The Household of God
Topic: AM Service Passage: Ephesians 2:19–22
It is often said that you can miss the forest for the trees. Overlooking the big picture because of focusing on details is not only possible, it is all too easy. When we think about the Lord’s work in our lives, we naturally gravitate toward what He has done for us individually. Each of us longs for personal forgiveness and a relationship with God. But in His work of salvation, the Lord Jesus Christ accomplishes more than sparing an individual from the wrath of God. He builds for Himself a people. Jesus’ people are gathered up into a great family, a new nation, a temple for the Holy God to dwell in. The Lord is glorified not just in individuals, but also corporately in His people. When a sinner trusts in Jesus, his sins are forgiven, and he is also given a place in the family of God. He becomes a part of the “Household of God” (Ephesians 2:19-22).
I. God’s Kingdom
A. This World is Not Our Home
B. Our New Citizenship
II. God’s Family
A. Relationship with the Lord
B. Relationship with Each Other
III. God’s Dwelling Place
B. The Glory of the Lord
Questions for consideration: (1) What are the most important practical implications for you that this world is not your home? (2) What are some ways that you can show other believers that they are a part of God’s family with you? (3) How does knowing you are a part of God’s temple affect the way you are at work? At home? In your neighborhood?