January 10, 2017
In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul reminds his readers of who they are: once alienated, but now, through the work of Christ, reconciled to God and to each other to become God’s dwelling place on earth. In issuing this reminder, Alistair Begg explains, Paul was showing God’s grace to the people he served. Indeed, Paul was a prisoner for Christ, pouring himself out for them. Today, we have the same responsibility: to serve and to show grace to the ones God has placed around us.
1For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles— 2assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace that was given to me for you, 3how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly. 4When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit. 6This mystery is1 that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
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