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Ephesians 2:11-22

 

There are two things that can be said about this passage that I can think of today. First and foremost, this passage is very straightforward in its meaning. Second, and more importantly, the words of this passage explain quite well why it is that we do things like show up to worship on Sundays and why we work so hard to serve our God. We who at one time in history would not have had access to God as Gentiles, non-Jews, now have access to the great glory of the kingdom of God through Jesus! I am reminded of Matthew 27:51 when Jesus “gave up his spirit, and the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.” Said curtain separate the regular citizens from the holiest place on Earth, where God dwelled in the temple and no one was allowed in except for the high priest once per year. But the curtain was torn in two at the moment that Jesus died, giving all of us access to God. We can all be forever grateful that God sent his only son to dwell with us and break down the barriers that once would have separated us from God and now made it possible that we can all have eternal life in heaven.

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