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2013 2013 2013 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-r6nNTk6x6fQ/URqK8gtK9ZI/AAAAAAAAJ4g/XAgUupZ1OgY/s1600/black+red.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-r6nNTk6x6fQ/URqK8gtK9ZI/AAAAAAAAJ4g/XAgUupZ1OgY/s400/black+red.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong><em>For Your Eyes Only</em></strong></span></td></tr></tbody></table><h3 class="heading passage-class-0" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Ephesians 2 </span></h3><div class="txt-sm" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">New International Version (NIV)</span></div><h3 class="passage version-NIV result-text-style-normal text-html " style="text-align: center;"><span class="text Eph-2-1" id="en-NIV-29231"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Made Alive in Christ</span></span></h3><div class="chapter-1" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Eph-2-1"><span class="chapternum"><span style="font-size: x-small;">1</span>&nbsp;</span>As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29231A&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference A&quot;&gt;A&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup></span> <span class="text Eph-2-2" id="en-NIV-29232"><sup class="versenum">2&nbsp;</sup>in which you used to live<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29232B&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference B&quot;&gt;B&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> when you followed the ways of this world<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29232C&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference C&quot;&gt;C&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air,<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29232D&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference D&quot;&gt;D&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29232E&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference E&quot;&gt;E&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup></span> <span class="text Eph-2-3" id="en-NIV-29233"><sup class="versenum">3&nbsp;</sup>All of us also lived among them at one time,<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29233F&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference F&quot;&gt;F&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> gratifying the cravings of our flesh<sup class="footnote" value="[&lt;a href=&quot;#fen-NIV-29233a&quot; title=&quot;See footnote a&quot;&gt;a&lt;/a&gt;]">[<a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+2&amp;version=NIV#fen-NIV-29233a" title="See footnote a">a</a>]</sup><sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29233G&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference G&quot;&gt;G&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> and <a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+2&amp;version=NIV#" id="_GPLITA_1" in_rurl="http://i.trkjmp.com/click?v=VVM6MzEwMDA6NDpmb2xsb3dpbmc6YjAyYzNmYjA5YjVhODIwZGEzZGEwNzFmMWQzM2IxMmE6ei0xMzIyLTE0OTUyNjp3d3cuYmlibGVnYXRld2F5LmNvbTowOjA" style="text-decoration: underline;" title="Click to Continue &gt; by Coupon Companion Plugin">following</a> its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath.</span> <span class="text Eph-2-4" id="en-NIV-29234"><sup class="versenum">4&nbsp;</sup>But because of his great love for us,<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29234H&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference H&quot;&gt;H&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> God, who is rich in mercy,</span> <span class="text Eph-2-5" id="en-NIV-29235"><sup class="versenum">5&nbsp;</sup>made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29235I&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference I&quot;&gt;I&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>—it is by grace you have been saved.<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29235J&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference J&quot;&gt;J&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup></span> <span class="text Eph-2-6" id="en-NIV-29236"><sup class="versenum">6&nbsp;</sup>And God raised us up with Christ<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29236K&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference K&quot;&gt;K&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> and seated us with him<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29236L&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference L&quot;&gt;L&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> in the heavenly realms<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29236M&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference M&quot;&gt;M&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> in Christ Jesus,</span> <span class="text Eph-2-7" id="en-NIV-29237"><sup class="versenum">7&nbsp;</sup>in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace,<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29237N&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference N&quot;&gt;N&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> expressed in his kindness<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29237O&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference O&quot;&gt;O&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> to us in Christ Jesus.</span> <span class="text Eph-2-8" id="en-NIV-29238"><sup class="versenum">8&nbsp;</sup>For it is by grace<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29238P&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference P&quot;&gt;P&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> you have been saved,<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29238Q&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference Q&quot;&gt;Q&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> through faith<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29238R&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference R&quot;&gt;R&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—</span> <span class="text Eph-2-9" id="en-NIV-29239"><sup class="versenum">9&nbsp;</sup>not by works,<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29239S&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference S&quot;&gt;S&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> so that no one can boast.<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29239T&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference T&quot;&gt;T&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup></span> <span class="text Eph-2-10" id="en-NIV-29240"><sup class="versenum">10&nbsp;</sup>For we are God’s handiwork,<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29240U&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference U&quot;&gt;U&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> created<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29240V&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference V&quot;&gt;V&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> in Christ Jesus to do good works,<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29240W&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference W&quot;&gt;W&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> which God prepared in advance for us to do.</span></strong></span></div><h3 class="passage version-NIV result-text-style-normal text-html "><span class="text Eph-2-11" id="en-NIV-29241"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"></span></span>&nbsp;</h3><h3 class="passage version-NIV result-text-style-normal text-html " style="text-align: center;"><span class="text Eph-2-11"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Jew and Gentile Reconciled Through Christ</span></span></h3><div class="passage version-NIV result-text-style-normal text-html "><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Eph-2-11"><sup class="versenum"></sup></span></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="passage version-NIV result-text-style-normal text-html "><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Eph-2-11"><sup class="versenum"></sup></span></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="passage version-NIV result-text-style-normal text-html " style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Eph-2-11"><sup class="versenum">11&nbsp;</sup>Therefore, remember that formerly<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29241X&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference X&quot;&gt;X&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29241Y&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference Y&quot;&gt;Y&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>—</span> <span class="text Eph-2-12" id="en-NIV-29242"><sup class="versenum">12&nbsp;</sup>remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29242Z&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference Z&quot;&gt;Z&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> to the covenants of the promise,<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29242AA&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AA&quot;&gt;AA&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> without hope<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29242AB&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AB&quot;&gt;AB&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> and without God in the world.</span> <span class="text Eph-2-13" id="en-NIV-29243"><sup class="versenum">13&nbsp;</sup>But now in Christ Jesus you who once<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29243AC&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AC&quot;&gt;AC&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> were far away have been brought near<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29243AD&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AD&quot;&gt;AD&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> by the blood of Christ.<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29243AE&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AE&quot;&gt;AE&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup></span></strong></span></div><div class="passage version-NIV result-text-style-normal text-html " style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Eph-2-14" id="en-NIV-29244"><sup class="versenum"></sup></span></strong></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="passage version-NIV result-text-style-normal text-html " style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Eph-2-14"><sup class="versenum">14&nbsp;</sup>For he himself is our peace,<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29244AF&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AF&quot;&gt;AF&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> who has made the two groups one<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29244AG&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AG&quot;&gt;AG&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility,</span> <span class="text Eph-2-15" id="en-NIV-29245"><sup class="versenum">15&nbsp;</sup>by setting aside in his flesh<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29245AH&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AH&quot;&gt;AH&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> the law with its commands and regulations.<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29245AI&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AI&quot;&gt;AI&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> His purpose was to create in himself one<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29245AJ&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AJ&quot;&gt;AJ&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> new humanity out of the two, thus making peace,</span> <span class="text Eph-2-16" id="en-NIV-29246"><sup class="versenum">16&nbsp;</sup>and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross,<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29246AK&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AK&quot;&gt;AK&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> by which he put to death their hostility.</span> <span class="text Eph-2-17" id="en-NIV-29247"><sup class="versenum">17&nbsp;</sup>He came and preached peace<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29247AL&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AL&quot;&gt;AL&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29247AM&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AM&quot;&gt;AM&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup></span> <span class="text Eph-2-18" id="en-NIV-29248"><sup class="versenum">18&nbsp;</sup>For through him we both have <a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+2&amp;version=NIV#" id="_GPLITA_0" in_rurl="http://i.trkjmp.com/click?v=VVM6MTQyNTI6NjphY2Nlc3M6ZGY4Y2JkOTM5MzMxMDlmYWE4YWQ3MGYzYzAyNzUyNzI6ei0xMzIyLTE0OTUyNjp3d3cuYmlibGVnYXRld2F5LmNvbTozMzE2NTowNTNjYjRjOTQ2NTk3ZTczMWQxMWZmZDMzMzA3NWI5NA" style="text-decoration: underline;" title="Click to Continue &gt; 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title=&quot;See cross-reference AQ&quot;&gt;AQ&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> but fellow citizens<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29249AR&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AR&quot;&gt;AR&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> with God’s people and also members of his household,<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29249AS&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AS&quot;&gt;AS&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup></span> <span class="text Eph-2-20" id="en-NIV-29250"><sup class="versenum">20&nbsp;</sup>built<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29250AT&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AT&quot;&gt;AT&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> on the foundation<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29250AU&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AU&quot;&gt;AU&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> of the apostles and prophets,<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29250AV&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AV&quot;&gt;AV&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> with Christ Jesus himself<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29250AW&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AW&quot;&gt;AW&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> as the chief cornerstone.<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29250AX&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AX&quot;&gt;AX&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup></span> <span class="text Eph-2-21" id="en-NIV-29251"><sup class="versenum">21&nbsp;</sup>In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29251AY&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AY&quot;&gt;AY&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> in the Lord.</span> <span class="text Eph-2-22" id="en-NIV-29252"><sup class="versenum">22&nbsp;</sup>And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.</span></strong></span></div><div class="passage version-NIV result-text-style-normal text-html " style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Eph-2-22"><sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29252AZ&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AZ&quot;&gt;AZ&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup></span></strong></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><object class="BLOGGER-youtube-video" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" data-thumbnail-src="http://3.gvt0.com/vi/FoPc2QTybKs/0.jpg" height="266" width="320"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/FoPc2QTybKs&fs=1&source=uds" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed width="320" height="266" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/FoPc2QTybKs&fs=1&source=uds" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></div><h4 align="center" class="footnotes"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"></span>&nbsp;</h4><h4 class="footnotes"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"></span>&nbsp;</h4><h4 class="footnotes"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Footnotes:</span></h4><div class="footnotes"><ol type="a"><li id="fen-NIV-29233a"><a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+2&amp;version=NIV#en-NIV-29233" title="Go to Ephesians 2:3"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Ephesians 2:3</strong></span></a><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong> In contexts like this, the Greek word for <i>flesh</i> (<i>sarx</i>) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit.</strong></span></li></ol></div><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana;"></span></strong><br /><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana;"></span></strong><br /><div align="center"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana;">~~~~~</span></strong></div><div align="center">&nbsp;</div><div align="center">&nbsp;</div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ynQ5jJ4tB7A/US1-cxKC8xI/AAAAAAAAK60/WxwGvQEqqb0/s1600/creflo+dollar.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ynQ5jJ4tB7A/US1-cxKC8xI/AAAAAAAAK60/WxwGvQEqqb0/s1600/creflo+dollar.jpg" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong><a href="http://www.creflodollarministries.org/" target="_blank">Dr Creflo &amp; Pastor Taffi Dollar</a></strong></span><br /><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: small;"></span></strong><br /><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: small;">~~~~~</span></strong><br /><br /><div align="justify">&nbsp;</div><div align="justify">&nbsp;</div><div align="justify"><strong><em><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Father, we love, adore and trust You in Jesus name, amen.</span></em></strong></div></td></tr></tbody></table><div align="center"></div><div align="center"></div><div align="center"></div></div><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-r6nNTk6x6fQ/URqK8gtK9ZI/AAAAAAAAJ4g/XAgUupZ1OgY/s1600/black+red.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-r6nNTk6x6fQ/URqK8gtK9ZI/AAAAAAAAJ4g/XAgUupZ1OgY/s400/black+red.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><strong><em>For Your Eyes Only</em></strong></span></td></tr></tbody></table><h3 class="heading passage-class-0" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Ephesians 2 </span></h3><div class="txt-sm" style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">New International Version (NIV)</span></div><h3 class="passage version-NIV result-text-style-normal text-html " style="text-align: center;"><span class="text Eph-2-1" id="en-NIV-29231"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Made Alive in Christ</span></span></h3><div class="chapter-1" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Eph-2-1"><span class="chapternum"><span style="font-size: x-small;">1</span>&nbsp;</span>As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29231A&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference A&quot;&gt;A&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup></span> <span class="text Eph-2-2" id="en-NIV-29232"><sup class="versenum">2&nbsp;</sup>in which you used to live<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29232B&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference B&quot;&gt;B&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> when you followed the ways of this world<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29232C&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference C&quot;&gt;C&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air,<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29232D&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference D&quot;&gt;D&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29232E&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference E&quot;&gt;E&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup></span> <span class="text Eph-2-3" id="en-NIV-29233"><sup class="versenum">3&nbsp;</sup>All of us also lived among them at one time,<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29233F&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference F&quot;&gt;F&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> gratifying the cravings of our flesh<sup class="footnote" value="[&lt;a href=&quot;#fen-NIV-29233a&quot; title=&quot;See footnote a&quot;&gt;a&lt;/a&gt;]">[<a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+2&amp;version=NIV#fen-NIV-29233a" title="See footnote a">a</a>]</sup><sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29233G&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference G&quot;&gt;G&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> and <a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+2&amp;version=NIV#" id="_GPLITA_1" in_rurl="http://i.trkjmp.com/click?v=VVM6MzEwMDA6NDpmb2xsb3dpbmc6YjAyYzNmYjA5YjVhODIwZGEzZGEwNzFmMWQzM2IxMmE6ei0xMzIyLTE0OTUyNjp3d3cuYmlibGVnYXRld2F5LmNvbTowOjA" style="text-decoration: underline;" title="Click to Continue &gt; by Coupon Companion Plugin">following</a> its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath.</span> <span class="text Eph-2-4" id="en-NIV-29234"><sup class="versenum">4&nbsp;</sup>But because of his great love for us,<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29234H&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference H&quot;&gt;H&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> God, who is rich in mercy,</span> <span class="text Eph-2-5" id="en-NIV-29235"><sup class="versenum">5&nbsp;</sup>made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29235I&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference I&quot;&gt;I&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>—it is by grace you have been saved.<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29235J&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference J&quot;&gt;J&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup></span> <span class="text Eph-2-6" id="en-NIV-29236"><sup class="versenum">6&nbsp;</sup>And God raised us up with Christ<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29236K&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference K&quot;&gt;K&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> and seated us with him<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29236L&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference L&quot;&gt;L&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> in the heavenly realms<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29236M&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference M&quot;&gt;M&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> in Christ Jesus,</span> <span class="text Eph-2-7" id="en-NIV-29237"><sup class="versenum">7&nbsp;</sup>in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace,<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29237N&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference N&quot;&gt;N&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> expressed in his kindness<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29237O&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference O&quot;&gt;O&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> to us in Christ Jesus.</span> <span class="text Eph-2-8" id="en-NIV-29238"><sup class="versenum">8&nbsp;</sup>For it is by grace<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29238P&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference P&quot;&gt;P&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> you have been saved,<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29238Q&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference Q&quot;&gt;Q&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> through faith<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29238R&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference R&quot;&gt;R&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—</span> <span class="text Eph-2-9" id="en-NIV-29239"><sup class="versenum">9&nbsp;</sup>not by works,<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29239S&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference S&quot;&gt;S&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> so that no one can boast.<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29239T&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference T&quot;&gt;T&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup></span> <span class="text Eph-2-10" id="en-NIV-29240"><sup class="versenum">10&nbsp;</sup>For we are God’s handiwork,<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29240U&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference U&quot;&gt;U&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> created<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29240V&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference V&quot;&gt;V&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> in Christ Jesus to do good works,<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29240W&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference W&quot;&gt;W&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> which God prepared in advance for us to do.</span></strong></span></div><h3 class="passage version-NIV result-text-style-normal text-html "><span class="text Eph-2-11" id="en-NIV-29241"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"></span></span>&nbsp;</h3><h3 class="passage version-NIV result-text-style-normal text-html " style="text-align: center;"><span class="text Eph-2-11"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Jew and Gentile Reconciled Through Christ</span></span></h3><div class="passage version-NIV result-text-style-normal text-html "><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Eph-2-11"><sup class="versenum"></sup></span></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="passage version-NIV result-text-style-normal text-html "><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><span class="text Eph-2-11"><sup class="versenum"></sup></span></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="passage version-NIV result-text-style-normal text-html " style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Eph-2-11"><sup class="versenum">11&nbsp;</sup>Therefore, remember that formerly<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29241X&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference X&quot;&gt;X&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29241Y&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference Y&quot;&gt;Y&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup>—</span> <span class="text Eph-2-12" id="en-NIV-29242"><sup class="versenum">12&nbsp;</sup>remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29242Z&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference Z&quot;&gt;Z&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> to the covenants of the promise,<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29242AA&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AA&quot;&gt;AA&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> without hope<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29242AB&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AB&quot;&gt;AB&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> and without God in the world.</span> <span class="text Eph-2-13" id="en-NIV-29243"><sup class="versenum">13&nbsp;</sup>But now in Christ Jesus you who once<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29243AC&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AC&quot;&gt;AC&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> were far away have been brought near<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29243AD&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AD&quot;&gt;AD&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> by the blood of Christ.<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29243AE&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AE&quot;&gt;AE&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup></span></strong></span></div><div class="passage version-NIV result-text-style-normal text-html " style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Eph-2-14" id="en-NIV-29244"><sup class="versenum"></sup></span></strong></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="passage version-NIV result-text-style-normal text-html " style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Eph-2-14"><sup class="versenum">14&nbsp;</sup>For he himself is our peace,<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29244AF&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AF&quot;&gt;AF&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> who has made the two groups one<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29244AG&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AG&quot;&gt;AG&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility,</span> <span class="text Eph-2-15" id="en-NIV-29245"><sup class="versenum">15&nbsp;</sup>by setting aside in his flesh<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29245AH&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AH&quot;&gt;AH&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> the law with its commands and regulations.<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29245AI&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AI&quot;&gt;AI&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> His purpose was to create in himself one<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29245AJ&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AJ&quot;&gt;AJ&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> new humanity out of the two, thus making peace,</span> <span class="text Eph-2-16" id="en-NIV-29246"><sup class="versenum">16&nbsp;</sup>and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross,<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29246AK&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AK&quot;&gt;AK&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> by which he put to death their hostility.</span> <span class="text Eph-2-17" id="en-NIV-29247"><sup class="versenum">17&nbsp;</sup>He came and preached peace<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29247AL&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AL&quot;&gt;AL&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29247AM&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AM&quot;&gt;AM&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup></span> <span class="text Eph-2-18" id="en-NIV-29248"><sup class="versenum">18&nbsp;</sup>For through him we both have <a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+2&amp;version=NIV#" id="_GPLITA_0" in_rurl="http://i.trkjmp.com/click?v=VVM6MTQyNTI6NjphY2Nlc3M6ZGY4Y2JkOTM5MzMxMDlmYWE4YWQ3MGYzYzAyNzUyNzI6ei0xMzIyLTE0OTUyNjp3d3cuYmlibGVnYXRld2F5LmNvbTozMzE2NTowNTNjYjRjOTQ2NTk3ZTczMWQxMWZmZDMzMzA3NWI5NA" style="text-decoration: underline;" title="Click to Continue &gt; 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title=&quot;See cross-reference AQ&quot;&gt;AQ&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> but fellow citizens<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29249AR&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AR&quot;&gt;AR&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> with God’s people and also members of his household,<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29249AS&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AS&quot;&gt;AS&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup></span> <span class="text Eph-2-20" id="en-NIV-29250"><sup class="versenum">20&nbsp;</sup>built<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29250AT&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AT&quot;&gt;AT&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> on the foundation<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29250AU&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AU&quot;&gt;AU&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> of the apostles and prophets,<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29250AV&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AV&quot;&gt;AV&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> with Christ Jesus himself<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29250AW&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AW&quot;&gt;AW&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> as the chief cornerstone.<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29250AX&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AX&quot;&gt;AX&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup></span> <span class="text Eph-2-21" id="en-NIV-29251"><sup class="versenum">21&nbsp;</sup>In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple<sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29251AY&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AY&quot;&gt;AY&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup> in the Lord.</span> <span class="text Eph-2-22" id="en-NIV-29252"><sup class="versenum">22&nbsp;</sup>And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.</span></strong></span></div><div class="passage version-NIV result-text-style-normal text-html " style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="text Eph-2-22"><sup class="crossreference" value="(&lt;a href=&quot;#cen-NIV-29252AZ&quot; title=&quot;See cross-reference AZ&quot;&gt;AZ&lt;/a&gt;)"></sup></span></strong></span>&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><object class="BLOGGER-youtube-video" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" data-thumbnail-src="http://3.gvt0.com/vi/FoPc2QTybKs/0.jpg" height="266" width="320"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/FoPc2QTybKs&fs=1&source=uds" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed width="320" height="266" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/FoPc2QTybKs&fs=1&source=uds" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></div><h4 align="center" class="footnotes"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"></span>&nbsp;</h4><h4 class="footnotes"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"></span>&nbsp;</h4><h4 class="footnotes"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Footnotes:</span></h4><div class="footnotes"><ol type="a"><li id="fen-NIV-29233a"><a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+2&amp;version=NIV#en-NIV-29233" title="Go to Ephesians 2:3"><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong>Ephesians 2:3</strong></span></a><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><strong> In contexts like this, the Greek word for <i>flesh</i> (<i>sarx</i>) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit.</strong></span></li></ol></div><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana;"></span></strong><br /><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana;"></span></strong><br /><div align="center"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana;">~~~~~</span></strong></div><div align="center">&nbsp;</div><div align="center">&nbsp;</div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; 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