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Ephesians 2 - AMP

2 In which at one time you walked . You were following the course and fashion of this world , following the prince of the power of the air. the spirit that still constantly works in the sons of disobedience . 3 Among these we as well as you once lived and conducted ourselves in the passions of our flesh , obeying the impulses of the flesh and the thoughts of the mind . We were then by nature children of wrath and heirs of indignation, like the rest of mankind. 4 But God--so rich is He in His mercy! Because of and in order to satisfy the great and wonderful and intense love with which He loved us, 5 Even when we were dead (slain) by shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ; it is by grace (His favor and mercy which you did not deserve) that you are saved (Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament.delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ's salvation). 6 And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together in the heavenly sphere in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One). 7 He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by free grace (God's unmerited favor) that you are saved (Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ's salvation) through faith. And this is not of yourselves , but it is the gift of God; 9 Not because of works , lest any man should boast. 10 For we are God's handiwork (His workmanship), Arthur S. Way, Way's Epistles: The Letters of St. Paul to Seven Churches and Three Friends.recreated in Christ Jesus, that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us , that we should walk in them . 11 Therefore, remember that at one time you were Gentiles (heathens) in the flesh, called Uncircumcision by those who called themselves Circumcision, in the flesh made by human hands. 12 that you were at that time separated (living apart) from Christ , utterly estranged and outlawed from the rights of Israel as a nation, and strangers with no share in the sacred compacts of the promise . And you had no hope (no promise); you were in the world without God. 13 But now in Christ Jesus, you who once were far away, through (by, in) the blood of Christ have been brought near. 14 For He is our peace (our bond of unity and harmony). He has made us both one , and has broken down (destroyed, abolished) the hostile dividing wall between us, 15 By abolishing in His flesh the enmity the Law with its decrees and ordinances ; that He from the two might create in Himself one new man , so making peace. 16 And to reconcile to God both in a single body by means of His cross, thereby killing the mutual enmity and bringing the feud to an end. 17 And He came and preached the glad tidings of peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. 18 For it is through Him that we both now have an introduction (access) by one Spirit to the Father . 19 Therefore you are no longer outsiders (exiles, migrants, and aliens, excluded from the rights of citizens), but you now share citizenship with the saints (God's own people, consecrated and set apart for Himself); and you belong to God's household. 20 You are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets with Christ Jesus Himself the chief Cornerstone. 21 In Him the whole structure is joined (bound, welded) together harmoniously, and it continues to rise (grow, increase) into a holy temple in the Lord . 22 In Him you yourselves also are being built up with the rest, to form a fixed abode (dwelling place) of God in (by, through) the Spirit.



Sermons on Ephesians 2 More sermons: Ephesians 2

Denn Guptill avatar
Sola Gratia, by Grace Alone.
Shared by: Denn Guptill on Jan, 2017
Summary: Grace is one of the Five Solas of the reformation but what does that mean, and what does Grace have to do with our every day life?
Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-10
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 17
David Henderson avatar
"Made on Purpose, for a Purpose"
Shared by: David Henderson on Jan, 2017
Summary: God made you on purpose and has a unique purpose for you. Find it today.
Series: Find Yours
Scripture: Ephesians 2:8-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 121
Tesh Njokanma avatar
DIVINE OPPORTUNITIES & PURPOSE
Shared by: Tesh Njokanma on Jan, 2017
Summary: God has a great plan for our lives which He wants to see fulfilled. He is watching to see that His Word concerning our lives is fulfilled (Jeremiah 1:12). The devil doesn’t want to see this plan actualized. The way he comes about this is to get us to mis
Paul Barreca avatar
How To Overcome Satan's Deceptions
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Jan, 2017
Summary: We are engaged in a spiritual battle and we must use the spiritual armor of God if we are to win.
Rodney Fry avatar
Strangers No Longer
Shared by: Rodney Fry on Dec, 2016
Summary: This text is a test 1. Where we are – Whose we are – Have we a place in God’s Family Home Heart
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Scripture: Ephesians 2:19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 23
Mike Rickman avatar
Back Where We Started
Shared by: Mike Rickman on Dec, 2016
Summary: This is a sermon that remembers all the sermon series that we preached in the past year.
Scripture: Ephesians 2:8-9
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 27
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
Called to Freedom
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2016
Summary: If the Son shall make us free, we shall be free indeed.
Jebryan Reiter avatar
Rooted and Grounded in Christ
Shared by: Jebryan Reiter on Dec, 2016
Summary: Making sure we are rooted and grounded in Christ that brings hope and life not just looking good and decorated on the outside like our Christmas Tree which are dying and life-less
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: 7
William R. Nabaza avatar
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: 5
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
Ken Henson avatar
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
Ken Henson avatar
Remember Who You Were
Shared by: Ken Henson on Sep, 2016
Summary: Many people in the Bible seem to carry with them the constant memory of their roots. It reminds him of the goodness and grace of God.
Scripture: Ephesians 2:11-13
Denomination: *other
Views: 120
Ken Henson avatar
Being in the Inside Group
Shared by: Ken Henson on Sep, 2016
Summary: Jesus took that group that had no citizenship in Israel & made them fellow-heirs (not exactly shared citizenship-we'll talk about that next time). So the outside group is now inside the inside group. Then He brought both together as super-insiders. We are all in Christ.
Scripture: Ephesians 2:14-17
Denomination: *other
Views: 23
Ken Henson avatar
Foreigner
Shared by: Ken Henson on Sep, 2016
Summary: Maybe it's healthy for us to feel like foreigners on a journey to a foreign home. But God is not a foreigner to us. He is the very present Help in time of need, and He has chosen us as His dwelling place. We are the place where He feels most at home.
Scripture: Ephesians 2:18-22
Denomination: *other
Views: 31
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.
William R. Nabaza avatar
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
A Family
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Aug, 2016
Summary: Belonging, Family, God's Plan
Series: One Church
Scripture: Ephesians 2:19-22
Views: 366
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: 193
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: 190
Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
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.”
Bishop Dr. Julius Soyinka avatar
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: 2,406
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
Jay Tigner avatar
Peace is Here
Shared by: Jay Tigner on May, 2016
Summary: Jesus brings us real peace.
Series: Stand Alone
Scripture: Ephesians 2:13-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 348
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: 632
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