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At Village today we are back in the building for the first time in 17 weeks. It's a 'soft launch' gathering with some members still not able to attend.
We are looking forward to our whole church gathering again next weekend.
We're reflecting on God's grace to us in Christ's blood and how that blood achieves peace horizontally.
Do read ahead Ephesians 2. See the vision of Village Church at http://www.villagechurch.sydney/vision
Check in at https://villagechurch.sydney/live and be part of our community and ask a question for Dominic to answer at the end of his presentation.
1 Once you were … but now … so that …
a Vertical (Grace): Once you were … but now … so that … 2:1-10
b Horizontal (Peace): Once you were … but now … so that … 2:11-22
2 Vertical (Grace) 2:1-10
a Once you were dead (word, devil and flesh) 2:1-3
b But God made us alive, raised us, seated us 2:4-6
c So that he might display the riches of his grace 2:7-9
d So that we might do the good works God prepared for us to do 2:10
3 Horizontal (Peace) 2:11-23
a Once you were without Christ, excluded from Israel, foreigners to the covenant, without hope & without God 2:11-12
b But now you have been brought near (Peace) 2:13-15
c So that you are no longer strangers, but fellow citizens 2:19-22
3 Take away: Grace and Peace