The Strength of the Church - Ephesians 2

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This lesson was delivered in Peytona, WV in April 2012. …

This lesson was delivered in Peytona, WV in April 2012.

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  • 1. The Benefits of “in” Strength How Do I “in” Get “in” BattleStrength The “in” MysteryMarriage of “in” Strength The “in” Strength Walking of “in”
  • 2. The Benefits of Being “in” Christ• Every spiritual blessing is found in Christ. (Ephesians 1:3)• You can be holy and without blame before Him. (Ephesians 1:4)• You have redemption and forgiveness of sins. (Ephesians 1:7)• You have obtained an inheritance. (Ephesians 1:11)• You have the seal of the Holy Spirit of promise. (Ephesians 1:13)
  • 3. The Benefits of Being “in” Christ“Blessed be the God and Father of our LordJesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ withevery spiritual blessing in heavenly places...” (Ephesians 1:3, ESV)
  • 4. What Being “in” Christ Means“So then you are no longer strangers andaliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saintsand members of the household of God...” (Ephesians 2:19, ESV; emphasis mine)
  • 5. What Being “in” Christ MeansRomans 1:21-22: • They want personal glory. • They are not thankful. • They are futile in their thoughts. • They have darkened hearts. • They changed the image of God.
  • 6. What Being “in” Christ MeansAlive from certian spiritual death: • The Ephesians were dead in their tresspasses and sins. (Ephesians 2:1) • They had once walked according to the world. (Ephesians 2:2) • Through God’s love, they had been saved. (Ephesians 2:4)
  • 7. What Being “in” Christ MeansThe Household of God: • Due to their salvation, they are citizens of the household of God. (Ephesians 2:19) • Jesus Christ is the corner stone (Ephesians 2:10): • 1 Peter 2:4-6 • Acts 4:11-12 • Psalms 118:22-24
  • 8. What Being “in” Christ Means“...even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ… (Ephesians 2:5)“For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of holstility…” (Ephesians 2:14)“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God…” (Ephesians 2:19) All Scripture taken fromThe Holy Bible : English standard version. 2001 (Ro 6:3-4). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.