To all the people in the extremely moving service yesterday, Jerry read and commented on the entire 2nd chapter of Ephesians. What elegant and stirring scripture is here recorded, what sparkling hope, what manifest glory and courage-inducing words are splendidly crafted in Paul’s writing to the church at Ephesus.
“And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 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:
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.”
But listen to this!
“But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.”
Think on this next verse. Eat it, consume it, digest it.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:”
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