Jan 082014
 

Read Ephesians 2v11-18

Theme: Ephesians

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11 Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands— 12 remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15 by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16 and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. 17 And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. 18 For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.

Thoughts to consider

Think about how far you have come as a Christian.

· Can you remember when you were without hope and without God in the world?

· Think about God’s plan throughout the bible. As a gentile in the Old testament you would have had quite a different life being cut off from the promises.

· Is God your ‘peace’ now?

· Maybe have a look at some of the law in Leviticus and Numbers. Aren’t you glad that following that way has now been abolished?

· Think about what it means to now have access to a loving heavenly father

Prayer

Father, thank you for how far you have brought me. It was you who started my salvation and you who will complete it. Thank you for drawing me near into your purposes and plans. Thank you that whatever happens to me, you are my peace. I ask you to help me walk in your peace and spread your peace today. Thank you most of all that through your spirit I have access to my loving heavenly Father. In Jesus name, Amen

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