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Nov19
EPHESIANS The Resurrected Life
Series: Sunday Sermons
Leader: Pastor Bill Terris
Scripture: Ephesians 2: 1-10
Date: Nov 19th, 2017
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Ephesians 2:1-10


 


…Remember Paul’s theme: “Grow Up Spiritually” cf. Heb.5:11-6:1a


Ask, “Who is Paul referring to? _ “As for you…”   cf.1:3, 13


 


A. Their Status in the Past   2:1-3


= in the state of being spiritually “dead” 1, 5 cf. Rom. 5:12, 3:23, 6:23


= lifeless and motionless as far as Godward activity


= a life lived according to an authority contrary to God   2


   ***value systems: Society, Satanic, Sinful; earth-bound motives   3, 4


= objects of God’s “wrath” John 3:36  = “alienated from God”  Col.1:21   


 


B. Their Status at Present   2:4-6


= made alive with Christ                      “in Christ” => identified with


= raised up with Christ                          Him in what He experienced


= seated with Christ in heavenly realms 4:10             Romans 6:5-10


-> legal standing of righteousness before God


- by God’s great love, mercy, and grace -> Christ’s work on our


   Behalf (our Substitute)    2 Corinthians 5:21


POINT: “It is by grace you have been saved.” (5b) = accomplished


 


C. Their Status included Purpose    2:7-10


- Purpose #1: to “show” to the whole creation the salvation of God


                    = the purpose of the church


vs.8, 9 - repeat, expand, and expound the parenthesis of vs.5b


     - Salvation due to God’s grace and kindness, activated by faith


     - Salvation is NOT by works, rather by being humbled to


        receive the gift He offers = “No merit of my own”


        cf. Luke 15 – repentance -> restoration; Philippians 3:7-9


- Purpose #2: Believers are God’s workmanship _a “new creation”


                                (cf. original creation was flawed by sin)


              …created to be like God in true righteous & holiness 4:10


The new life of Jesus within us has as its


essential quality the doing of good works.


                     cf. Jesus “went around doing good”.  Acts10:38


                - our union with Christ -> doing good  Titus 2:11-14


POINT: God is being clear about His BELIEFS -> our BELIEFS


EPHESIANS


- The Resurrected Life –


Ephesians 2:1-10


 


…Remember Paul’s theme: “Grow Up Spiritually” cf. Heb.5:11-6:1a


Ask, “Who is Paul referring to? _ “As for you…”   cf.1:3, 13


 


A. Their Status in the Past   2:1-3


= in the state of being spiritually “dead” 1, 5 cf. Rom. 5:12, 3:23, 6:23


= lifeless and motionless as far as Godward activity


= a life lived according to an _______________  contrary to God   2


   ***value systems: Society, Satanic, Sinful; earth-bound motives   3, 4


= objects of God’s “wrath” John 3:36  = “alienated from God”  Col.1:21   


 


B. Their Status at Present   2:4-6


= made alive with Christ                      “in Christ” => identified with


= raised up with Christ                          Him in what He experienced


= seated with Christ in heavenly realms 4:10             Romans 6:5-10


-> legal standing of                                     before God


- by God’s great love, mercy, and grace -> Christ’s work on our


   Behalf (our                              )    2 Corinthians 5:21


POINT: “It is by grace you have been saved.” (5b) = accomplished


 


C. Their Status included Purpose    2:7-10


- Purpose #1: to “show” to the whole creation the salvation of God


                    = the purpose of the church


vs.8, 9 - repeat, expand, and expound the parenthesis of vs.5b


     - Salvation due to God’s grace and kindness, activated by faith


     - Salvation is NOT by works, rather by being                         to


        receive the gift He offers = “No merit of my own”


        cf. Luke 15 – repentance -> restoration; Philippians 3:7-9


- Purpose #2: Believers are God’s workmanship _a “new creation”


                                (cf. original creation was flawed by _______)


              …created to be like God in true righteous & holiness 4:10


The new life of Jesus within us has as its


essential quality the doing of good works.


                     cf. Jesus “went around doing good”.  Acts10:38


                - our union with Christ -> doing ______  Titus 2:11-14


POINT: God is being clear about His BELIEFS -> our BELIEFS