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United by Salvation (Ephesians 2:1-10)

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Ephesians (part four)
 
Ephesians 2:1-10 may be one of the best descriptions of our salvation ever recorded. Paul begins by describing how bad off we were while we were separated from Christ. We were spiritually dead, slaves to sin, sons of disobedience, subject to the devil, and destined for God’s wrath. But then God’s mercy, love, and grace intervened and we were saved by the blood of Jesus Christ. In the same way the Father raised Jesus from the dead physically, He raised us from the dead spiritually. “By grace you are saved through faith!” The Work of Christ—not our works—saved us. Although we were not saved by good works, we were saved for good works. Does your life reflect your gratitude for all that God has done for you in Christ Jesus?

Related Topics: Hamartiology (Sin), Thanksgiving, Resurrection, Hell, Grace