Sermon Notes 2023 10 01 PM

October 01, 2023 PM
Paul Gotthardt
(#15 in series)

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In Christ: Engage Now


Ephesians 2:11-13


“Our greatest fear as individuals and as a church should not be of __, but of succeeding at things in life that don't really __.” – Francis Chan


There are three major themes that are emphasized throughout this letter:

1) All Christians are __ together in the Body of Christ.

2) All Christians have __ they need in Christ.

3) All Christians are called to live out these spiritual truths for the __ of the Father, the building up of the Body, and the __ of God’s Kingdom.


For 12 verses, Paul has outlined the deep contrast between where we were then and where we are now. Starting at the top of chapter 2 and going down…

  • We were dead, but now we’re __.
  • We were lost, but now we’re saved.
  • We were excluded, but now we’re included.
  • We were __, but now we’re family.
  • We were without hope, but now we have hope.
  • We were without God, but now GOD HAS US.
  • We were once far off, but now we’ve been __ near.


In verse 4, the bad __ ends with “But God…”


In verse 13, our old __ end with “But now…”