No Longer Strangers

Monday, May 28, 2018

No Longer StrangersOur relationship with Jesus changes everything. It not only brings us into fellowship with God and secures for us a place in eternity, but it also transforms our relationships with others. We are no longer strangers or aliens but fellow citizens with all who call Jesus “Lord.”

In the second chapter of his letter to the Ephesians Paul writes that Jesus “came and preached peace to those who were far away, and peace to those who were near; for through Him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.” That being the case, we are now of God’s household.

We are not alone. Think of that. Our relationship with Christ brings with it a new community, a family of faith which we have immediate and unrestricted entrance to. We need never again feel isolated or estranged.

Reconciliation and peace are now ours, first with God Himself and also with fellow believers. That peace should serve to unify us as we seek to honor God and share the good news of the Gospel to those who do not yet believe.

This week during Midday Prayer Time, around 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM, I’ll be sharing from this portion of Ephesians.

Mon 05/28               Ephesians 2:13
Tue 05/29                Ephesians 2:14
Wed 05/30               Ephesians 2:15 – 16
Thu 05/31                Ephesians 2:16 – 18
Fri 06/01                  Ephesians 2:19 – 21

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