Ephesians 2:11-22

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6 June, 2017

6

JUN

EPHESIANS 2:11-22

Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands— remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.

Ephesians 2:21 (NIV)

In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy templein the Lord.

Roger’s thoughts;

Everything, absolutely everything was created to be in relationship with God. And all people are joined to God through Jesus. Without Jesus, it is impossible to be joined with God.

Now maybe God could have chosen another way, but he chose Jesus, he came to us in Jesus and it is only through Him that we can be joined with God.

Never forget this. It is only through Jesus that we have life with God, I know I am repeating myself, but nothing is as important as this.

Jesus died and rose again, so that you could live forever with God. It is Jesus who holds all things together. He is the way, the truth and the life and no-one comes to the Father except through Him.

Our faith in Jesus is personal, but it is not private.

Our faith in Jesus is to be shared with all because Jesus is for all. He holds all things together.

Yearly Bible Reading Plan: Ecclesiastes 1, 2 & 3; Psalm 45; Ephesians 2