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Before and After Pictures of the Believer (Ephesians 2:1-10) - Dr. T. J. Betts

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Before and After Pictures of the Believer (Ephesians 2:1-10) - Dr. T. J. Betts

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Before and After Pictures of the Believer (Ephesians 2:1-10)
Dr. T. J. Betts

  1. A Picture of the Believer before Salvation (2:1-3)

         a. Decidedly Dead (2:1)

         b.Decidedly Deaf (2:2a)

         c. Decidedly Deceived (2:2b)

         d. Decidedly Disobedient (2:2c)

         e. Decidedly Degenerate (2:3a)

         f. Decidedly Debased (2:3b)

         g. Decidedly Defiant (2:3c)

         h. Decidedly Doomed (2:3d)



    Truths about the Wrath of God:

         (1) The wrath of God is real.

         (2) The wrath of God is just.

         (3) The wrath of God is to be feared.

         (4) The wrath of God is His love in action against sin.

         (5) The wrath of God is escapable.

  2. A Picture of the Believer after Salvation (2:4-10)

         a. What has God done (2:4-6)?

              (1) God loved us through Christ (2:4).

              (2) God showed mercy to us through Christ (2:4).

              (3) God resurrected us with Christ (2:5).

              (4) God elevated us with Christ (2:6).

              (5) God seated us with Christ in the heavenly places in Christ (2:6).

         b. Why did God do it (2:7-10)?