God's Grace that Changes Us! by David Cawston

God's Grace that Changes Us!
David Cawston
Ephesians 2:1- 10

Introduction:
Salvation by grace. 2:1-10,

Grace is the word that is used so predominately in these verses.
Grace Defined:

Paul wants us to understand the depth of this grace.

It is the understanding of Grace that prepares us for change!


I. What we were in the past. 2:1-3.
1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,
2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.
3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. NIV

A. Under death sentence!
1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,
3 ....Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. NIV

B. Ruled by the devil!
2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.
3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts.

II. What we are in the present. 2:4-6.
4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,
5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions-it is by grace you have been saved.
6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated ...


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