This Is My Story | Ephesians: Your Life In The Family Of God, Part 3

September 25, 2022   /   Crosstown Alliance Church

Ephesians, pt 3 – “This is My Story”

We all have a story…

There are 3 chapters to our stories…
Who we 
Who we 
Who we are 

Chapter 1: Who we were

Ephesians 2:1-3
And you were  in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you , following the course of this , following the  of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the , carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature , like the rest of mankind.

“We should not hesitate to reaffirm that a life without God (however physically fit and mentally alert the person may be) is a living death, and that those who live it are dead even while they are living.”  John Stott

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Chapter 2: Who we are

Ephesians 2:4-7
, being , because of the great love with which , 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses,  together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the coming ages he might show the  toward us in Christ Jesus.

Look at what God has done…

Ephesians 2:8-9
For  you have been saved . And this is not your own doing; it is the  of God, 9 , so that no one may boast.

Grace   to the 
Faith   in what God has done for us
Gift – based on God’s  NOT our 

2 Corinthians 10:17
“Let the one who boasts, .”

Chapter 3: Who we are called to be

Ephesians 2:10
For we are his , created in Christ Jesus for , which God prepared beforehand, that we should .

We are saved  something  something
Saved from  to a life of .

What chapter of the story are you in?
Chapter 1–
Chapter 2–
Chapter 3–

What is the good work that God has for me to do?

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