This is ever the practical outcome of the rule of "The Prince of Peace." Abraham. The gospel works for white British men and women, for the Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Indian community. As Dr. McGee used to say, "Whenever you have a therefore, you must ask, wherefore is the therefore there for?" 3., Sermon Notes: Ephesians 2:11-13 – Remember, Ephesians: His Glorious Grace – Being built together (Ephesians 2:19-22). This problem is the big problem facing everyone regardless of nationality, race, culture and ethnicity. Ephesians 2:14(NASB) Verse Thoughts The Lord Jesus Christ has rightly been called the Prince of Peace, for Christ is the propitiation for our sins bringing peace with God for all who believe in Him. HOW CHRIST IS OUR PEACE IN EFFECTING RECONCILIATION BETWEEN GOD AND MAN. NOW THEREFORE. (1) We are inclined to slumber from the evil of our nature. 3:17 bonus sermon #4 - the second sermon on ephesians. It is because of who He is and what He has done on the cross, through the outpouring of His blood (Ephesians 2:13) that we can be at peace with God (Romans 5:1). For He is our Peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition. The church is the foretaste of that day in which all things will be united in him. He achieves this emphatically and gloriously by making these two people groups to be one person. and his name shall be called The Jew regarded the Gentile with a proud and supercilious superiority, and the Gentile regarded the Jew as an enemy of the human race. 5. with justice and with righteousness This sense of separation touch everything. The apostle says elsewhere that "God has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ" (2 Corinthians 5:18), and that it pleased "the Father, having made peace through the blood of the cross, to reconcile all things unto himself" (Colossians 1:20). As such, we have been redeemed, and the war with God is over. That means that there is no way by which you could earn your salvation by your works. They were separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, strangers to the covenants of the promise, having no hope and without God in the world. We have already seen racist far-right political parties, like the British National Party, increase in prominence and popularity. Making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. Scripture: Job 31:33-34, Ephesians 2:14, Galatians 3:28, Matthew 7:12, 1 Peter 3:8-9, Galatians 5:13 (view more) (view less) Denomination: Church Of God. Mark 6:30. Name. THE UNION. And yet, there is a difference. 1. Some assert it to be —(1) The covenant of God with Adam (Genesis 2:17), for this being violated, Adam and his posterity were held guilty of death as by a bond. The gospel relegates secondary issues to the place of secondary issues that Christ Jesus might be most prominent, most visible and most glorious. Commentary. 3:16–21 BONUS SERMONS #5 - A SERMON ON EPHESIANS. 1. He united Jews and Gentiles into one people when, in his own body on the cross, he broke down the wall of hostility that separated us. This is why those of us who believe, know Christ Jesus to be the hope of the world. Pastor Alun McNabb: Testimony. We are called to be peacemakers and we are called to take forth the gospel of peace. This was our starting point last week. Specifically, we are going to see he creates peace between Jews and Gentiles (and then by extension the whole world). William Barclay, summarises the deep hostility between Jew and Gentile in the following terms, The Jew had an immense contempt for the Gentile. 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