Chapter CONTEXT from MHCC: In this chapter we have, I. The introduction to the whole epistle, which is much the same as in others (v. 1, 2). II. The apostle’s thanksgivings and praises to God for his inestimable blessings bestowed on the believing Ephesians (v. 3-14). III. His earnest prayers to God in their behalf (v. 15-23). This great apostle was wont to abound in prayers and in thanksgivings to almighty God, which he generally so disposes and orders that at the same time they carry with them and convey the great and important doctrines of the Christian religion and the most weighty instructions to all those who seriously peruse them.
Here in our main text, we are nearing the end of the second section (v.1-2; v.3-14) as most commentaries break it down. The Apostle Paul under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit has knitted the concept of predestination (v.4-5), God’s Glory (v.6), Salvation (v.6-8), and the ability to know these, God’s Revealed Will (v.9-14). What a blessing it is for True Children of God to know where they will spend eternity!
I could not find one individual sermon covering just our main text (v.9-10) so I am providing three.
Resource by John Piper
Scripture: Ephesians 1:1–14 Topic: The Glory of God
The Fourth Sermon on the First Chapter – Ephesians 1:7-10 by John Calvin
The Counsel of His Own Will – Martin Lloyd Jones – Ephesians 1:11-14