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Ephesians, Chapter Two, Lesson One

CREATED IN CHRIST            Page 6
V.10 (Cont'd.)

** If good works do not save us, then why is God so determined for us to "walk in them"?

Titus 1:16 Bad deeds deny God
Titus 2:6-7a Be an example of good deeds
Titus 2:14 Zealous for good deeds
Titus 3:1 Ready for good deeds
Titus 3:8 & 14 Engage in good deeds

When we live the life He has designed for us, it causes Him pleasure, brings Him the glory He deserves and can draw others to the God of salvation. cf. Hebrews 13:16

EXTRICATE

When considering God's eternal plan of redemption . . .

** What was our desperate position in the plan?

We were "dead in our trespasses and sins"?

** Why did we receive God's pardon in the plan?

Because He nailed our guilt to the cross!(Colossians 2:14)

** Why were we "Created in Christ" or, to put it another way, what is to be our practice in the plan?

To walk in the good works that our Heavenly Father has designed for us to do.

DELINEATE

** What significant theological truth have we seen today, for which we should be eternally thankful?

"For by grace you have been saved!" (V.5)

EVALUATE

** What impact should God's loving grace have upon us once we realize that it is by His mercy and love that we have been "Created in Christ"?

We should offer our Lord a heartfelt, loving obedience as people of "His own possession, zealous for good deeds."

ACTIVATE

** Will you commit now to apply your thankfulness to your daily walk, that it might produce an even greater glory for His name sake? We need to be the people that He has created us to be!

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