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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 He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,
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in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience,
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among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.
  1. Who made us alive, and what were we dead in?
    Ephesians 2:1
    And you He made alive, who were dead in 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 according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works 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 also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.
  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, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,
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even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
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and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
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that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
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For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,
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not of works, lest anyone should 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, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,
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    even when we were dead in 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, who is rich in mercy, because of His 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 together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
  4. What will this show in the ages to come?
    Ephesians 2:7
    that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His 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 that not of yourselves; 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 that not of yourselves; 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 of works, lest anyone should 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 you, once Gentiles in the flesh; who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands;
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that at that time you 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.
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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 you, once Gentiles in the flesh; who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands;
  2. What were we at that time, and what were we aliens from?
    Ephesians 2:12
    that at that time you 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.
  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 both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation,
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having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace,
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and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.
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And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near.
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For through Him we both have access by 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 both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation,
  2. What did He abolish in His flesh?
    Ephesians 2:15
    having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace,
  3. What is the law of commandments contained in?
    Ephesians 2:15
    having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace,
  4. What has He created?
    Ephesians 2:15
    having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace,
  5. How are both Jews and Gentiles reconciled to God? What did this put to death?
    Ephesians 2:16
    and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.
  6. Who did He preach peace to?
    Ephesians 2:17
    And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and 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 by 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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Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
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having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone,
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in whom the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord,
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in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
  1. Now that we are no longer strangers, who are we now citizens with?
    Ephesians 2:19
    Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
  2. What are we members of?
    Ephesians 2:19
    Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
  3. What have we been built upon?
    Ephesians 2:20
    having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone,
  4. Who is the chief cornerstone that holds the foundation together?
    Ephesians 2:20
    having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone,
  5. What is the whole building growing into?
    Ephesians 2:21
    in whom the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord,
  6. What are we being built together for?
    Ephesians 2:22
    in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in 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?