Our church is an independent, non-denominational congregation focused on equipping believers to accomplish all God has for each individual. We emphasize growing to maturity through regular, relevant study of God’s Word, meaningful corporate worship, and fellowship. Del Rio Bible Church was established in 1997 by a … Read More »
1. “God looks upon all [people] as either Jews, Gentiles, or the church (1 Corinthians 10:32). When one accepts the Lord Jesus Christ, whether he be Jew or Gentile, he is no longer such in the sight of God, but a member of the body of Christ.” (Alfred Martin)
2. Paul teaches in Ephesians 2:14-22 that:
-The cross provides reconciliation between people, vv. 14, 15 (in the context Paul speaks of Jews and Gentiles who are reconciled to each other by the cross)
-The cross provides reconciliation between people and God, vs. 16
-The cross provides access directly to the Father, vv. 17, 18
-The cross provides for a new kind of temple, a spiritual building in which believers are living stones, vv. 19-22
3. The word translated “temple” in this passage is the Greek word naos (meaning the Holy of Holies of the actual Temple). The New Testament uses the word naos of: individual believers (1 Corinthians 6:19,20); of the local church (1 Corinthians 3:16,17); and of the church universal (Ephesians 2:19-22).