Forming the Church
Topic: Church Scripture: Ephesians 2:11–2:18
In Ephesians 2:11-18, Paul describes the hostile relationship between the Jews and Gentiles. This was a hostility brought about by years of misguided superiority by the Jews and a prideful heart from the Gentiles who were strangers to the presence of God and covenants of promise. In Christ, God creates a new access point to Him. Not through the Mosaic law, but through Jesus' death and resurrection. As a result, enemies in Christ can be reconciled to God and one another.