Ephesians 2:11-20, Quote

Taken from my second sermon in an eight part series on Ephesians:

The Ascended Christ is conquering His enemies, so too, are we conquering enemies of Yahweh through the gospel. As the Father raised Jesus from the dead by His power, so too, He raises us from the dead. This means that Christ’s resurrection made us into a resurrected humanity. We become new Adams and New Eve’s.[1] This means that what the Old Creation/The Old Covenant humanity could not accomplish, we now in the New Creation/New Covenant can accomplish through the resurrection of Messiah. What Adam failed to conquer, we now conquer through Christ. The Old Serpent has been crushed by the Good Shepherd, who is Our Warrior/King. The salvation, which made us a new humanity, is the same salvation, which will bring creation to its ultimate restorative goal. As Peter Leithart observes, “Salvation does not cancel creation; salvation fulfills creation.”

[1] Thoughtful observations from Peter Leithart @leithart.com

About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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