Agents of Light Outline

Ephesians 2:11-22 (Agents of Light)

I.              God is seeking worshippers (Jn 4:23)

A.             He has always wanted to reflect his image (Gen 1:26-28)

B.             Noah was commanded fill earth (Gen 9:1, 7)

C.              Abraham – Promised a great nation (Gen 12:2, Gen 17:2)

1.              Land (Kingdom, Eternal, righteous, just )

2.              Seed (King, throne of David, rule with a rod of iron)

3.              Blessing (People, holy people in constant worship of God)

D.             Israel: Light to the Gentiles (Isa 42:6-7, Isa 49:6)

1.              Simeon prophesies: Luke 2:25-32

2.              Jesus came to house of Israel (not to the dogs) Matt 15:24

3.              Sends disciples to Israel only (Matt 10:5-6)

E.              Israel Sidelined: Matt 23:37-38

1.              Salvation has come to the Gentiles (Rom 11:11)

2.              Gentiles being shown mercy (Rom 10:19-21)

F.              But God Knew beforehand…

1.              He preached the Gospel to Abraham (Gal 3:8, Gen 12:3)

2.              Jesus hinted he would do something new (John 10:16)

3.              I will build my church (Matt 16:18)

II.            Today: The Church – Jews and Gentiles (Eph 2:11-22)

A.             The Gentiles are now light (Eph 5:8)

B.             Jesus says Go make disciples of all nations…(Matt 28:19-20)

III.          Tomorrow: Israel & The Church (Rom 11:25-26)

A.             Fullness of Gentiles then Israel is saved (Rom 11:25:26)

B.             Jesus will one day be sitting on His throne (Rev 3:21, Rev 22:3-5)

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