Preaching: Ephesians 2:10-22 What on earth does God have me here for?

Ephesians 2-10-22 What on earth does God have me here forSummary: A verse by verse examination of what the book of Ephesians in the Bible teaches. This message covers Ephesians 2:10-22 discussion of the believer’s purpose on earth, including good works.

Speaker: Dr. Michael L. Williams
Date presented: June 18, 2014

 

Bible References:

Ephesians 2:10-22 ( KJV ) 10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. 11Wherefore 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;  12That 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:  13But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. 14For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us15Having 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;  16And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:  17And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.  18For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.  19Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;  20And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone21In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:  22In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

1 Thessalonians 4:14-18 ( KJV ) 14For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.  15For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.  16For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:  17Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.  18Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

Romans 5:1-5 ( KJV ) 1Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:  2By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.  3And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;  4And patience, experience; and experience, hope:  5And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

Romans 3:19-23 ( KJV ) 19Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.  20Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.  21But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;  22Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:  23For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 8:26-27 ( KJV ) 26Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.  27And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

Ephesians 1:1 ( KJV ) 1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:

Philippians 1:1 ( KJV ) 1Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:

Colossians 1:1-2 ( KJV ) 1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother,  2To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Revelation 12:17 ( KJV ) 17And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 14:12 ( KJV ) 12Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

1 Corinthians 3:9 ( KJV ) 9For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ( KJV ) 19What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?  20For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

2 Peter 1:20-21 ( KJV ) 20Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.  21For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

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