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In Ephesians 2:11-22, Paul talks about the reconciliation between Jews and Gentiles through Christ. How does this concept of reconciliation apply to modern-day societal divisions, and what role does Christ play in bridging those divides?

Verse 12 mentions that before Christ, Gentiles were “alienated from the commonwealth of Israel.” How do you think being spiritually alienated affects individuals today, and how can believers help those who feel spiritually isolated find their place in the community of faith?

Paul emphasizes the idea of Christ being our peace in verse 14. How can we experience this peace in our daily lives, especially in times of conflict or uncertainty?

The passage speaks of Christ abolishing the dividing wall of hostility between Jews and Gentiles. What “dividing walls” exist in our world today, and how can we, as Christians, work to tear them down?

Verse 19 describes believers as “fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.” How does this imagery shape our understanding of belonging in the body of Christ, and what implications does it have for how we treat one another within the church?

Paul uses the metaphor of a building in verse 20, with Christ as the cornerstone. How does this metaphor illustrate the importance of Christ in the foundation of our faith, and how can we ensure that our lives are built upon Him?

Reflect on verse 22, which describes believers as a “dwelling place for God by the Spirit.” What does it mean practically to be a dwelling place for God, and how does this impact our personal holiness?

Paul ends this passage by highlighting the unity that Christ brings. How can we actively pursue and maintain unity within our church community, even amidst differences in opinions, backgrounds, and preferences?

Unified in Christ (Ephesians 2:11-22):

  • Consider the imagery of the “household of God” in Ephesians 2:19. How does viewing ourselves as members of God’s household influence our relationships with fellow believers and our sense of belonging within the church?

Brought Near by His Blood (Ephesians 2:11-13):

  • Ephesians 2:13 speaks of being brought near to God by the blood of Christ. How does this profound act of reconciliation impact your understanding of God’s grace and forgiveness in your life?

Christ Our Peace (Ephesians 2:14-18):

  • Paul emphasizes that Christ has reconciled us both to God and to one another in Ephesians 2:16. How can we practically live out this dual reconciliation in our relationships with God and with others?
  • Reflecting on Ephesians 2:18, how does the access to the Father through the Holy Spirit impact our prayer life and our sense of intimacy with God?

Christ Our Cornerstone (Ephesians 2:19-22):

  • Consider the significance of Christ being the cornerstone in Ephesians 2:21. How does this imagery inform our understanding of Christ’s centrality in the life and purpose of the church?

Loving God – Loving People (Ephesians 2:11-22):

  • How does the reconciliation between Jews and Gentiles in Ephesians 2:11-22 exemplify the commandment to love one another as Christ has loved us? What practical steps can we take as individuals and as a church to demonstrate this love in our interactions with those from different backgrounds?

Preaching the Word (Ephesians 2:11-22):

  • In Ephesians 2:17, Paul mentions that Christ came and preached peace to those who were far off and those who were near. How does this passage inform our understanding of the role of witnessing in spreading the message of reconciliation?

Making Disciples (Ephesians 2:11-22):

  • Reflecting on Ephesians 2:19-22, how does our identity as fellow citizens with the saints and members of God’s household motivate us to engage in the work of making disciples and building up the body of Christ?

What efforts or attitudes can we as Christians use in the marketplace of ideas to live out our Christian world view in a way which is winsome and effective to help make a positive impact in our culture?

  • In what ways can we model grace and forgiveness in our interactions (especially political discussions) with those who hold differing beliefs or lifestyles, while still remaining faithful to our Christian convictions?

Tracing Christ through the Bible in reference to Ephesians 2:11-22

  • How does Ephesians 2:11-22 reveal Christ’s divine role in reconciling humanity to God, and what does this teach us about His sovereignty and authority?

How does this passage in Ephesians 2:11-22 speak to fulfilled prophecy in the Bible?

  • Reflecting on Ephesians 2:14-16, which speaks of Christ reconciling Jews and Gentiles into one body, how does this fulfillment of prophecy demonstrate God’s faithfulness to His promises throughout history?

Involvement in ‘Care Ministries” based upon Ephesians 2:11-22 What efforts or attitudes can we as Christians use in the marketplace of ideas to live out our Christian world view in a way which is winsome and effective to help make a positive impact in our culture?

  • What steps can we take to offer healing and restoration to individuals who are broken or wounded, drawing upon the hope and grace found in Ephesians 2:13?