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Ephesians - Who we are in Christ Part 3

Ephesians - Who we are in Christ Part 3

Pastor Jim Huthmaker

 

 

Ephesians 2:13-18

Verse 12 - Speaks of being separated (without) Christ.

Verse 13 - Now you (we) are in Christ Jesus!

Who were once far off (or separated) are now near because of the blood of Jesus.

Verse 14 - Jesus brought peace and unity by bringing us all together. Jesus breaks down walls and barriers between people.

 

Galatians 3:28 We all are one in Christ Jesus

 

Verse 15 -Jesus abolished enmity (ill will or hostility) and the law through His flesh (blood).

Abolish - to render entirely idle or useless, to do away with.

 

Hebrews 8:13, Hebrews 7:22, Luke 22:20 New Testament is a new and better covenant.

 

Verse 16 - Jesus has created the one new man- the Christian man.

Verse 18 - Both Jew and Gentile (we all) have access to our Father God.

By the blood of Jesus, salvation is available to everyone.

 

Ephesians 2:19-22

Verse 19 - From what we have discovered from the previous scripture we are no longer strangers or foreigners but fellow citizens (heirs) through and with Christ Jesus.

Verse 20 - Jesus id the chief cornerstone. Jesus is the foundation of His church. Jesus is the Shepherd of His church.