Monday, March 5, 2018

lent 4 year b - ephesians

Ephesians 2:1-10
You were dead through the trespasses and sins 
     2in which you once lived,
          following the course of this world,
          following the ruler of the power of the air,
               the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient.
     3All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh,
          following the desires of flesh and senses,
     and we were by nature children of wrath, like everyone else.

4But God, who is rich in mercy,
     out of the great love with which They loved us 
          5even when we were dead through our trespasses,
     made us alive together with Christ—
          by grace you have been saved— 
     6With Christ God raised us up
     and enthroned us in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
          7so that in the ages to come 
               God might show the immeasurable riches of Her grace
                    in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 
     8For by grace you have been saved through faith,
          and this is not your own doing;
               it is the gift of God— 
                    9not the result of works,
                         so that no one may boast. 
                    10For we are what God has made us,
                         created in Christ Jesus for good works,
                              which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.

Queeries for the text:
What is the course of this world?
Who are the disobedient ones?
What are the passions of our flesh?
Is Paul coming out as Lutheran?
How are God's immeasurable riches of grace shown in this age?
What has God made us?
Who is the ruler of the power of the air?

What are your queeries?

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