Know Who You Are In Christ
Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household,
We Must Know Our Spiritual History
Ephesians 2:11 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (that done in the body by the hands of men)
Recall Your Position Before Christ
Ephesians 2:12 …remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world.
Remember Who Brought Us Into Fellowship
Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.
Understand His Sacrifice
Ephesians 2:14-15a For He himself is our peace, Who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in His flesh the law with its commandments and regulations.
Know His Purposes
Ephesians 2:15b-16 …His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace, and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.
Hear His Offer of Peace
Ephesians 2:17-18 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through Him we both have access to the Father by One Spirit.
Rejoice in His Inclusion
Ephesians 2:19-20 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the Chief Cornerstone.
Marvel at His New Creation
Ephesians 2:21-22 In Him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in Him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit.