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18. The eyes of your understanding being enlightened ; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of bis inheritance in the saints.

CHAPTER II.

GOD'S MERCY TO SINNERS.---THE CHRISTIAN'S PRIVILEGES.

Is it not of God's mercy, that sinners are brought to the knowledge of the Truth ?

4. God, who is rich in mercy, for bis great. love wherewith He loved us,

5. Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ.

What is the condition on our part, to render the gift of grace effective ; and how far are good works acceptable in the sight of God?

8. For by grace are yė saved, through faith ; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.

9. Not of works, lest any man should boast.

10. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

What constitutes the union and fellowship of believers ?

19. Now, therefore, ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

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20. And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone;

21. In whom all the building, fitly framed together, groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord :

22. In whom ye also are builded together, for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

CHAPTER III.

PAUL'S MISSION TO THE GENTILES--HIS PRAYER FOR THE

EPHESIANS.

To whom, and to what end, does the apostle Paul assert his mission to have been chiefly directed ?

8. Unto me who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given ; that I should preach among the Gentiles the uscarcbable riches of Cbrist :

9. And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which, from the beginning of the world, hath been hid in God; who created all things by Jesus Christ :

12. In whom we have boldness and access with confidence, by the faith of Him.

Recite the subject of his ardent prayer on behalf of the Ephesians.

14. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

15. Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

16. That He would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man ;

17. That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith ; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

18. May be able to comprehend with all saints, what is the breadil, and length, and depth, and height;

19. And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge; that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

Repeat the apostle's <scription of glory to. God, in concluding his prayer. .

20. Now unto Him ibat is able to do exceeding abundantly, above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

21. Unto Him be glory in the church, by Christ Jesus, throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

CHAPTER IV.

CERISTIANS TO WALK WORTHY TREIR VOCATION.

Are we not exhorted to walk in a manner becoming our Christian calling?

1. I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith

ye are called; 2. With all lowliness and meekness ; with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love ;

3. Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Have we not all received, through Christ, a measure of Divine grace, sufficient to perfect the work of holiness in us ?

7. Unto every one of us is given grace, according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

8. Wherefore he saith : Wlien. He ascended up on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

11. And He gave some apostles; and some prophets ; and some evangelists ; and somo pastors and teachers ;

12. For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of tbe body of Christ :

13. Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto tle measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.

If we continue to walk in vanity and lust, und are not renewed in the spirit of our minds, can we be Christ's disciples ?

17. This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind :

18. Having the understanding darkened ; being alienated from the life of God, through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their hearts :

19. Who, being past feeling, have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

20. But ye have not so learned Christ.

21. If so be that ye have heard Him, and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus :

22. That ye put off concerning the former conversation, the old man which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

23. And be renewed in the spirit of your mind

24. And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

What does the Gospel require in' our intercourse with, and conduct towards others.?

29. Let no corrupt communication proceed

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