To the Praise of His Glory…Amen!

“who is the downpayment of our inheritance, into the redemption of his possession, to the praise of his glory.” (Ephesians 1:14) We have seen this language already in Ephesians , but it is worth reiterating again and again. Why does God give us the Holy Spirit as a downpayment of our inheritance while also bringing… Read More

I am His Possession

“who is the downpayment of our inheritance, into the redemption of his possession, to the praise of his glory.” (Ephesians 1:14) Do you notice the language that is used here? Paul is writing that as Christians, because of the work of Christ, we have been redeemed into God’s possession. His possession? What exactly is that… Read More

Questions of Assurance

“who is the downpayment of our inheritance, into the redemption of his possession, to the praise of his glory.” (Ephesians 1:14) The classic definition of faith is found in Hebrews 1:11: “And faith is the essence of that which is hoped for, the proof of things not seen.” This is a definition which we have… Read More