o Christians are holy ones.
Every Blessing (1:3):
o Christ is the treasure in whom we have every heavenly treasure.
o Before the beginning of the world, God selected us for His blessing!
o We were chosen to be a holy spectacle before God for His own pleasure.
o We are naturally not God's children.
o God brought near to Himself sinners who should have been shunned.
o We were released from our sins ("forgiveness") through the blood of God's beloved.
o The Father gave up what was most precious to Him to lavish on us His grace.
o Jesus is the main point for the existence of everything.
o There is no better person for whom the universe should exist than our dear Savior.
Possession & Pledge (1:11-14):
o We are to praise God and give voice to His great worth.
o The Spirit sanctifies us until we're glorified.
o We should have a clear view of whom we pray to.
o We should pray for knowledge of God that is beyond rote or head-knowledge but a true perspective of who He is in the core of our being.
o We are to know the future hope for which God called us.
o We are to know the value God places in us as His own "inheritance."
o Resurrection Power (1:19-20a):
o We are to know the power of God in our lives.
o God's power that energizes us spiritually is the impressive power with which He raised Christ Jesus from the dead.
Exaltation Power (1:20b-23):
o By His power, God places Jesus "far above" all the angels and everything else, both in this world and the one to come.
o Christ is our head, and we submit to Him!
Spiritual Death (2:1-2a):
o God exercised His power to deliver us from our prior spiritual condition of spiritual death, a life of sin.
Satan & the Flesh (2:2b-3):
o The devil actively works to steer this world toward sin against God.
o We all were once bent on carrying out the desires of our flesh and our godless mind.
o Our trespasses and sins were against God.
o We were repulsive rebels.
o God should have sent us to hell but He instead loved us.
God's Saving Acts (2:5a+6):
o God raised us up and made us spiritually alive.
o God gave to us an exalted position before Him.
Ultimate Purpose (2:7-9):
o God saved us to put on display the riches of His grace.
o Without Christ there is no regeneration, no calling, no sanctification and no glorification.
Good Works (2:10):
o God saved us for works of service and sanctification.
o God planned for us to execute and walk in these good works.