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PERSON OF CHRIST, Tape 4, *page 1*
PERSON OF CHRIST - 4-5-98
Tape Four - Jesus is the Peace of God
By Pastor Fenton Moorhead
... today's lesson and let's stand together as I read this in honor and respect for
the Word of God. Ephesians 2:12 and following:
"Remember that you were separate from Christ, excluded from the covenants
of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. But now, in Christ
Jesus, you who once were far away, have been brought near through the blood of
Christ, for He Himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the
barrier, the dividing wall of hostility. His purpose was to create in Himself one new
man out of the two, thus making peace. And in this one body, to reconcile both of
them to God through the cross by which He put to death their hostility."
Let's pray together. "Lord, we recognize in our lives these words hostility,
being separate, being excluded, being out of hope, and you have come to us offering
nearness, intimacy, closeness, a relationship with you that is based on your promises
that will last forever. Help us to see a fresh today, why we have this relationship
with you, because of the gift of your Son, because of His atoning sacrifice, because
of the meaning of the cross, and we ask this in Jesus Name,
If you'd like to follow along in the outline, we're going to move quickly. My
condition apart from God, as the scripture tells us here in Ephesians, is remember
that "you were separate, you were separate from Christ, excluded from the covenants
of the promise, without hope and without God in the world."
And so my condition, apart from God was one of separation or no intimacy,
no closeness with God. God was not accessible, because of the condition of my life,
my sin, my disinterest in spiritual things, even perhaps my religiousity separated me
from intimacy with God, because I would do re ...
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