Grace, Love and Peace to each and everyone in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Reading the Word of God is a blessing
Studying the Word of God is a blessing
Understanding the Word of God is a blessing
2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
We study the Word of God to show ourselves approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
We don’t study to show others we are approved by God
We don’t study to show others how eloquent we are
We don’t study to show others how great we are in scriptures
Even the devil can quote verses better than us, so study the Word of God to show ourselves approved unto God and not to others.
We will be studying from Ephesians 2
Don’t forget this letter was written to the Church of Ephesus.
Ephesus was a business center and a lot of people with different cultural backgrounds used to come.
Ephesians 2:1 – 2
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—
This verse talks about our earlier situation or condition
We thought we were alive when we were not saved.
and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
So all those people who have not been saved you are still dead and not alive.
Ephesians 2 starts of with very strong and powerful words.
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins.
Every person who is in sin and transgression are dead
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things are worthy of death, they not only continue to do these things, but also approve of those who practice them.
Ephesians 2:1 is a very strong statement and as a believer we need to understand that people who are not saved are still walking in the way of disobedience and we need to have the passion and desire to save them from hell.
save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.
Don’t forget our situation before we came to know about God.
We were dead in our sins and transgressions.
Let us make sure we do not walk in the path of death and we will not allow ourselves to walk in that path because it is going to land up in hell and eternal death.
Sermon preached by Pas. Naveen John (NJ) on January 1, 2022 @ 7:00 PM in Bible Study