Raised to Life

“Raise to Life” October 25, 2015

Ephesians: 2:1-7, 12, 19 – KJV

Paul shares with the Ephesians how to know Christ better and understand their “hope” and “inheritance” in Christ.  He does this in two ways:

1. By sharing a picture of who they were and where they were when God called them

2. By sharing what God did for them

*The Gospel of Jesus Christ is only “good news” to those who understand the bad news.

Rom. 6:23 – KJV

Mark 1:15 – KJV

Where were we?  Answer: In spiritual death

What brought us there? Answer: Transgressions & sins

Why did we sin?  Answer: Because we followed the ways of the world and the devil

How did we sin?  Answer: By gratifying & following the cravings of our sinful, selfish nature

What did God do for us?

1. Made us alive!

2. Raised us up!

*Rom.12:1 – KJV

3. Placed us in His body!

1 Cor. 12:13 – KJV

4. Gave us relationship with Christ!

He does all this to demonstrate His grace and kindness!

1 Cor. 15:51-52 – KJV

*We will be Raised Up!