“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

17/09/2017 – Evening Service: Blessed be

Bible Readings:

John 5:16 – 30, Hebrews 1:1 – 14

Ephesians 1:3–4 (NKJV)

3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,

4just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,

I  Who God is and how He is related to us

II  What the Lord God has given us

III  The foundational or first blessing – election

When God elects us, it is not because we are handsome.

John Calvin


Election is ascribed to God the Father, sanctification to the Spirit, and reconciliation to Jesus Christ … This is the chain of salvation and never a link of this chain must be broken. The Son cannot die for them whom the Father never elected, and the Spirit will never sanctify them whom the Father hath not elected nor the Son redeemed.

Thomas Manton