Are You Living in God’s Peace During These Trying Times? (Ephesians 2:11-18)Gus Gill, April 19, 2020
Part of the Ephesians series
Ephesians 2: 11-18.
Introduction- John 14: 27.
1. Finding peace with God.
A. The Gentiles were without and separated.
B. But... God’s gracious intervention.
C. Jesus is our peace. “ No Jesus no peace- know Jesus know peace.”
2. Finding peace with one another.
A. Between Jew and Gentiles.
B. Between one another. Philippians 4: 1-7.
C. One of the greatest obstacles is pride.
3. Our responsibility is to share peace with others.
A. To follow the example of Jesus. Acts 44: 8-12.
B. We have access in the Spirit to God the Father. John 14: 35-27; Luke 12: 11-12.
1. Access to God’s peace through faith in Jesus. Romans 5: 1-2; John 14: 6.
2. Experiencing God’s peace through unity.
Romans 12: 3-5; 8-11; 16-18.
3. Share God’s peace with people of peace. Luke 10: 1-12.
11Wherefore 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; 12That 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: 13But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. 14For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; 15Having 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; 16And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: 17And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. 18For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. (KJV)
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