Union with Christ

How we leave the old and enter the new — Andrew Fountain: Oct 21, 2015

John & Anne Darwin

John & Anne Darwin

Ephesians 2:1–10

  1. And you being dead in your transgressions and sins, 2in which you once walked according to the age of this world, according to the ruler of the authority of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience,
  2. among whom also we all once lived in the desires of our flesh doing the wishes of the flesh and of the thoughts, and we were by nature children of wrath as also the rest.
  3. But God being rich in mercy, because of his great love with which he loved us,
  4. that he might show in the ages to come the surpassing wealth of his grace in kindness upon us in Christ Jesus.
  5. For by the grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not from you , of God is the gift; 9it is not from works, so no one may boast.
  6. For his work are we, created in Christ Jesus for good works which God prepared beforehand, that in them we might walk.

NET Bible

  1. Notice the time: before and after, once and now
  2. Notice this world vs age to come
  3. We have actually been re-created as something new
  4. Union with Christ

The Torrey Canyon

The Torrey Canyon disaster and rescue

Implications of being united with Jesus

  1. Our destinies are inseparably connected
    • Not to the sinking tanker but to the helicopter
    • we are totally secure
  2. Something old within us has died
    • and has been raised as something new

Updated on 2015-10-20 by Andrew Fountain - loveintruth.com/teaching