Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Studies in Ephesians (8) Dead in Trespasses and Sins Ephesians 2:1-3.

Similar presentations

Presentation on theme: "Studies in Ephesians (8) Dead in Trespasses and Sins Ephesians 2:1-3."— Presentation transcript:

1 Studies in Ephesians (8) Dead in Trespasses and Sins Ephesians 2:1-3

2 Ephesians 1:15-22 Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians. That they might know the power of God Demonstrated in Jesus – by raising Him from the dead, exalting Him in heavenly places and making Him head over the church. Today, how His power affects our salvation

3 Our former conduct (2:1-3) “And you” – tied to previous text. Paul now turns to the grace of God ( 2:1-10 ) “He made alive”, not in mss (but implied – see vs. 5 ) “And you were dead in your trespasses and sins…” (NASU)

4 Our former conduct (2:1-3) “ dead in trespasses and sins” Spiritual death – death is separation. ( Jas. 2:26, cf. Luke 8:55 ) Death in our text – spiritual separation from God – Rom. 6:23, Col. 2:13, Eph. 2:5-6; Isa. 59:1-2

5 Our former conduct (2:1-3) Trespasses – to violate moral standards. One who goes into territory not authorized. Matthew 6:14, Jas. 5:16, Rom. 5:15-18 – offenses, sin – Eph. 1:7

6 Our former conduct (2:1-3) Sins – to miss the mark. A departure from divine standards of uprightness. Both sins of commission and omission. How many of us minimize certain sins? To God, there is NO difference!

7 Our former conduct (2:1-3) In which you once walked – “Walk” used some 7 times in Ephesians – our manner of life Typically – we have 2 paths Matt. 7:13-14 You USED to walked in it – Col. 3:3, Rom. 6:5-6, Eph. 4:22

8 Our former conduct (2:1-3) According to the prince of the power of the air Satan – 2 Cor. 4:4, John 12:31, 14:30 The power of the air is reference to this realm 1 Peter 5:8, 2 Tim. 2:26

9 Our former conduct (2:1-3) The spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience he still rules – Eph. 4:17-19, 2 Tim. 3:1-5, 1 John 5:19 It is a mistake to dismiss Satan’s power! BUT it is limited - 1 John 4:4, John 14:30

10 Our former conduct (2:1-3) Among whom we all once conducted ourselves Romans 3:23 Paul includes himself – 1 Tim. 1:12-15 But we have changed – 1 Cor. 6:11

11 Our former conduct (2:1-3) In the lusts of the flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind Lust – 1 John 2:15-16, Gal. 5:19-21, 1 Pet. 4:3-5 We overcome lusts – Romans 13:14, 6:12, 1 Peter 1:14

12 Our former conduct (2:1-3) …and of the mind Sins of the heart, evil attitudes, etc. cf. 1 John 4:20-12

13 Our former conduct (2:1-3) Were by nature children of wrath If you are not a child of God, you are a child of wrath! John 3:36, Rom. 1:18, 2:5-9, Colossians 3:6 This includes the “religious” – Paul, Cornelius, devout Jews on Pentecost, etc.

14 Our former conduct (2:1-3) Were by nature children of wrath “by nature” does NOT mean, inherited sin or depravity! Consider Romans 2:14 Also, “you once walked” – their actions. Finally, WHEN they became “children of wrath” not mentioned.

15 God’s Grace (2:4-10) In spite of our hopeless state, God “made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved)”

16 All of us have a past! But it does NOT need to follow us into eternity OR into our future! Will you accept the gift of God grace?

Download ppt "Studies in Ephesians (8) Dead in Trespasses and Sins Ephesians 2:1-3."

Similar presentations

Ads by Google