Gene Cunningham - June 9, 2003

Ephesians #31

Ephesians #31

You can lose eternal reward, but not eternal life. Sinners are saved by Grace through faith; salvation is a free gift. We are now "saints" -- set apart to God (Eph 5:3, 1Co 6:9-12, Eph 5:26). We used to be among "sons of disobedience" and "children of wrath" (Eph 2:1-2). However, when we believe what Christ has done, we should act differently (Eph 4:20, 2Co 5:14-15); we should not be partakers with unbelievers (Eph 5:7). Jesus came to give us abundant life (Joh 10:10). There's nothing you can do to gain eternal life -- a gap we cannot bridge (only Christ could). "Inherit" requires "merit" to gain reward -- "treasure in heaven" (Mar 10:17-24). We "inherit the Kingdom" when we surrender our life to Christ (Gal 5:19-21, Eph 5:1-7)

Scripture References: Ephesians 2:1-2, Ephesians 5:1-7, Ephesians 5:26, Galatians 5:19-21, Ephesians 5:3, Mark 10:17-24, John 10:10, Ephesians 5:7, Ephesians 4:20

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More than any book Ephesians reveals the blessings from God based on our relationship with Jesus Christ by grace through faith. Eph 1:3 is the a key verse. Other key verses by chapter include Eph 2:8 Eph 3:19 Eph 4:1 Eph 5:18 and Eph 6:10-11.

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