I. “The Gift of Salvation”
Ephesians 2:1-7; 2:1-3; 4-7; 2:5
Ephesians 2:8-10; 2:8; 2:5; 1Pe 1:5; Ro 4:16
Ephesians 2:2; Gal 5:16-17
1 Peter 1:3-5
2 Corinthians 3:4-5
II. “The Workman of Salvation”
Ephesians 2:9; 2Tim 1:9; Tit 3:5; Ro 3:20-28
1 Corinthians 1:27-29
Titus 3:4-8; Jn 3:5; 1Co 6:11; 1Pe 3:21; Tit 2:11-14
James 2:14-26; 3:17-18; 4:7, 10, 14, 17
John 15:1-6; 15:16; Col 1:6-10
III. “The Workers IN Salvation”
2 Corinthians 5:17-19; Jn 3:3; 15:1-6; Ro 6:4; Rev 21:5
Ephesians 2:15; 4:24; Heb 8:13
Colossians 3:1-4; Gen 1:26-27; Eph 1:4-5; 2:8;
John 1:12-13; 3:16
Ephesians 2:10; Ch. 4, 5, 6; Col 3, 4; Ja 1-4; 2co 5:17-20
Revelation 3:21; 19:11-21; 20:10-15; Rev 21:1-3, 7;
Greek Word Study:
Know: ‘eido’: properly to see; to know; to understand and to be sure of the force and meaning of something which has a definite meaning. (Eph 1:18)
Denouement: (French) the final resolution of the intricacies of a plot, as of a drama or novel; the place in the plot at which this occurs; the outcome or resolution of a doubtful (or a complex) series of occurrences.
Grace: ‘charis’: graciousness, of act; spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; spoken of the grace of Christ in providing salvation for us; also spoken of the grace which God exercises toward us, the unmerited favor which He shows in saving us from Sin; also of the grace exhibited in the pardon of sins and admission to the divine kingdom, saving grace.
Saved: ‘sozo’: to save, i.e. deliver or protect (literal or figurative): - bring safely, heal, make well, recover, save. From ‘sos’ (n.f.), safe, delivered. To save, deliver, make whole, preserve safe from danger, loss, destruction. Specifically, of salvation from eternal death, sin, and the consequences and misery consequent to sin. To save and (by implication) to give eternal life. Used substantively to refer to those being saved, those who have obtained salvation through Christ and are kept by Him. Deriv, ‘diasozo’: to bring safely through; ‘soter’: Savior
Faith: ‘pistis: credence, moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God, or a religious teacher. As a technical term indicative of the means of appropriating what God in Christ has for man, resulting in the transformation of man’s character and way of life. Such can be termed Gospel faith or Christian faith. Of Christ, of faith in Christ’s death, as the ground of justification before God, saving faith, found only in Paul’s writings. (Eph 2:8)
Gift: ‘doron’: a present; specially a sacrifice: - gift, given, present. N. from ‘didomi’: to give. Gift. As the Gift of Salvation (2:8)
Flesh: ‘sarx’: Human nature (with its frailties [physical or moral] and passions). As implying sinfulness, proneness to sin the carnal nature, the seat of carnal appetites and desires, whether physical or moral. Flesh, human nature, man.
Workmanship: ‘poiema: from ‘poieo’: to make or do: a product, i.e. fabric (literal or figurative): - thing that is made, workmanship. (From where our English word ‘poem’ comes) (Eph 2:10)
Created: ‘ktizo’: to fabricate, create, (N)-Creator. In the NT, to create and form in a spiritual sense, regeneration or renewal (Eph 2:10)
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Brad Gentille, Lead Pastor