One New Man in Place of the Two (Ephesians 2:11-22)

Title: One New Man in Place of the Two

Passage: Ephesians 2: 11-22

Speaker: Pastor Michael Riley

Service: Sunday Morning Worship Service

Date: August 30, 2020

Ephesians 2 divides neatly into two sections. Each presents our salvation as a problem that is solved in Jesus Christ. By far, the first half is the most familiar to believers today. Ephesians 2:1-10 tells us that we were once dead in our sins, but in Christ, we have been made alive. But Ephesians 2:11-22 presents a second way of speaking about salvation: we were once cut off from the people of God. For most this is simply a problem they do not consider at all. We must, then, attend Paul’s argument with care, so that we might have a fuller, more grateful understanding of the of the salvation we have received in Christ.