Ephesians 1-3, ERV
1. 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, 5 having _______ adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.
a. offered us
b. predestined us to
c. rewarded us, due to our good works,
2. 7 In Him we have redemption through ______, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace 8 which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, 9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, 10 that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth-in Him.
b. good works
c. His blood
3. 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 ______ made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
a. when we began pursuing a sinless life
b. when we had repented of our trespasses
c. even when we were dead in trespasses
4. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, _____; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.
a. out of the desire of your heart
b. and that not of yourselves
c. the greatest thing you could have ever done