I want you to do something here.
I’ve put Ephesians 1:1-14 below, but I’ve changed a few things about it (I think I can do that…)
Any place where the word ‘you’ is found, I replaced it with a spot for you to put in your name.
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,
To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus:
Grace to ____ and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed ____ in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose ____ in him before the foundation of the world, that ____ should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined ____ for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed ____ in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of ____ trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon ____, in all wisdom and insight making known to ____ the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
In him ____ have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. In him ____ also, when ____ heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of ____ inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.
Friends…this is good news!!