Sermon Notes 2023 05 07 PM

May 07, 2023 PM
Paul Gotthardt
(#10 in series)

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In Christ: Redemption and Spiritual Life


Ephesians 2:4-5


Key Truth #1: Humanity is separated from God by sin and incapable of reconciling the relationship.


In Ephesians 2:1-3, Paul uses three descriptions to show why humanity is relationally separated from God and spiritually dead.


Apart from Christ, we are…

  • Dead in trespasses and sins (v. 1)
  • Alive to the lust of the flesh (vv. 2-3a)
  • By nature, children of wrath (v. 3b)


Key Truth #2: God __ us while we were sinners and made __ possible through Jesus’ death and resurrection.


The gospel message can be capture in six main statements:

  • Humanity was created for relationship with God.
  • Our sin separated us from that relationship.
  • There was nothing we could do to reconcile the relationship on our own.
  • Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin.
  • Jesus rose from the dead that we might have life.
  • Jesus offers eternal life (or a reconciled relationship) to those who repent of their sin by placing faith in Jesus.


Every part of this story comes back to __.


There are three parts of Jesus’ story that allowed us to be made alive together with Christ:

  • Jesus’ __
  • Jesus’ __
  • Jesus’ __