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Waking the Dead

Ephesians 2:1-10

Introduction…

A search for waking the dead on the internet yields this…

 

Waking the Dead is a British television crime drama series produced by the BBC featuring a team of CID police officers, a psychological profiler and a forensic scientist.

Waking the dead band thrash hardcore punk Netherlands

Also a band called wake the dead which mixes Celtic music with the music of the Grateful dead.

Waking the Dead the movie which tells the story of a man who falls in love with a women who is then killed and nine years later the mans mind is filled with thoughts and visions of his dead love.

- Not where we are headed…let’s read.

Ephesians 2:1-10

I. We were all spiritually dead…v 1-3

            - Tells us that our sins have made us spiritually dead.

- All were…some still are…Paul does not paint a pretty picture-true for all humanity

- Emphasize this a lot because question…what do I need to be saved from? –Seattle Shawn

- This is important…foundational to Christianity

- Just like the rest of mankind.

*Lauren

            A. Qualities of the dead

                        - Not alive

                        - Don’t respond

                        - Have no hope

            B. Paul uses this illustration for a reason

                        - All understand

                        - This is how we were/are

                        So for us that means

1.      Not alive

2.      Won’t respond

3.      Have no hope

II. But God…4-9

A.    Powerful two words

a.       Can’t say “But Jason, But…, But the evangelist on TV.”

B.     God did what only He could do

a.       Rich in mercy

b.      Because of his love for us

c.       Not by works

C.     If you are here this evening and a believer…

a.       Made us alive together with Christ

b.      Don’t go back…verse 2…once lived

c.       Following prince of the power…cell phone

D.    So what…

a.       Our own salvation

                                                                          i.      Changes the way we look at life/death--Grandma

                                                                        ii.      Worship is a reaction..

b.      How we share with others

                                                                          i.      Like me…discouraged

1.      Walmart

2.      Friend

                                                                        ii.      Romans 1:16

                                                                      iii.      Also a reaction

                                                                      iv.      I can’t raise the dead

III. For Good Works

A.    Understanding Grace

a.       2 mistakes

                                                                          i.      Salvation is by grace…after that it is up to me

1.      1 Corinthians 15:10

                                                                        ii.      “I got it…”

1.      Mediocre commitment= not true understanding of v 1-9

2.      Gift illustration

B.     Also a reaction

C.     DWYL…at your death, not look at my works…Gods grace and mercy


For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. –Romans 1:16

 

 

 

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. –1 Corinthians 15:10

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