(Ephesians 2:19-22)


I. Not a Stranger or an Alien

1. Stranger (xenos):  foreign, a guest; without the knowledge of, without a share in. (i.e, a guest worker)

2. Alien (paroikos): dwelling near, neighbouring in the NT, a stranger, a foreigner, one who lives in a place without the right of citizenship, (i.e., resident alien)

3. Exodus 12:48-49

4. Philippians 3:20


II. A Solid Foundation

1. Luke 6:46-49

2. Luke 24:25-27

3. Acts 8:32-35

4. 2 Peter 3:15-16


III. Its Called the Church

1. Acts 9:31

2. 1 Corinthians 1:2

3. 1 Timothy 3:15


IV. Epilogue – Oneness in Christ

I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me(John 17:20-23)


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