Made Alive in Christ Unto Good Works


by Mike Ratliff

We are his masterpiece, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God previously prepared that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10 Possessing the Treasure New Testament V1) 

The second chapter of Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians can be divided into two sections of emphasis. As we shall see, Paul makes it abundantly clear in vv1-9 that our salvation is by grace through faith and this it is God’s work in which he lavishes his grace on Christians through his saving initiative alone. Paul uses v10 to introduce the next section that is based on what he introduced in vv1-9, that believers are new creations. In vv10-22 we learn that our new life in Christ is unto good works in him and that all of this unto the glory of Christ as we walk in obedience and unity.  Continue reading