Ephesians 2:11-12, Lord’s Table

This Sunday we will observe the Lord’s Table during the morning worship service. As usual, we will devote the entire service to this ordinance. Our scriptural focus will be Ephesians 2:11-13 in which Paul called his readers to remember what they were before Christ graciously saved them. Then he set in contrast their current, new condition accomplished by Christ.

I.  At the Table we remember what we once were: Far from God.

A.  We were once pagans.

B.  As pagans, we were:

      1. Without Christ
      2. Without a people
      3. Without promises
      4. Without hope
      5. Without God.

II.  At the Table we marvel at what we have become: Near to God.

A.  Christ united us to himself.

B.  Christ also united us to each other.

C.  Christ accomplished this through his own blood.