Thursday, August 14, 2014

Don Carson on the church as the new temple

A workmanlike exposition of Eph 2:11-22 from DAC this morning, under the headings:

1. Our pre-Christian past Eph 2:11-12
2. Our transforming Saviour Eph 2:13-18
3. Our Christian present Eph 2:19-22.

We were once far off from God, strangers to the blessing of the old covenant. But Christ has not only reconciled us to God, but also reconciled Jews and Gentiles as one new humanity. The church is the new temple that is founded upon Christ and in which the glory of God is disclosed by his indwelling Spirit. Some good applicatory hints on how the gospel destroys racism and that our churches should repent from a divisive spirit could have been worked out more thoroughly. 

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