Lesson No. 473
Book of Ephesians, Chapter 2
"Who Was Dead?"

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The spiritually dead are made alive

1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins: 2 wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3 among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: 7 that in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. 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. Christ is the way to peace 11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; 12 that at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: 13 but now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. 14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; 15 having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; 16 and that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: 17 and came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. 18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. 19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 20 and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; 21 in whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: 22 in whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

Lesson No. 473 "Who Was Dead?”

Book of Ephesians, Chapter 2



1. Paul says that we were dead but He ‘quickened’ us…what does that mean? (verse 1)

2. In our former lives we were ‘worldly’ (v 2), walked according to who? (v 2), spirit that worketh disobedience (v 2), we conversed with in times past in the lusts of our flesh and mind (v 3), and were as children of wrath (v 3). How could God have loved us?

3. Verses 4 and 5 give the answer- He is rich in mercy, has great love toward us, even when dead in sins He quickened us together with Christ- by grace we are saved!

4. He seats us with Christ (v 6), gives riches of grace (v 7), saves us by grace (v 8), and what does working for grace have to do with it (v 9)?

5. We are his workmanship made to do good works in Christ (v 10).

6. What do verses 11 and 12 mean?

7. Jesus is our ‘peace’ (Jew and Gentile) and He has broken down the middle wall of partition between us; what does that mean? (v 13, 14)

8. What does verses 15 and 16 mean? It all happened at the cross!

9. So by His blood, who now has access to the Father? (v 17, 18)

10. Paul talks like the Jews were saved but not the Gentiles; was that true? Wasn’t Abraham a ‘Gentile’ before he was a Jew? (v 19)

11. Paul includes now apostles and prophets with Christ the chief cornerstone. (v 20)

12. I say this all the time, and it comes from verses 21 and 22, He builds a holy temple with us as His living stones!

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