Christ Our Peace (Ephesians 2:14-18)

Christ Our Peace Ephesians 2:14-18

Ephesians 2:14-18

I. True peace (2:14)

    A. Prophesied (Isaiah 9:6-7; 52:7; 53:5; 57:19-21)
    B. Peace is a part of unity (Acts 2:42-47)

II. Peace among different nationalities (2:14-17)

    A. The peace of Christ is found only in the church [“in one body”] (1 Corinthians 12:12-13)
    B. Made possible for all “through the cross” (John 3:16; Romans 5:8-11)

III. Peace with the Father (2:18)

    A. Access to the Father restored through Christ by one Spirit (Isa. 59:1-2)
    B. There can be no peace apart from the blood of Christ (2:13), the cross of Christ (2:16)

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