Ephesians 2:11-22
Ephesians 2:11-22
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Published April 6th, 2021; Updated April 6th, 2021
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One in Christ 11 Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called k the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands— 12 remember l that you were at that time separated from Christ, m alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to n the covenants of promise, o having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were p far off have been brought near q by the blood of Christ. 14 For r he himself is our peace, s who has made us both one and has broken down t in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15 by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in u ordinances, that he might create in himself one v new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16 and might w reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. 17 And he came and x preached peace to you who were y far off and peace to those who were z near. 18 For a through him we both have b access in c one Spirit to the Father. 19 So then you are no longer d strangers and aliens, 1 but you are e fellow citizens with the saints and f members of the household of God, 20 g built on the foundation of the h apostles and prophets, i Christ Jesus himself being j the cornerstone, 21 k in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into l a holy temple in the Lord. 22 In him m you also are being built together n into a dwelling place for God by 1 the Spirit.
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Ephesians 2:11-22
Our Past – Separation
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.
Our Present – Peace
But now
in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near
by the blood of Christ.
Means of 13b
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,
Means of 14c
that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two,
Purpose of 14c
so making peace,
Result of 14c
and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.
Purpose #2 of 14c
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.
Our Identity – Members of the Household of God
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.
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