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Ephesians 2:11–13 ESV
Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands— remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
Ephesians 2:11–13 ESV
Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands— remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
Redefined Appearances
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Physical Appearance matters to the world
race, nationality, age, tattoos, piercings, hair color
God looks at the heart
David and Saul
Saul should have fought Goliath, but he hid
David, a little boy fought Goliath

But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.”

2. David annointed by Samuel
Redefined Aliens & Strangers

27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, 29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. 30

2. Redefined Aliens & Strangers
a. No citizenship rights
-Missionaries serving in other cultures
-Only begin to receive cultural rights when they become connected to the people in the culture
-Christ Being Rejected-creation does not recognize the creator
b. The blood of Christ declares us children of God
3. Redefined Hope
a. Apart from God there is no hope
Worshippers of Baal (Human sacrifice, infant sacrifice, evil/immoral Culture)
Sodom and Gomorrah
Rejecting the Lord leads to God’s wrath
Ninevah and Jonah
2. Trusting God, leads to redemption
4. Remember your redefinition
a. God’s work in your life

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18

b. The blood of Christ has the power to redefine each of us
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