April 3, 2017 – Ephesians 3:1-6

Reading: Ephesians 3:1-6

Questions for observation and application:

What was given to Paul?
How was it given to him (v3 and v5)?
How does Paul define “the mystery”? (v6)
What three benefits do the Gentiles now receive?

Today, we take it for granted that the Gentiles can be saved without becoming Jews. But this truth came to Paul and the other apostles through special revelation (see also the salvation of Cornelius’s household in Acts 10:1-11:18). The glorious truth expressed here is that God made a way for all people through faith alone, apart from the law, to receive salvation. He does not show favoritism.

Thank God that he has made a way for you to become a member of God’s people.

 

Bonus Reading: Psalm 119:121-128

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