Ephesians Chapter 2

Ephesians Chapter 2 was written by Paul. In it, he teaches the believers that they have been saved by grace. They have been filled with the new life through Christ and have been given the blessings of God’s eternal life and blessings.

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Christ Makes the Dead Alive

Paul explained in Ephesians Chapter 2 that Jesus brought the people who were dead in sins and trespasses to life. They, who once walked according to power of the flesh, have been raised to sit in heavenly places with Jesus Christ. They have all been saved by faith and the gift of God but not works. In Ephesians Chapter 2, Jesus Christ reconciles Gentiles and Jews.

Saved by Grace

In Ephesians Chapter 2, Paul reminded the believer that they were not saved by the law or by their own works. Rather, they were saved by the grace of God. He said we do not deserve this grace and it is only through God’s loving kindness that we can receive it.

This salvation, Paul said, was received through faith. The believer is God’s workmanship, created for good works and designed to abound in them. God has quickened the believer, saved them, and made them new creations.

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God’s Promise to the Gentiles

In Ephesians Chapter 2, Paul said that God also made a covenant with the Gentiles. He said that Christ’s blood also covers their sins in order to bring them close to Him. Therefore, they can receive the hope and promise in Christ and no longer be separated from the love of God.

Paul said that the Gentiles were no longer strangers. They had become fellow citizens in the kingdom of God together with the saints. They were built on the foundation of the Lord’s temple. Paul even said that the word of God had become their foundation while Christ was the chief cornerstone.

Ephesians 2 (King James Version)

1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;

12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:

13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;

15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;

16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.

18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:

22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

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