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As part of my mission to help others and myself improve Bible literacy, this post is dedicated to a Thanksgiving Bible Study I prepared for my friends. I hope you enjoy working your way through it.

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THANKSGIVING BIBLE STUDY

When we begin to give it serious thought, we can find many things for which to be thankful–family, jobs, income, homes, running water, good weather–all of which are gifts from God. This Thanksgiving season, it may be helpful to turn our focus to some other intangible things we received from God through Jesus Christ.

Read Ephesians 1:3-14
1. List at least five things that God had done for you from this section of scripture.

2. Copy Ephesians 1:4 here or into you journal or simply onto a blank piece of paper.

3. What does it mean to be chosen by God?

4. What do the following verses teach about God’s having chosen us?
▸ Deuteronomy 14:2

▸ Psalm 4:3

▸ Romans 8:30

▸ 2 Thessalonians 2:13

▸ 2 Timothy 1:9

▸ 1 Peter 2:9

5. Copy Ephesians 1:7a here or into you journal or simply onto a blank piece of paper.

6. What does it mean to have redemption (be redeemed)?

7. From what are we redeemed?

8. What do the following verses teach?
▸ Psalm 49:7-8

▸ Matthew 20:28

▸ Galatians 3:13

▸ Galatians 4:5

▸ Titus 2:14

▸ Hebrews 9:12

▸ 1 Peter 1:18-19

9. Copy Ephesians 1:7b here or into you journal or simply onto a blank piece of paper.
10. What does it mean that we have forgiveness of sins?
11. What do the following verses teach?

▸ Romans 3:23-26

▸ 1 John 4:10

▸ Revelation 1:5

12. Copy Ephesians 1:5 here or into you journal or simply onto a blank piece of paper..

13. What does it mean that God has predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ?

14. What do the following verses teach?
▸ Romans 8:14-17

▸ Galatians 4:4-7

15. As you consider this study, what does your heart long to tell the Father? For what are you grateful? Pour out your thanks to God for all that He has done, is doing and will do for you and on your behalf.

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