Sermon outline: This is an abbreviated outline with the complete sermon downloadable at the bottom of the post.
Text: Ephesians 1:1-3
Title: A Reminder of God’s Presence
Introduction: In Ephesians, we learn how to be effective soldiers under our Lord and Commander, Jesus Christ—and we learn the secret of ultimate victory in this epic struggle.
I. Paul’s Humble Greeting
A. His qualifications
1. An apostle of Jesus Christ
2. According to God’s will
B. His audience
1. Saints in Ephesus
2. Faithful in Christ Jesus
II. Paul’s Comforting Reminder
A. The gifts
B. The giver
1. God our Father
2. Lord Jesus Christ
III. Paul’s Amazing Declaration
A. The presence of God’s blessing
B. The purpose of God’s blessing
C. The position of God’s blessing in Christ
D. The place of God’s blessing
1. Heavenly places—references to this are found five times in Ephesians.
2. We are pilgrims on this earth.