Letter From a Roman Jail: Ephesians

Grace for the Walking Dead.

Ephesians 2:1-10

1-2a. “And you were dead in the transgressions and sins in which you once walked,”

  1. By nature, you are dead.

verse 2b (the rest of verse 2).

  1. By nature, you love acts of rebellion against the living God.

verse 3.

  1. By nature, with middle finger raised at Him, you “stay the course” away from the living God.

verses 4-6, “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, co-made us alive with Christ - by grace you have been saved - and co-raised us with Him and co-seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,”

  1. The living God united you to Jesus and in Him you have been co-made alive, co-raised, and co-seated in the highest Heaven.

verses 7-9.

  1. It is a foolish delusion to boast before the Lord. It is wisdom to learn to humbly boast in the Lord.

verse 10.

  1. The Bible is not proposing an hypothesis. The living God is making a proposal to you. “Will you let me come to you with grace and mercy, unite you with Christ, and make you alive?”

  2. The Bible is not proposing an hypothesis. Jesus is asking you, “Have you forgotten that you are united to me? That you have been made alive, raised, and seated with me?”

George Sinclair

George is the Lead Pastor at Church of the Messiah.

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