ONE IN CHRIST
Ephesians 2:17-22
May 31st 2020 

 

Intro – The brotherhood of believers is a strong bond. It is stronger than family or race. In our text Paul was speaking to Gentiles and Jews but it applies to all of us. We have all come down the same path that leads to the cross where we have come to repentance and faith in Jesus. We are one in Christ. 

 

I. The gospel message is the same. 17-19

 

A. We have sinned and need salvation.  Rom.3:23

 

B. Salvation changes us.  2Cor.5:17, Gal.3:28

 

            C. We become a part of God’s family.  Jn.1:12

 

                     1. It means the Holy Spirit dwell in you. Rom.8:9, Acts 2:38

 

                     2. It means you are a part of God’s family. Gal.3:26

 

II. Our lives are built on Jesus Christ.  20-21

 

           A. He is the foundation or “cornerstone” of our lives. Is.28:16, Ps.118:22, Matt.21:42, Acts 4:11-12

 

           B. We are all part of this building or family. Rom.8:14

 

III. This building is where the Holy Spirit dwells. 22

 

          A. As a group we make up a dwelling place for the Holy Spirit. Matt.18:20

 

          B. As individuals we are a dwelling place for the Holy Spirit. 1Cor.3:16

 

                   1. That can be convicting. Eph.4:30

 

                   2. That can be comforting. Matt.28:20, Act 18:9-10

 

Con. It is important that we maintain this oneness we have in Christ so we will be strong spiritually.

 

          Heb.10:24-25.

 

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