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Ephesians 2:12-22

 

Background
Verse 1a Remember that you were gentiles

Gentile inclusion to the Jewish church was RADICAL

Questions that might have come up when Gentiles come in.

OUTLINE

  1. The Gentiles’ without Messiah (2:11-12)
  2. The Gentiles’ inclusion in Messiah (2:13-19)
  3.  The Gentiles and Jews in Messiah: the One New Man Joined in Messiah (2:20-22)

MESSAGE

1. The Gentiles’ without Messiah. (2:11-12)
Shaul / Paul spell out what the Gentiles used to be

2. The Gentiles’ inclusion in Messiah (2:13-19)
The blood of Messiah

Can now be “one body” with the Jews (13-16)

Physical Middle Wall

"no stranger is to enter within the balustrade round the temple and enclosure,
whoever is caught will be himself responsible for his ensuing death."

The Middle Wall of Partition: Torah

3. The One New Man joined together in Messiah... (17-22)

SUMMATION

 

We were Spiritually Dead but now

Ephesians 1-10

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which ye once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the children of disobedience - 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.

4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Messiah – by grace you have been saved - 

6 and raised us up with Him and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Messiah Yeshua, 7 so that in the coming ages He might show the immeasurable riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Messiah Yeshua.

8-9 For by grace ye have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

10 For we are His workmanship, created in Messiah Yeshua for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

OUTLINE

Introduction

  • Chapter 1:1-14 the apostle Paul spelled out the spiritual blessings in
  • Chapter 1:15-23 the apostle Paul prays for the Ephesians (have not dealt with this)

Reminder who is the Community

Verse 1-3 The Past 
Verse 4 -6 - The Present  

Aspects relevant to us

  • Priesthood Hebrews 4:14-16
  • Rulership Ephesians 1:21
  • The kingdom that has no end Daniel 7:13-14

Verse 7  - The Future

Despite this

  1. I - have been confirmed or Bar Mitzvah(ed)
  2. I - have been baptised in water
  3. I - keep the (10) Commandments
  4. I - give to charities
  5. I - live a moral life
  6. I - attend Synagogue or Church
  7. I am * * * or I have * * * I do *** , I, I, I***

Verse 9-10 By Grace

Workmanship – Greek Word poiema from which we get the English Poem.

“Creation is God’s first poem, but redemption is His second poem, and you and I who are saved constitute the syllables in God’s great poem of redemption. Everyone is set in the right place by God Himself, “We are his workmanship,” and therefore He is given all the credit, for He has done it all through His Son.”

– H.A. Ironside

By Harry A. Ironside  In the Heavenlies: Practical expository addresses on the Epistle to the Ephesians.  Ephesians 2:10

 

Conclusion

  1. We were dead in our trespasses
  2. We are made Alive because what Christ Did
  3. We are raised up with Messiah and so are justified by and in Him
  4. We are Seated with Messiah to minister on His behalf
  5. We are saved by grace, not of our own works
  6. We are a living display of God’s mercy & grace to this world that is dead.  But God can blow new life into these dead bodies, and pour grace upon grace so that we might be saved by Him, through Him and live forevermore in Him

Selah

Blessings in Messiah Yeshua 
Paul Cohen
Brit Chadashah (Messianic fellowship Sydney)


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Message title: Ephesians Spiritual Blessings

Text: Ephesians 1:1-14

OUTLINE

Introduction

Background - Letters from Jail

Verse 1: Date and Author

  • (Paul / Shaul / Saul)
  • Recipients

Verse 2: Greeting

Verse 3: Every spiritual blessing

Verses 4-13: The spiritual blessings

 Overview:

  1. Ephesians 1:4, The election; He has chosen us
  2. Ephesians 1:5, We were predestined unto the adoption of children
  3. Ephesians 1:6, We have become acceptable in the beloved.
  4. Ephesians 1:7, We have been redeemed through His blood
  5. Ephesians 1:7, We received the forgiveness of our sins
  6. Ephesians 1:8–10, To us is revealed the mystery of His will
  7. Ephesians 1:11, We have become an inheritance through Messiah to God the Father
  8. Ephesians 1:13, The sealing of the Holy Spirit: that is His mark of ownership on us

Conclusion

 

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Pondering Psalm 51

For the choir director. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.

1 Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness;
According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity
And cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my transgressions,
And my sin is ever before me.
4 Against You, You only, I have sinned
And done what is evil in Your sight,
So that You are justified when You speak
And blameless when You judge.

5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.
6 Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being,
And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom.
7 Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Make me to hear joy and gladness,
Let the bones which You have broken rejoice.
9 Hide Your face from my sins
And blot out all my iniquities.

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me away from Your presence
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation
And sustain me with a willing spirit.

13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners will be converted to You.

14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation;
Then my tongue will joyfully sing of Your righteousness.
15 O Lord, open my lips,
That my mouth may declare Your praise.
16 For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it;
You are not pleased with burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.

18 By Your favor do good to Zion;
Build the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then You will delight in righteous sacrifices,
In burnt offering and whole burnt offering;
Then young bulls will be offered on Your altar.

New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update, (La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995), Ps 51:1–19.

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Pondering Psalm 24

 1 A Psalm of David.

The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains,
The world, and those who dwell in it.
2 For He has founded it upon the seas
And established it upon the rivers.
3 Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord?
And who may stand in His holy place?
4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
Who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood
And has not sworn deceitfully.
5 He shall receive a blessing from the Lord
And righteousness from the God of his salvation.
6 This is the generation of those who seek Him,
Who seek Your face—even Jacob.
Selah.

7 Lift up your heads, O gates,
And be lifted up, O ancient doors,
That the King of glory may come in!
8 Who is the King of glory?
The Lord strong and mighty,
The Lord mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, O gates,
And lift them up, O ancient doors,
That the King of glory may come in!
10 Who is this King of glory?
The Lord of hosts,
He is the King of glory.
Selah.

New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update, (La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995), Ps 24:title–10.

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Pondering Psalm 3

1 A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.

O Lord, how my adversaries have increased!
Many are rising up against me.
2 Many are saying of my soul,
“There is no deliverance for him in God.”
Selah.

3 But You, O Lord, are a shield about me,
My glory, and the One who lifts my head.
4 I was crying to the Lord with my voice,
And He answered me from His holy mountain.
Selah.
5 I lay down and slept;
I awoke, for the Lord sustains me.
6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people
Who have set themselves against me round about.

7 Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God!
For You have smitten all my enemies on the cheek;
You have shattered the teeth of the wicked.
8 Salvation belongs to the Lord;
Your blessing be upon Your people!
Selah.

New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update, (La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995), Ps 3:title–8.

 

 

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Pondering Psalm 2

1 Why are the nations in an uproar
And the peoples devising a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth take their stand
And the rulers take counsel together
Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
3 “Let us tear their fetters apart
And cast away their cords from us!”

4 He who sits in the heavens laughs,
The Lord scoffs at them.
5 Then He will speak to them in His anger
And terrify them in His fury, saying,
6 “But as for Me, I have installed My King
Upon Zion, My holy mountain.”

7 “I will surely tell of the decree of the Lord:
He said to Me, ‘You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.
8 ‘Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance,
And the very ends of the earth as Your possession.
9 ‘You shall break them with a rod of iron,
You shall shatter them like earthenware.’ ”

10 Now therefore, O kings, show discernment;
Take warning, O judges of the earth.
11 Worship the Lord with reverence
And rejoice with trembling.
12 Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way,
For His wrath may soon be kindled.
How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!

New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update, (La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995), Ps 2:1–12.

 

 

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Pondering Psalm 1
1 How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
3 He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers.

4 The wicked are not so,
But they are like chaff which the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the wicked will perish.

New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update, (La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995), Ps 1:1–6.

Noach Torah Portion 2018 
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Simcha Torah 2018 
Paul was teaching on Simcha Torah at Brit Chadashah Messianic Fellowship Sydney.

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