Speaker: Lukus Counterman - Ephesians 1 is a run-on sentence of overflowing trinitarian praise. The Father is praised for his electing work in salvation. The Son is praised for his redeeming work in salvation, and the Spirit is praised for his sealing work in salvation. Paul is in awe and wonder at the glorious grace of God. He is captivated and confounded as he considers the spiritual blessings of the past, present and future. In Ephesians 1:7-10, the focus of the text is on the glorious work of the Son. He has redeemed enslaved sinners. He has forgiven all our transgressions. And he is uniting all things in heaven and on earth to the praise of his glory. May the Lord give us the emotional response of praise in response to the abundant outpouring of his grace.