Ephesians 2:11-22

February 28, 2013

Ephesians 2:1-10 is a heavy hitter among Christians. And it makes sense. Between Paul’s death-to-life language, the divine “But God”, the favorite “by grace you are saved” and the impact of being God’s poiema, the second half of Ephesians 2 can easily get swallowed up in the grandeur of the first half. This is especially the case for Western Christians. Whether Paul intended it or not, the first 10 verses of Ephesians 2 sound like they’ll play very nicely with our American individualist conceptions of salvation don’t they?

A couple weeks back I had the opportunity to teach through the second half of Ephesians 2, verses 11-22 at Reality’s Sunday gatherings. The more I prayed and studied for this message, the more convinced I became that these halves must be taken together to create a whole. ┬áThere’s something here that Paul wants us to remember that we easily forget in spite of all our common habits, habitations, salvation, song and God.

You can find the audio called “Remembering” in iTunes or here where it was released 2/19/13.

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