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Ephesians 2 - NIV

Made Alive in Christ

1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,

2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.

3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh[a] and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath.

4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,

5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.

6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,

7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—

9 not by works, so that no one can boast.

10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Jew and Gentile Reconciled Through Christ


Footnotes

a. Ephesians 2:3 In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit.


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William R. Nabaza avatar
By Grace I am saved through faith
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Nov, 2016
Summary: To show that GOD saved us all by grace and salvation is GOD'S gift to mankind.
Scripture: Ephesians 2:8
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 0
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Not good works so that no one can boast
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Nov, 2016
Summary: To show that GOD gives us a lot of His saving grace for us to be saved by it and not by our good works.
Scripture: Ephesians 2:9
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 4
Ken Henson avatar
Die, Die, Die!
Shared by: Ken Henson on Sep, 2016
Summary: We are most dead when we're alive and most alive when we're dead
Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-5
Denomination: *other
Views: 40
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Raised with Christ for a Purpose
Shared by: Ken Henson on Sep, 2016
Summary: we are resurrected with Jesus for His purposes
Scripture: Ephesians 2:6-10
Denomination: *other
Views: 60
Davon Huss avatar
Mistakes About Grace
Shared by: Davon Huss on Sep, 2016
Summary: 3 common misconceptions about grace (Material adapted from the book, God Attachment, chapter 10 The Risk of Grace)
Larry Turner avatar
Showcase of Grace
Shared by: Larry Turner on Aug, 2016
Summary: God's grace is given to us to be displayed like a masterpiece.
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We are seated together in heavens in CHRIST JESUS
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Aug, 2016
Summary: To prove in writing that GOD made us sit down together with the LORD JESUS CHRIST in His Throne by virtue of being with Him.
Rick Burdette avatar
One Faith
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Jul, 2016
Summary: Grace, Faith, Salvation, Good Works
Series: One Church
Archie Norman avatar
Salvation: My Condition Changed
Shared by: Archie Norman on Jun, 2016
Summary: What is Biblical Salvation?
Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 188
David Radcliff avatar
HOW MUCH POWER DOES SATAN HAVE?
Shared by: David Radcliff on Jun, 2016
Summary: Satan is a very powerful creature. He has power that many of us don’t realize, next to the Trinity of God he is the most powerful being in the universe. We will show a little of what Satan’s power is.
Scripture: Ephesians 2:2
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 186
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By Grace Ye Are Saved 1
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on May, 2016
Summary: To establish the truth, “by grace ye are saved” is not through faith only - but through “the obedience to the faith”- that is – “the gospel of the grace of God.”
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By Grace Ye Are Saved 2
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on May, 2016
Summary: To establish the truth, “by grace ye are saved” is not through faith only - but through “the obedience to the faith”- that is – “the gospel of the grace of God.”
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THE WONDERS OF HIS GRACE
Shared by: Bishop Dr. Julius Soyinka on May, 2016
Summary: We cannot be saved without God’s wondrous grace. All that is expected of us is to accept in faith what the Lord is offering us. It is completely beyond the ability of man to save himself
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Scripture: Ephesians 2:8-9
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,402
James W Hare avatar
UNDERSTANDING YOUR AUTHORITY
Shared by: James W Hare on May, 2016
Summary: understanding the authority the God has entrusted to us
Clair Sauer avatar
God Helps Those Who Help Themselves
Shared by: Clair Sauer on Apr, 2016
Summary: We cannot expect God to provide for our every need as we sit idly by, so in that sense it is true to say that "God helps those who help themselves," but there are also times when we cannot help ourselves, and God intervenes in those times to save us.
Scripture: Ephesians 2:4-10
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 626
Jeffery Anselmi avatar
What Do I Believe About Salvation?
Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Apr, 2016
Summary: There is a creator, He cares for me, now how do I get into a relationship with Him?
Scripture: Ephesians 2:8-9
Views: 271
Juan Quintero avatar
La bendición del Nuevo Pacto
Shared by: Juan Quintero on Apr, 2016
Summary: Hoy en día su necesidad puede ser superada, si descansa en la fe inquebrantable en Jesús y esta dispuesto a creer por el milagro de Dios en su vida.
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Scripture: Ephesians 2:8-9
Views: 137
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Alleluia Christ is Risen
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Mar, 2016
Summary: The Sunday School teacher asked the class " What do you think were Jesus first words when he came out of the tomb?" A little girl shouted frantically I know!, I know!" Extending her arms into the air she said " TA DA!". Beloved "TA DA the Lord has risen!"
David Radcliff avatar
SALVATION
Shared by: David Radcliff on Mar, 2016
Summary: The way of salvation has been made plain for all men, therefore, it would please God for all men to accept the plan
Scripture: Ephesians 2:8-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 145
Bob Marcaurelle avatar
Salvation by Grace
Shared by: Bob Marcaurelle on Mar, 2016
Summary: Message 8 shows that our salvation is a gift from God/ He gives us Calvary and both elements of conversion(repentance and faith). He also gives us free will to accept it or reject it.
David Radcliff avatar
DO YOU WANT YOUR FORTUNE TOLD?
Shared by: David Radcliff on Mar, 2016
Summary: Looking at our future with Christ.
Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 98
David Radcliff avatar
GRACE FOR THE SINNER
Shared by: David Radcliff on Mar, 2016
Summary: Grace is the story of God providing Heaven and eternal blessings to those who should be sent to Hell.
Scripture: Ephesians 2:8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 92
Ajai Prakash avatar
Back From The Dead
Shared by: Ajai Prakash on Mar, 2016
Summary: All glory for our change goes to God. He provided us with salvation. We do not need to do good works to merit salvation, but we should do good works because we have received salvation. This is God’s plan for every believer.
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Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-10
Views: 384
Stephen E. Trail avatar
About Salvation
Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on Mar, 2016
Summary: A sermon concerning what we believe about salvation.
Scripture: Ephesians 2:8-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 128
Perry Greene avatar
The Gift of Salvation
Shared by: Perry Greene on Feb, 2016
Summary: Our God is a giving God who provides the GIFT of salvation.
Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-10
Views: 197
Mark Aarssen avatar
Saved by God’s grace
Shared by: Mark Aarssen on Feb, 2016
Summary: 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. Ephesians 2:4-5
Series: Believe
Matthew Parker avatar
You Can BE God's Masterpiece
Shared by: Matthew Parker on Jan, 2016
Summary: God wants to make your life a masterpiece. Come to Jesus, and He will do it!
Daniel Habben avatar
A God’s-Eye View of Your Past & Present
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Jan, 2016
Summary: God took us from major mess and transformed us into masterpiece.
Series: Ephesians
Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-10
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 337
Paul Barreca avatar
Connecting with God in 2016
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Jan, 2016
Summary: We cannot survive in isolation. We cannot serve in isolation. We must be connected, first with God and then with others.
Series: Connecting
Michael Luke avatar
Simple, Yet Profound
Shared by: Michael Luke on Dec, 2015
Summary: Grace is a simple word – only five letters. Even though it’s simple to spell, its meaning is profound.
Series: Amazing!
Scripture: Ephesians 2:4-9
Views: 483