God has a problem on His hands with humanity — we are a bunch of spiritual corpses.
We were dead in our sins and trespasses.
But God gave Himself upon the Cross so that we who were once in the kingdom of darkness could be redeemed and brought to the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.
At the start of Ephesians 2, Paul establishes a contrast from the life we once lived in sin and the flesh and the life we now have in Christ Jesus.
In this beginning message to the second chapter of Ephesians, Nathan Johnson looks at the first three verses in this chapter and discusses the difference between life and death, God’s purpose for our lives, and the great problem He dealt with on the cross.
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Key Passage: Ephesians 2:1-3
Ephesians 2:1-3 – “And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 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– 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”
In Our Next Study Together …
I invite you to join me on this journey from the book of Ephesians to discover God’s eternal purpose, His plan for your
- Focus of our next study: Ephesians 2:1-3
- We will examine the spiritual death that every person has before they come to Christ Jesus
- I encourage you to read through Ephesians a couple of times this week and focus specifically on Ephesians 2:1-11.
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The Deeper Christian Bible Study Series
The Deeper Christian Bible Study Series in Ephesians is an in-depth verse-by-verse study of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. These studies will guide you through this life-changing book of the Bible and give you practical application to help you grow in your faith, gain greater intimacy with Jesus, experience the victorious Christian life, and help you build your life around Jesus Christ.
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