Ephesians 2:11-22 The New Man (Nov 9 2008)


God's blessings were to spread through Israel to the world but tragically Israel only had contempt for non Jews (Gentiles). The chasm between the two peoples was massive, but God has broken the dividing wall of hostility. Those who were far have been brought near, and two people have been made one. Amazingly, the physical temple in Jerusalem, a structure of separation, has become in Christ a spiritual building made up of Jew and Gentile alike, who together form true Israel, the church, reconciled with God and with one another.