Day Three: Welcome Home

Ephesians 2:19-20 – Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.

“This is what life often feels like. We’re on the outside, looking in. Maybe we get in, but we don’t belong. Maybe we’re here but strangers…We can think, ‘I wasn’t here when this church got started. I don’t live in this part of town. I wasn’t raised in the church. I come from a broken family. I don’t see things the way everyone else does. I’m not gifted like everyone else. My finances don’t match up. Sure, I can be part of the church, but I don’t belong.’ Paul says, no, you’ve been brought all the way to the center of the family and purpose of God. Welcome to the Church. Welcome home.”
[Brad Watson, Ephesians: How Jesus Creates a New People in a New World, week 4, Kindle]

What does Ephesians 2:19-22 say about the Church?
What are the metaphors Paul uses and what do they mean?
What do these verses tell us about what Jesus has done in shaping the Church?
[Brad Watson, Ephesians: How Jesus Creates a New People in a New World, week 4, Kindle]

Lord, thank you for the church, and that we can belong to your household. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

– AW

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