“Killing Hostility” Ephesians 2:11-23
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Is anyone mad at you?
• We have a new identity in Christ because we have been chosen by the Father, redeemed by the Son, and sealed by the Holy Spirit. (1:1-10)
• We need a spiritual awakening if the truth of what we affirm is to be experienced in real and powerful ways. (1:11-23)
• God’s method for making people holy is chastening grace. (2:1-10)
I. The blood of Christ kills hostility.
A. The Covenants are Jewish promises now extended to Gentiles.
B. The Commandments are rules that no longer apply.
C. God broke down all walls at the cross.
II. Two become one. (1 + 1 = 1)
A. The Church is a miracle of God’s grace.
B. We resolve conflict between individuals when both reconcile to God.
C. Peacemaking is God’s work and ours.