Brought Near By His Blood (Ephesians 2:11-13)

Brought Near By His Blood Ephesians 2:11-13

Ephesians 2:11-13

I. Remember (2:11)

    A. “Therefore” (Ephesians 2:1-3, 5-6, 10)
    B. “Once Gentiles…called Uncircumcision” (Galatians 3:28)

II. Your former rank (2:11-12)

    A. Physical/political separation (“aliens”)
    B. Spiritual separation

      1. “Strangers from the covenants of promise” (Genesis 12:2-3; 15:18-21; 17:1-21; Exodus 24:1-9; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 8:6-13)
      2. “No hope” (Ephesians 1:18) and “without God” (Romans 1-2)

III. Your present relationship: “now in Christ Jesus” (2:13)

    A. Reconciliation of the “far off” (Isaiah 57:19; Acts 2:39)
    B. There’s power in the blood (Romans 5:8-9; Hebrews 9:22; Matthew 26:28; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:17-19; 1 John 1:7; Acts 20:28)

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