The Wonderful Reality of Mercy and Grace
1. Ephesians 2 is Doctrinal in its Emphasis.
Romans 15:4; 2nd Timothy 3:16-17
The doctrine of salvation: Soteriology 1-13
The doctrine of the church: Ecclesiology 14-22
2. Ephesians 2 is Eternal in its Scope.
We “were dead in trespasses and sins…” v.1
We “walked according to the course of this world…” v.2
We "all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh…“ v.3
We “were by nature children of wrath.” v.3
We “were without Christ” v.12
We were “aliens from the commonwealth of Israel.” v.12
We were “strangers from the covenants of promise.” v.12
We had “no hope.” v.12
We were “without God in the world.” v.12
We are “made…alive together with Christ…” v.5
We are “raised…up together…” v.6
We “sit together in heavenly places.” v.6
We are “brought near by the blood of Christ.” v.13
We are “fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.” v.19
3. Ephesians 2 is Inspirational in its Effect.