In lesson 1 of this study we Learn to Sit. If we have accepted Christ as our Savior, we are seated with Him in the heavenly realm. (Eph. 2:6) We have spiritual blessings now because of our position in Christ in heaven. (Eph. 1:3) What a challenge to understand these truths and live in them! Edwards encourages to learn to sit - learn what it means to be seated with Christ in the heavenly realms. This is the first and necessary posture of the Christian life she says. When we see ourselves this way, everything else changes.
you imagine what it must have been like for the Christian Ephesians
to hear this news? They were surrounded by pagan worship and occult
practices. It may be just as shocking to us, surrounded by depressing
news broadcasts and raunchy television shows. But it is the way God
sees us right now. Spend some time thinking about what that means in
your daily life. In fact, you might want to memorize Ephesians 1:3
(as Edwards suggests).
there is even more good news! We have been chosen to belong to God!
(Eph. 1:4a) Can you imagine that? Even before God created the world
He was thinking about us. And we have been adopted into Christ!
(Eph.1:5) And it is a done deal. We've been sealed! (Eph. 1:13)
you go through your day and your week, think about who you are in
Christ. Think about being seated in heavenly places, being chosen,
being adopted, being sealed. And then think about what that means as
you go about living your daily life.
God for blessing us in Christ!
the lesson 1 video by Sue Edwards here.
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Edwards is an associate professor of Christian education at
Dallas Theological Seminary. She brings over thirty years of
experience to the classroom as a Bible teacher, curriculum writer,
and overseer of several women's ministries. She is the author or
co-author of several books. She has a D.Min. From Gordon-Conwell
theological Seminary and a master's in Bible from Dallas Theological
Seminary. She and her husband have been married for forty years, have
two married daughters and five grandchildren.
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