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Ephesians for Beginners - #5 - Past-Present-Future of the Church


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Beginning in chapter two Paul begins to describe the universal nature of the church as it existed in the past, present, and future. (Eph. 2:1-10)

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Ephesians for Beginners - #5 - Past-Present-Future of the Church

  1. 1. Mike Mazzalongo Mike Mazzalongo #5 Ephesians Past-Present-Future of the Church forBeginners
  2. 2. Review 1.  Blesses the Ephesians 2.  Explains God’s Purpose
  3. 3. Review 3. Describes Spiritual Gifts - Purity/Innocence - Adoption - Forgiveness - Insight into God’s plan - Holy Spirit - Assurance of: - Resurrection - Glorification - Exaltation
  4. 4. Review 4.  Prays for God to “Enable” them spiritually.
  5. 5. Lessons 1. Spiritual blessings available in Christ only.
  6. 6. Lessons 2. Spiritual blessings are the most valuable blessings.
  7. 7. Lessons 3. Spiritual blessings are appreciated through prayer.
  8. 8. Ephesians 2:1-10 Past-Present-Future of the church
  9. 9. And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, Ephesians 2:1 Past- Separated from God Past-Present-Future of the church
  10. 10. Past-Present-Future of the church
  11. 11. 2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. - Ephesians 2:2 Past-Present-Future of the church
  12. 12. Past- Separated from God because they followed: - Course of this World - Prince of Power of the Air - Spirit of Disobedience Past-Present-Future of the church
  13. 13. 3 Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. - Ephesians 2:3 Past-Present-Future of the church
  14. 14. Results Slaves to the Flesh Wrath of God Past-Present-Future of the church
  15. 15. Present 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, - Ephesians 2:4 Past-Present-Future of the church
  16. 16. Past-Present-Future of the church 5 even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ ( by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, - Ephesians 2:5-6
  17. 17. Present - Alive in Christ - Raised from the Dead - Set with Christ in Heaven Past-Present-Future of the church
  18. 18. 7 so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. - Ephesians 2:7 Past-Present-Future of the church
  19. 19. In God’s eyes, all of this is already complete Past-Present-Future of the church
  20. 20. Why has God done this? He is merciful Past-Present-Future of the church
  21. 21. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9  not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. - Ephesians 2:8-9 Past-Present-Future of the church
  22. 22. Paul’s Comment Saved = Includes all Blessings
  23. 23. Paul’s Comment Grace = The reason we have salvation
  24. 24. Paul’s Comment Faith = The Condition
  25. 25. Paul’s Comment Repentance / Baptism = The Biblical expression of Faith
  26. 26. Past-Present-Future of the church 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. - Ephesians 2:10
  27. 27. The church was created to… 1. Be blessed 2. Be a blessing