For the purposes of this blog we are jumping into the Ephesians series at chapter 2 verse 11. Many commentators see this passage (2:11-22) as the 'key and high point' of the whole letter! Paul writes here about the mystery of the establishment of the Church in the world. The language is powerful and unmistakable - through sending Jesus into the world, God has made it possible for all nations (both those of Jewish heritage and the Gentiles, i.e. all other nations of the world) to equally have access to the Father through the work of Jesus, by one Spirit (check out verse 18). His purpose? To create one new humanity that would become a holy temple where the members of this Church become living stones who are built together to become the very dwelling place of God on earth. These are remarkable truths that ought to provoke a response of worship, thanksgiving and obedience in those who pay attention. May we be a part of that number!
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