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Port Hueneme church of Christ


Unification - One in Christ

Ephesians 2:19-22

by Mason French


  • Introduction
    • 1. What Jews and Gentiles are in Christ (Ephesians 2:19-22)
    • 2. Paul continues to use the word "One" (Ephesians 2:14-18)
  • I. ONE NATION
    • A. Israel Had Been God's Chosen Nation
      • 1. Israel had rejected and the result (Matthew 21:43)
      • 2. New nation -- church (Exodus 19:5-6; I Peter 2:9-10)
    • B. Nations Descendents of Shem, Ham, Japeth (Genesis 10)
      • 1. Acts 8 Ham
      • 2. Acts 9 Shem
      • 3. Acts 10 Japeth
    • C. Sin Divides, Christ Unites by His Spirit
      • 1. Believers one nation
      • 2. Our citizenship (Philippians 3:20-21)
  • II. ONE FAMILY
    • A. God Our Father (I John 3:1-3; Ephesians 3:14-15)
      • 1. We are brethren (I John 3:14-16)
      • 2. All distinctions are gone (Galatians 3:26-29)
  • III. ONE TEMPLE
    • A. A Holy Building Where God Dwells, He is Worshiped, Exalted
      • 1. God dwelling with His people (Exodus 25:8)
      • 2 The tabernacle (Exodus 40:34-38)
        • a. The glory of His presence leaves (I Samuel 4)
        • b. God's presence leaves when sin occurs
      • 3. God dwelt in temple (I Kings 8:1-11)
      • 4. Israel's sin caused to depart
      • 5. The true temple (John 1:14, 2:19-21)
      • 6. God does not dwell in temples made with hands (Acts 17:24)
      • 7. God's presence in every Christian (I Corinthians 6:18-20)
      • 8. In corporate church (Ephesians 2:20-22; I Corinthians 3:16-17)
  • Conclusion
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