The blessings God gives us through Jesus, Ephesians 1:3-14
The in-crowd offers a standard narrative and cinematic motif. Even though it usually finds employment in predictable ways, the idea of insiders and outsiders remains compelling because it resonates with everyone’s experiences. Paul opened his letter to the Christians in Ephesus by describing an in-crowd and the privileges that attend belonging to that group. But the in-crowd he wrote about avoids the usual, negative things we tend to associate with such groups because it is a group created by God and shaped by Jesus. Therefore, we will consider the blessings and responsibilities God gives to that group as a way of helping us better understand His plans and expectations for our lives.