Salvation in Action (1)

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In this vital passage, Paul explains what happens in a person when they are converted. Far from the shallow views which plague much of modern evangelicalism, Paul sets out the radical death-to-life transformation which occurs in every true conversion. This then gives us a vital yardstick to test ourselves with, and to show seekers what it is they are searching for.

Passages:Ephesians 2:1-10
Date:July 17, 2011
Series & Preacher:Salvation in Ephesians, David Anderson (Brotherhood Baptist Church, Eldoret, Sunday Evangelistic Meeting)
Tags:christ alone, conversion, ephesians, faith alone, good works, grace, grace alone, new birth, original sin, regeneration, salvation
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Ephesians 2:1-10

1And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. 4But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: 7That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. 8For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. (KJV)

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