The Glory of Evangelism (Ephesians 1–3)



Sermon Notes

1. He predestined you for adoption, (1:5-6)

to show his glorious grace

2. He made you alive when you were dead, (2:1-6)

to show the riches of his grace in kindness (2:7)

3. He made you a church, (2:14-16)

to show his manifold wisdom (3:10)


Who they are:

1. orphans
2. dead
3. alone

“Glory dwarfs fear as a motivator”

The trifecta of glory: Praise, Salvation, Growth

This is how we live for the glory of God. There are too many people not praising Him. He deserves their every breath.

Personal Reflection

  • Try and meditate on God's adoption of you. Dwell on the truth that he did this to show his grace.
  • How does the statement "Glory dwarfs fear as a motivator" help you think about evangelism? 
  • Pray that God would make you more interested in his glory than your own.
  • Think about the trifecta of glory (praise, salvation, growth) that is displayed in evangelism.

Family Worship

  • Talk with your family about why God created us. 
  • Read Ephesians 1:5-6, 2:1-7, 2:11-16, 3:8-10 with your family.
  • What do these passages tell us about why God saves people?
  • Talk to your kids about how your family can intentionally get to know other people so you can share Jesus with them.
  • Talk with your family about the opportunities we all have to be part of bringing God glory.