Sermons

Ephesians 2:11 – 3:6 | Diversity in the Body of Christ

October 22, 2023

Becoming the People of God
Ephesians 2:11 - 3:6 | Diversity in the Body of Christ
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For Paul, the mystery of Christ isn’t just the forgiveness and redemption. It isn’t that you go to heaven when you die. It’s that, for the first time, the Gentiles are included as full and equal members of the covenant. Jesus isn’t just saving the Gentiles who are far away and keeping them separate, he’s joining the Jews and Gentiles together into one new people for Him. When Jesus is joined to the Church as a bridegroom to a bride, the bride is one body– not divided by race or any other significant identity marker. In Christianity, whatever makes you unique is secondary to your identity in Christ. We’re all Christians first, and so we all share our most significant trait in common.