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Ephesians 1: 1-14 Acts 9: 1-19 , August 10, 1986 Sermon no. 92, Jefferis Kent Peterson According to Plan Today, we are beginning a study of the grand and glorious letter of Paul to the Ephesians. It is a letter that is different from the other epistles of Paul. Not written to deal with problems or disputes in a specific congregation, as is the case with most of his other letters, this letter is a theological treatise, and it has a theme that is broad in scope and wide in purpose. The letter has to do with God’s eternal plan of salvation for the whole world. And it brings the news that God has done something new for the benefit of heaven and earth in Jesus, the Anointed One. In Jesus the Anointed, he has given the world peace. This letter’s purpose is to announce this peace, which God has planned from the beginning of the world. And to the wonder of it all, Paul proclaims the unbelievable good news that God is establishing this peace with us in spite of our resistance to his will! Paul begins to reveal this theme of God’s peace with the very first verse, when … Read more