Pastor Ron Roddey
"Our Position In Christ"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Ephesians Chapter 2
2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2:2 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:
2:3 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.
2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved
2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with
Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly
places in Christ Jesus:
2:7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his
grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:
2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good
works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
2:11 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;
2:12 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:
2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh
by the blood of Christ.
2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down
the middle wall of partition between us;
2:15 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;
2:16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross,
having slain the enmity thereby:
2:17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them
that were nigh.
2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but
fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
2:21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy
temple in the Lord:
2:22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God
through the Spirit.