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When studying what it means to be made alive in Christ, Ephesians 2:1–10 provides a clear explanation of the interplay between our disobedience, God’s grace, and our salvation. Those who find salvation in Christ do not merit it; rather, it is solely through God’s mercy and grace that forgiveness  is extended.

Paul, in his letter, offers a magnificent summary of the essence of salvation and dispels any misconceptions prevalent among the Ephesians. In this passage, Paul establishes the identity of God, His actions, and our relationship with Him. We are rescued by God’s grace and transformed into His handiwork.

Initially, we were born with a sinful nature, rendering us enslaved to sin with no means of self-redemption, thus spiritually dead due to our trespasses. However, there is good news: we are no longer bound by sin’s dominion, for Christ, through faith, triumphantly defeated it on the cross. Through our faith in Jesus, we now stand acquitted, absolved of guilt before God the Father.

This transformation is God’s masterpiece, carefully planned, fashioned, and brought into existence by Him. In Jesus, humanity finds fulfillment of all our beliefs and aspirations. It is a wondrous gift indeed, and this grace empowers us to lead a righteous life in Christ. Now that’s something worth celebrating!