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Ephesians Chapter 2:1-3

Among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.

Ephesians 2:1-3
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And you were dead in the trespasses and sins
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in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—
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among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.
  1. Who made us alive, and what were we dead in?
    Ephesians 2:1
    And you were dead in the trespasses and sins
  2. How did we once walk? What was this according to? What now works in the sons of disobedience?
    Ephesians 2:2
    in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—
  3. How did we all once conduct ourselves? What were we fulfilling? What were we by nature?
    Ephesians 2:3
    among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.
  4. Can you admit that you did this?

Ephesians Chapter 2:4-10

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Ephesians 2:4-10
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But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,
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even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—
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and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
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so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
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For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
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not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
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For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
  1. What did God do, even when we dead in trespasses?
    Ephesians 2:4-5
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    But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,
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    even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—
  2. Why did He do this for us?
    Ephesians 2:4
    But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,
  3. Where did He raise us up to, and where are we now sitting Spiritually?
    Ephesians 2:6
    and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
  4. What will this show in the ages to come?
    Ephesians 2:7
    so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
  5. What have we be save by?
    Ephesians 2:8
    For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
  6. And through what does His grace save us?
    Ephesians 2:8
    For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
  7. If this were by our works instead of His grace, what would we do?
    Ephesians 2:9
    not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
  8. Whose workmanship are we?
    Ephesians 2:10
    For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
  9. What were we created in Christ Jesus for?
    Ephesians 2:10
    For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
  10. Do you agree that Salvation is a free gift that you cannot earn?

Ephesians Chapter 2:11-13

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

Ephesians 2:11-13
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Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands—
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remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
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But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
  1. What were we called at one time by the Circumcision (Jews)?
    Ephesians 2:11
    Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands—
  2. What were we at that time, and what were we aliens from?
    Ephesians 2:12
    remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
  3. How have we been brought near?
    Ephesians 2:13
    But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
  4. How does it make you feel that you have been brought near by the blood of Chrsit?

Ephesians Chapter 2:14-18

By abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.

Ephesians 2:14-18
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For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility
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by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,
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and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.
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And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near.
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For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.
  1. Who is our peace? Who has broken down the wall between Jews and Gentiles?
    Ephesians 2:14
    For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility
  2. What did He abolish in His flesh?
    Ephesians 2:15
    by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,
  3. What is the law of commandments contained in?
    Ephesians 2:15
    by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,
  4. What has He created?
    Ephesians 2:15
    by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,
  5. How are both Jews and Gentiles reconciled to God? What did this put to death?
    Ephesians 2:16
    and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.
  6. Who did He preach peace to?
    Ephesians 2:17
    And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near.
  7. What do both Jews and Gentiles now have access to?
    Ephesians 2:18
    For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.
  8. Do you believe that He has abolished the Old Covenant Law of Commandments?

Ephesians Chapter 2:19-22

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 2:19-22
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So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
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built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,
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in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.
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In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.
  1. Now that we are no longer strangers, who are we now citizens with?
    Ephesians 2:19
    So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
  2. What are we members of?
    Ephesians 2:19
    So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
  3. What have we been built upon?
    Ephesians 2:20
    built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,
  4. Who is the chief cornerstone that holds the foundation together?
    Ephesians 2:20
    built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,
  5. What is the whole building growing into?
    Ephesians 2:21
    in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.
  6. What are we being built together for?
    Ephesians 2:22
    In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.
  7. Personal Question: If He has made you alive, you are a Citizen in His Kingdom and a Member of His Family. How does that make you feel?