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Ephesian Studies Ephesians 2:11-22

Ephesians 2:11-22
A1 Two groups
B1 Uncircumcision
C1 Gentiles (non-Jews)
C2 Without Christ
C3 Foreigners of Israel
D1 Did not receive the blessings that Israel did
D2 Did not receive the covenant of promise
C4 No hope
C5 Without God
B2 Circumcision (Israel/Jews)
C1 Also without Christ
C2 Citizens of Israel
C3 Received the covenant of promise
C4 Had hope
C5 Had the true God
C6 Disobeyed him repeatedly
C7 Rejected Messiah
A2 The blessing of Messiah
B1 To both the circumcision and the uncircumcision
B2 We’re separated but now one in Christ
B3 This was because of the blood of Christ
B4 Christ is our (plural) peace
B5 No longer is there Jew and Gentile. Now, it is one—Christian
B6 The penalty and guilt from the Ten Commandments is now gone, abolished.
B7 The wall of separation between Jew and Gentile is now gone. We are one!
B8 Jesus, the Christ
C1 Came
C2 Preached
D1 To those far off (Gentiles)
D2 To those who are near (Jews)
C3 Made a way for access to the Father by One Spirit (the Holy Spirit)
C4 Made one household of God (one family, one holy building for God)
D1 One foundation for both which is
E1 Apostles
E2 Prophets
D2 One cornerstone—Jesus Christ
C5 One holy building, one (Living) Temple
D1 Built by God
D2 For God to live in us through the Holy Spirit
A3 Applications
B1 Sin separates us from God
C1 The Jews have sinned even though they had the law.
C2 Gentiles have sinned having no law.
C3 Matthew 15:18-20 WPNT But the things coming out of the mouth [actually] come from the heart; those are the things that defile the man.  Because out of the heart proceed malignant thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.  These are the things that defile the man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man.”
B2 Both Jew and Gentile believers in Messiah Jesus are reconciled to God.
C1 We, both, were enemies of God. We were lawbreakers in thoughts, desires, words, and deeds. Romans 5:8-10 NKJV But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
C2 Now, we are no longer enemies. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 WPNT And that ‘all’ is from the God who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ and given us the ministry of the reconciliation, namely that in Christ God was reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, including committing to us the message of this reconciliation.
C3 Reconciliation brings
D1 Peace with God: Romans 5:1 WPNT Therefore, having been justified by faith, let us be at peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
D2 Access to God for prayer: Romans 5:2 WPNT through whom also we have had the access, by the Faith, into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
D3 God adopts us as His sons and daughters: 1 John 3:1-2 WPNT Consider how great a love the Father has bestowed on us that we should be called children of God! The world does not acknowledge us for this reason: it did not acknowledge Him.  Dear ones, right now we are children of God and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.
B3 Psalms 70:4 NKJV Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; And let those who love Your salvation say continually, “Let God be magnified!”
Summary Notes:
B1 Circumcision vs. uncircumcision
C1 Fleshy version (as listed in this passage)
C2 Spiritual which is done by the Holy Spirit on a person’s heart (For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh; but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God. (Romans 2:28-29 NKJV))
B2 Separate
C1 Without Christ/With Christ
C2 Without citizenship/with citizenship
C3 Without a share in the Covenants of Promise/with a share
C4 Without hope/with hope
C5 Without God in this world/with God
C6 Without being near/being near
B3 Not separate/now one
C1 One Savior
C2 One method—the blood of Christ
C3 One group—the Church
C4 One reconciliation
D1 God with man
D2 Jew with Gentile
C5 One peace
C6 One access to the Father through One Spirit
C7 One citizenship—heavenly
C8 One foundation—Apostles and prophets
C9 One cornerstone—Jesus Christ
C10 One Temple—the living Temple of God
Posted by Choco in 2018 at 14:23
Labels: Blessings of Messiah, Ephesians, Circumcision


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