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Uncircumcised?!. Ephesians 2:11-13. Summary so far:. Chapter one: How God sees us and what He’s done to prove it. Chapter two: Contrasting who we are with who we were to show how much it matters. Some people live like they haven’t changed. Circumcision:.

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uncircumcised

Uncircumcised?!

Ephesians 2:11-13

summary so far
Summary so far:
  • Chapter one: How God sees us and what He’s done to prove it.
  • Chapter two: Contrasting who we are with who we were to show how much it matters.
  • Some people live like they haven’t changed.
circumcision
Circumcision:
  • Mark of those who are citizens and share in the covenant (v12)
  • In the body, done by men (v11)
  • Separator, mark of distinction
you were uncircumcised
You were uncircumcised:
  • You don’t fit in, you are aliens.
  • In terms of men, you aren’t much.
  • You lack something everyone else seems to have.
  • They’re right too!
the circumcision group
The circumcision group:
  • Think they’re more fit and moral than you.
  • They’re supposed to include you, but don’t.
  • They point out the distinctions.
  • Those who don’t fit in judge them too!
jesus
Jesus:
  • Turns all the distinctions on their head.
  • Makes the lost the centre of things and puts the self-righteous to the side.
  • Hope in the world, brought near to God.
  • What do we do with distinctions?
ephesians 2 11 13

Ephesians 2:11-13

Ephesians 2:11-13

What makes you feel like an outsider?

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What is the impression people have of church?

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Is it fair to say you’re not good enough for God’s people?

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  • What do people use as distinctives in our social sphere?

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What does Jesus do with all the distinguishing features?

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There’s probably something you need to be careful not to judge people for. What must you do?

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What makes you feel like an outsider?

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What is the impression people have of church?

_____________________________________________

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Is it fair to say you’re not good enough for God’s people?

_____________________________________________

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  • What do people use as distinctives in our social sphere?

_____________________________________________

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What does Jesus do with all the distinguishing features?

_____________________________________________

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There’s probably something you need to be careful not to judge people for. What must you do?

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