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Ephesians - Part 9

This lesson was given on December 8, 2013 and is part 9 of the "Ephesians" study.  We reviewed verses 1-7 which was taught in the previous lesson and moved on to versus 8-10.  In learning how the KJV uses italics, we reviewed a powerful verse in Hebrews 1:8 where God calls His son God! We learned of three time perspectives: Times Past, But Now, and Ages to Come where we are in the "But Now" and to really understand this position, you have to understand the message that PAul the prisoner is teaching. This is not Paul's pre-Acts 28 ministry. In this lesson we learned how to read verse 8 of chapter two.  "For by grace are ye saved" which means there is no work in this faith, God simply accepts this faith as righteousness.  Grace and Faith are linked just like Works and Law are linked.  You cannot combine Grace and Law nor can you combine Faith and Works because they are like oil and water. The scripture reading was in Ephesians 2:8-10 KJV "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."