Ephesians 2

Show verse 1 ToDo itemsHide verse 1 ToDo items1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
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I Know that in the past we were physically alive but spiritually dead.
I Know that in the past, not only did we sin but we sinned willfully.
I Know that God has made us alive spiritually who were once spiritually dead in trespasses and sins.
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Show verse 2 ToDo itemsHide verse 2 ToDo items2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
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I Know that our former life was influenced and guided by the standards of this world.
W Know that Satan is the one behind the standards of this world. [See 1 John 5:19; John 12:31]
F Know that Satan is currently the ruler of this world.
F Know that Satan is the spirit now working in the children of disobedience who are unbelieving, obstinate and rebellious to the will of God.
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Show verse 3 ToDo itemsHide verse 3 ToDo items3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
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I Know that we were all once children of disobedience living to fulfil the desires of the flesh and of the mind.
F Know that we are all born with a sinful, fallen nature.
I Know that in the past it was our nature to live just like others who are worthy of the wrath of God.
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Show verse 4 ToDo itemsHide verse 4 ToDo items4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
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C Know that God is rich in mercy. [See Psalms 103:8, 136:1; Lamentations 3:22-23]
C Know that God’s unconditional love for us is great. [See Jeremiah 31:3]
C Know that God loves us whether we reciprocate or not.
C Know that God’s mercy flows from love.
C Know that God’s love for us is not prompted by some lovable characteristics in us but by His nature of love.
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Show verse 5 ToDo itemsHide verse 5 ToDo items5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
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C Know that God demonstrated His great love for us even when we were spiritually dead in sins. [v4-5] [See Romans 5:8]
C Know that God has every right to condemn men because of their sin but instead of executing that wrath, He extends mercy that comes from His love. [v4-5]
C Know that God does not give tit-for-tat.
C Know that God does not withhold His mercy from us even though we are victims of our own poor choices.
C Know that Jesus came to bring the dead back to life. [v1-5] [See John 10:10]
F Know that man is utterly incapable of rousing himself from spiritual death. [v1-5]
I Know that God has made us alive together with Christ.
I Know that we have been saved by God’s grace.
I Know that but for God’s love, mercy and grace, we would still be dead in tresspasses and sins. [v4-5]
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Show verse 6 ToDo itemsHide verse 6 ToDo items6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
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I Know that we have been raised by God from the dead together with Christ.
I Know that God has reserved a place for us in heaven in Christ and sees us seated together with Christ.
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Show verse 7 ToDo itemsHide verse 7 ToDo items7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
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P Know that in future generations God will show the immense and incomparable riches of His grace in His kindness to us through Christ Jesus.
C Know that God is kind.
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Show verse 8 ToDo itemsHide verse 8 ToDo items8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
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I Know that God’s grace is the provision of Christ to suffer and sacrifice Himself for our sins. [v5-8]
I Know that by God’s grace we have been saved through faith. [See Galatians 2:16]
C Know that God gives gifts to men that are undeserved.
I Know that our salvation is a free gift to us through God’s grace.
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Show verse 9 ToDo itemsHide verse 9 ToDo items9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
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I Know that our salvation was not earned by any good works that we have done. [v8-9] [See Romans 3:20]
F Know that salvation can never be earned through good works so no man could ever boast of such. [v8-9]
F Know that salvation comes from God, not man. [v8-9]
I Know that because God did not save us by good works, we cannot lose our salvation by bad works. [v8-9]
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Show verse 10 ToDo itemsHide verse 10 ToDo items10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
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F Know that we are the product of God’s own hands.
I Know that we were created in Christ Jesus for good works that God preordained us to perform. [See Philippians 2:13]
I Know that God’s work of salvation produces good works in us that bring forth fruit for God.
I Know that in Christ we are not in competition with one another.
T Take comfort in knowing that God has a unique plan for His good works in your life.
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Show verse 11 ToDo itemsHide verse 11 ToDo items11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
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T Remember that in the past we were Gentiles and lived according to the lusts of the flesh.
T Remember that in the past, as Gentiles in the flesh, we were called "Uncircumcision" and despised as outcasts by the Jews.
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Show verse 12 ToDo itemsHide verse 12 ToDo items12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
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T Remember that once we were without Christ.
T Remember that once we were alienated from the commonwealth of Israel.
T Remember that once we were strangers from the covenants of God’s promises.
T Remember that once we were without hope.
T Remember that once we were far from God and without God in the world.
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Show verse 13 ToDo itemsHide verse 13 ToDo items13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
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I Know that we (Gentiles), who were once far from God, are brought near to God by the blood of Christ.
F Know that sin separates us from God but the blood of Christ allows us back into fellowship with Him.
F Know that God cannot fellowship with anyone who has not been redeemed by the blood of Christ.
F Know that Israel as a nation (the Jews) had a sacrificial system for sin to allow fellowship with God.
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Show verse 14 ToDo itemsHide verse 14 ToDo items14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
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I Know that Jesus alone is our peace.
F Know that Jesus brings peace both vertically with God and horizontally with man.
I Know that in Christ, Jews and Gentiles both become one.
F Know that the church is neither Jew nor Gentile but a new entity.
I Know that Jesus has destroyed all barriers that once separated Jews and Gentiles.
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Show verse 15 ToDo itemsHide verse 15 ToDo items15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
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I Know that the crucified flesh of Jesus has abolished all hatred between Jews and Gentiles in Christ.
I Know that the crucified flesh of Jesus has abolished the Jewish ceremonial law (not moral law) for those in Christ.
I Know that in Christ, Jews and Gentiles are both made into the same new creation (the church) thereby making peace. [v14-15]
I Know that what we are now in Christ is in direct contrast to what we used to be when we were far from God. [v11-15]
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Show verse 16 ToDo itemsHide verse 16 ToDo items16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
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I Know that Jesus has fully reconciled both Jews and Gentiles to each other and to God in His body (the church) by the cross. [v15-16]
I Know that Jesus has ended the hatred between Jews and Gentiles in His body (the church) by the cross.
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Show verse 17 ToDo itemsHide verse 17 ToDo items17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
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F Know that Jesus came and proclaimed peace to both Gentiles and Jews.
C Know that God is a peace maker and healer of division. [v14-17]
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Show verse 18 ToDo itemsHide verse 18 ToDo items18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
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I Know that in Christ, both Jews and Gentiles have acceptance and relationship with the Father by the same Holy Spirit.
I Know that the Holy Spirit gives us access to the Father at any time we wish. [See Romans 5:2; Ephesians 3:12]
I Know that the availability of the entire Holy Trinity is ours from the moment we are born again.
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Show verse 19 ToDo itemsHide verse 19 ToDo items19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
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I Know that in Christ, Gentiles are no longer strangers to the covenants of promise.
I Know that in Christ, Gentiles are no longer foreigners alienated from the commonwealth of Israel.
I Know that in Christ, both Jews and Gentiles are fellow citizens with the saints and of the household (family) of God. [See Philippians 3:20]
F Know that Jewish and Gentile believers now stand on an equal footing as new creations in God’s family.
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Show verse 20 ToDo itemsHide verse 20 ToDo items20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
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I Know that we (and our faith) are built upon the firm foundation laid by the apostles and prophets because Jesus Christ Himself is the chief corner stone. [See Isaiah 28:16; 1 Peter 2:7-9]
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Show verse 21 ToDo itemsHide verse 21 ToDo items21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
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I Know that we were uniquely crafted in Christ to fit precisely into the growing building which is the Lord’s holy temple (the church).
F Know that the temple of God (the church) has many parts (the saints) but they all fit together precisely in Christ. [See Ephesians 1:10]
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Show verse 22 ToDo itemsHide verse 22 ToDo items22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
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I Know that Jews and Gentiles are being built together in Christ for the habitation of God through the Holy Spirit. [v19-22] [See 1 Peter 2:5; 1 Corinthians 3:16]
I Know that God’s Holy Spirit dwells within us.
F Know that God is building a holy temple in which to dwell through the Holy Spirit using the saints as the individual building blocks. [v19-22]
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