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1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2 Wherein 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: 3 Among 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. 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: 7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. 11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; 12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: 13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. 14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; 15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; 16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: 17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. 18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. 19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; 21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: 22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

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1 angela h = "The wages of sin is death (Romans 3:23). The Lord has saved believers from the chains of sin and therefore has made us alive."
2 Sara Di Diego = "Source:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqxlx9-ey64"
3 angela h = "Before being born again all people are servants to Satan and sin. See Matthew 12:30. For the time being, God is allowing Satan to be the prince of the power of the air or the ruler of this world (see John 12:31) and it is his spirit that is influencing the "children of  disobedience (the lost)".Paul reminds that we were also once lost. Christians should continually be mindful of this and not forget where they came from and what the Lord has done in their lives. When we forget then we become unapproachable by the lost and are not witnessing effectively to them."
4 angela h = "See Romans 5:8. God loved us knowing exactly who and what we are and sent His Son, Jesus to die for us anyway. Grace is much more than mercy. Mercy is God saving us from a devil's hell. Grace is Him using us in His service after saving us and then letting us spend eternity with Him in heaven. "
5 Cary W = "We actually are translated out of this world and into heavenly places in Christ Jesus the moment we accept His Atonement.  And all so everyone may see His great riches and kindness toward us."
6 Cary W = "When I first heard of the resurrected Lord Jesus and believed on Him, I heard a voice from heaven say to me, "Welcome home son!  This day you have been delivered from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of my dear son.""
7 Cary W = "We who believe in Christ and have known and been known by Him, are already raised together in Him, sitting in heavenly places.  This grace works continually to keep us safe in heaven, even while we endure such a dark and dangerous place as this world."
8 angela h = "In time we will find that God's grace is really much more than we can imagine. Again referring to the sacrifice of His only begotten Son."
9 Sara Di Diego = "Another way of looking at this verse is that God will give a sign or proof to all his converted sinners that he is all-powerful.  This way he can give encouragement to the recently converted, while also converting other sinners with his glory.Work Cited:http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/matthew-henry-complete/ephesians/2.html"
10 angela h = "It is God's grace that affords us the gift of salvation but we must believe to receive it. Salvation is nothing we can do for ourselves it comes from God. See Isaiah 64:6Again, nothing to do with us, we were all once children of disobedience (v. 2),so not one of us can brag or say we deserve salvation."
11 Cary W = "This takes all the pressure off trying to be a good Christian, for there is no such a one, for God alone is good.  That is why He gives "
12 Sara Di Diego = ""These things are not brought to pass by any thing done by us, and therefore all boasting is excluded; he who glories must not glory in himself, but in the Lord. There is no room for any man’s boasting of his own abilities and power; or as though he had done any thing that might deserve such immense favours from God."Source:http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/matthew-henry-complete/ephesians/2.html"
13 angela h = "God made each individual for a specific purpose and has a plan for us. See Psalm 139"
14 Deena E = "Circumcision is an outward expression of [what ought to be] an inward reason for honoring God in obedience. "
15 Deena E = "called the "uncircumcision"There was a division amongst the early church between Jew and Gentile believers. Some were trying to require Gentile believers to become circumcised  (see Galatians 2) and Paul called this false doctrine. "
16 angela h = "Paul reminds us that being Gentiles (not Jews) that we were not part of the Abrahamic covenant. Without Jesus Christ we had no part of God, and therefore had no hope."
17 angela h = "This is the exciting part! Jesus has made it possible for us to communicate with God the Father and has even shared His Spirit with us. Jesus has made a bridge from sinful man that reaches to The Almighty God!"
18 angela h = "When we are born again, we become citizens of heaven and children of God, . See John 1:12."
19 angela h = "Here we see the "Church" being built. Jesus is the cornerstone, the apostles and prophets are the foundation, and we get to be the rest...adding new believers all of the time. God Himself inhabits (lives inside) believers in the form of the Holy Spirit. See Second Timothy 2:14."