Reconciled in Christ Alone

January 2, 2022 Preacher: Steve Thiel

Topic: Ephesians Passage: Ephesians 2:11–22

Reconciled in Christ Alone
Christ Proclamation Church
Sunday, 1/2/2022
Ephesians 2:11–22

Sermon Theme: As believers, it’s essential to remember from where it is that we have come. Because we were once separated from Christ, strangers to God, and alienated from the people of God. But now, through the blood of the cross, we have been reconciled to God and joyfully welcomed into the family of God!

I. WHAT WE ONCE WERE (Ephesians 2:11–12)
    A. Remember Your History (Ephesians 2:11)
    B. Remember Your Alienation (Ephesians 2:12)
        1. Separated from Christ
        2. Segregated from Israel
        3. Strangers to God

II. WHAT CHRIST HAS DONE (Ephesians 2:13–18)
    A. The Person of Christ (Ephesians 2:13–14a)
    B. The Work of Christ (Ephesians 2:14b–15a)
    C. The Purpose of Christ (Ephesians 2:15b–18)
        1. That He might create a new humanity
        2. That He might reconcile us both to God

III. WHAT WE HAVE BECOME (Ephesians 2:19–22)
    A. Citizens in God's Kingdom (Ephesians 2:19a)
    B. Members in God's Household (Ephesians 2:19b–20a)
    C. Stones in God's Temple (Ephesians 2:20b–22)