The Church as the New Creation

Ephesians 2:11–3:11 — Andrew Fountain: June 18, 2015

Ephesians 2:11–22

2:11 Therefore remember that once you, the Gentiles in the flesh, those called “uncircumcision” by what is called “circumcision” in the flesh done by hands, 12that you were at that time without Christ alienated from the community of Israel and strangers of the covenants of the promise, not having hope and Godless in the world.

19So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God, 20built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the capstone, 21in whom the whole building being fitted together is growing into a temple holy in the Lord, 22in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

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The Mystery (Eph 3)

  1. …the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly.
  2. When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ,
  3. which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit.

The Solution (Eph 3)

  1. …the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
  1. and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things,
  2. so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.
  3. This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord

The Church

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