT to respond to God's Promises. Supplement your faith with with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, 6)and knowledge with self - control, and self-control, with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, 7)and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone. 8)The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in our knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9)BUT those who fail to develop in this way are short sighted or blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their old sins. 10)So dear brothers and sisters, work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things and you will never fall away. 11)Then God will give you a grand entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ). Vs. 6 (Ephesians 1) 6)So we praise God for the glorious grace He has poured out on us who belong to His dear Son. 7)He is so rich in kindness and grace the He pruchased our freedom with the Blood of His Son and forgave our sins. 8)He has showered His kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding. 9)God has now revealed to us His mysterious plan regarding Christ, a plan to fulfill His own good pleasure. 10)and this is the plan: At the right time He will bring everything together under the authority of Christ - everything in heaven and on earth. 11)Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for He chose us in advance, and He makes everything work out according to His plan. 12)God's purpose was that we jews who were the first to trust in Christ, would bring praise and glory to God. 13) And now you gentiles have also herd the truth, the good news that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, He identified you as His own by giving you the Holy Spirit whom He promised long ago. 14) The Spirit is God's guarantee that He will give us the inheritance He promised and that He has purchased us to be His own people. HE did this so we would praise and glorify Him. Ephesians 2:4-10 4) But God is so rich in mercy, and He loved us so much 5) that even though we were dead because of our sins, He gave us life when He raised Jesus from the dead. (It is only by God's grace that you have been saved!) 6) For He raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. 7) So GOD can point to us in all future ages AS examples of the incredible wealth of His Grace (God's overwhelming desire to treat you and me as if sin never happened) and kindness toward us, as shown in all He has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus. 8)God saved YOU by His grace (God's overwhelming desire to treat you and me as if sin never happened) when YOU believed. And You cannot take credit for this; it's a gift from God. 9)Salvation is NOT a reward for the good things that we have done, so NONE OF US can boast about it. 10)For WE are God's masterpiece. HE has created us anew in Christ Jesus, So that we can do the good things that He has planned for us long ago. 13)But now YOU have been united with Christ Jesus. Once you were far away from God, but now you have been brought near to Him through the Blood of Christ. 14)For Christ Himself has brought peace to us. He united jews and gentiles into one people when, in His own body on the cross He broke down the wall of hostility that separated us. 15)He did this by ending the system of law with it's commandments and regulations. He made peace between jews and gentiles by creating in Himself one new people from the two groups. 16) Together as one body, Christ reconciled both groups to God by means of His death on the cross, and our hostility toward each other was put to death. 17) He brought this good news of peace to you gentiles who were far away from Him, and peace to the jews who were near. 18) Now all of us can come to the Father through the same Holy Spirit because of what Christ has done for us. may the blessings of the Lord overtake you in a very special way!