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Ephesians 2:1

Ephesians 2:1

The living-spirit and life-soul of Adam was breathed into his lifeless, dusty frame by the life-breath of the eternal Holy Spirit. But the spirit of Adam died the moment that he sinned and from that time forward each member of the human-race is born into this fallen world, as a fallen man - a pro-created being who from conception is spiritually dead. From the 'fall' in the paradise of God, every man born of woman and every woman procreated by man is birthed into read more...

Ephesians 2:2

Ephesians 2:2

The extraordinary riches of God's glory and His glorious inheritance in the saint, which is ours in Christ Jesus, cascades into our hearts in the first chapter of Ephesians, as we discover the overflowing riches of God's grace and the tender love that the Father has bestowed on all who trust in Christ as Saviour - for we are accepted in the Beloved and have become eternally united with our Saviour, by grace through faith in Christ alone.

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Ephesians 2:3

Ephesians 2:3

We are blessed to know that we have been saved by grace through faith in Christ, but we should never forget everything we use to be, before we were we were redeemed, by the precious blood of Jesus Christ our Lord. We have been born-again, into the heavenly family of God, as part of a new, and better creation, with a perfect Federal Head - we are members of the New Man Christ Jesus.

We should never forget that we were read more...

Ephesians 2:4

Ephesians 2:4

I doubt that we will ever fathom the depths of God’s love for us, for His love is infinite and we are finite. But nonetheless the love of God is rich in mercy towards us, who were born dead in trespasses and sins.

The love of God is one of His many intrinsic attributes, for in and of Himself God is love, but when this inherent characteristic of God’s love is read more...

Ephesians 2:5

Ephesians 2:5

Every man and woman that has ever drawn breath is born dead in trespasses and sins and is at enmity with God. Fallen humanity is separated from our holy God by an unbridgeable sin barrier. But even when we were spiritually dead in sin.. totally alienated from God and without the slightest hope in the world, God provided access to Himself. He gave us new life and made us alive, through faith in Christ.

Because of His sacrifice on read more...

Ephesians 2:6

Ephesians 2:6

As believers we are united with Christ and because the Lord Jesus broke the power of sin and death and hell when He rose from the dead – the strength of sin in our lives has also been broken and we have been raised-up, into newness of life, in Him.

But God did so much more for us when the Lord Jesus died and rose from the dead – (and then ascended into heaven, to sit at the right hand of the Father in great glory and read more...

Ephesians 2:7

Ephesians 2:7

The salvation of the sinner is evidence of the abounding and overflowing riches of God’s amazing grace towards the children of men, and this salvation will stand as a witness in the eternal ages to come, of the undeniable proof, to both men and angels - to the creature and to the creation, of the inexhaustible and unsearchable riches of God’s grace towards those who have been saved by His blood.

Whatever else falls and fades away, the salvation read more...

Ephesians 2:8

Ephesians 2:8

God has given humanity a gift and that gift is salvation, which was procured through the shedding of Christ’s blood in payment for the sins of the whole world. Salvation is a gift from God. Salvation is a free gift from God. Salvation is an unmerited gift from God and salvation flows from the exceeding riches of God’s amazing grace.

This gift of salvation streams to mankind from the Father-heart of a loving God – Who knew that the sinful race read more...

Ephesians 2:9

Ephesians 2:9

The full price of Salvation was paid by Christ on Calvary’s cross and can never be gained in any other way, except as a free gift of grace – and that Salvation is accessed by faith in the finished work of Christ Jesus – the eternal Son of God and perfect Son of Man.

No part of Salvation can ever never be gained by man’s works, for men can never be good enough to pay the price of sin. The amazing truth is that because of read more...

Ephesians 2:10

Ephesians 2:10

We are God’s masterpiece; God’s workmanship; God’s handiwork; God’s creatures – we are God’s new creation in Christ Jesus. We were born spiritually dead in our sins. In God’s eyes we were a rotting corpse - the putrefying remains of a fallen creation with no beauty that God should desire us - with no hope; help; comfort or peace in the world.

We were products of a fallen creation, estranged from our Creator and read more...

Ephesians 2:12

Ephesians 2:12

There are many places in the Bible that tell us to remember. We are to remember the former things and we are to remember our Creator in the days of our youth. In our Christian, faith it is salutary to be reminded of what we are apart from God's grace and to recall what we used to be before we were saved by grace through faith in Christ. We are to remember what we use to be before our salvation, so that we are in a position to contrast it with His read more...

Ephesians 2:13

Ephesians 2:13

God chose to take a people for His name from the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to proclaim to the nations the goodness of God, and for thousands of years the only way that mankind could approach a holy God was through Israel's high priest and their God-ordained sacrificial system.

Every sacrifice that was offered to God down through the centuries, pointed to the final, perfect sacrifice of the eternal Son of the Father, read more...

Ephesians 2:14

Ephesians 2:14

The Lord Jesus Christ has rightly been called the Prince of Peace, for Christ is the propitiation for our sins bringing peace with God for all who believe in Him. And through Christ Jesus our Lord, those who have trusted in Him as Saviour may have the peace of God, which transcends all human understanding guarding their heart and mind, for He has promised to keep in perfect peace those whose mind is stayed on Him.

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Ephesians 2:15

Ephesians 2:15

Jesus Christ made the Law of no effect by giving His sinless life to pay the full price of all sin, which was the only payment that a holy God could accept.

Only the shed blood of Jesus Christ, (the perfect Son of God and sinless Son of Man), could satisfy the righteous demands of God, Who had decreed that the wages of sin is death. Jesus died to pay that price for you and for me.. (and for all who would trust in read more...

Ephesians 2:16

Ephesians 2:16

Christ not only removed the sin-barrier between God and man through the sacrifice of His body on the cross, but He also tore down the dividing walls of partition, that separated Jew from Gentile - uniting them together in brotherly love.. and making them 'one new-man' in Christ.

Israel was chosen by God to be the people through Whom God would bless the nations of the world, and they were entrusted with the Word of God - which was read more...

Ephesians 2:17

Ephesians 2:17

God's gracious message to mankind, both to Jew and Gentile alike is reconciliation. In His grace and kindness God intervened in the long-standing bitter enmity and deep-seated mistrust that existed between Jew and Gentile: (by making them into one new man in Christ), and between God and man: (by bringing all who trust in Christ Jesus as Saviour back into close fellowship with Himself) - and that bond of unity is in His Son.

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Ephesians 2:18

Ephesians 2:18

As believers in Christ we plead His righteousness. As Christians we come to God in the name of Jesus. We are not worthy to gather up the crumbs under His table but we can boldly approach the throne of grace because we appeal to Christ's worthiness and call on His righteousness.We petition the Father through the precious blood of His only begotten Son and we approach the throne of grace in the name of Jesus - for there is no other name given among men through Whom read more...

Ephesians 2:18

Ephesians 2:18

Both Jew and Gentile need to be reconciled to God. Both need God's forgiveness of their sins. Both need to be justified by faith in Christ. Both need to be redeemed and both need propitiation from their sins - i.e both need to have God's righteous wrath turned away from them due to Christ's blood sacrifice at Calvary - which brings all who believe in Jesus Christ, into full fellowship with the Father.

Both Jew and Gentile have read more...

Ephesians 2:19

Ephesians 2:19

The church is the body of Christ and can be compared with a building of living stones that is being built up and fitted together in a beautiful way, by the Holy Spirit, into a holy temple –a permanent dwelling place for God. The church of Christ is made up of the family of believers that have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their saviour and God, in this dispensation.

The church comprises of a body of believers who have read more...

Ephesians 2:20

Ephesians 2:20

We live in a world where unschooled Christians are absorbing many false doctrines into their souls and seeking after palatable, ear-tickling teachings... to the detriment of their spiritual growth and in preference to giving heed to the sound truth of God's inerrant Word,.

But Christ came into the world to be the final revelation to mankind and God gave us all that we need for life and godliness in His written Word - the holy read more...

Ephesians 2:21

Ephesians 2:21

God reconciled man back to Himself and restored the relationship between Jew and Gentile through Christ's shed blood on a Roman cross, and His glorious resurrection from the dead.

But the unification of Jew with Gentile, through the cross of Calvary has meant so much more than simply setting aside past differences between two people groups, for it has resulted in the binding together of two incompatible and irreconcilable parties, read more...

Ephesians 2:22

Ephesians 2:22

Through the blood of Christ has come the good news of peace with God and an eternal relationship with Him, by faith in Christ's shed blood for the redemption of the body and the forgiveness of sins. Having been born from above.. we not only enjoy a new relationship with our heavenly Father, but we have also become part of a wider and growing body - a new establishment:- the Church, who are all members of Christ's Body and the holy Temple of the living God.

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