Sermon outline: This is an abbreviated outline with the complete sermon downloadable at the bottom of the post.
Text: Ephesians 2:14-18
Title: The Ministry of Reconciliation
Introduction: There is very little peace in this world. Very little in families, work places, organizations, dorms, institutions, etc. Yet it is one of the most discussed topics of our day! Everybody talks of wanting peace. Everybody speaks of attempting to get peace. If everybody talks about it and attempts to get it, why is there not peace? Why are there divisions and factions, and turmoil? Why are we not “easy to be intreated”?
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
In our text, we see a theme of reconciliation and peace!
I. The Source of Our Reconciliation—vs. 14
A. The Person of our reconciliation—vs. 13
B. The peace of our reconciliation
II. The Manner of our Reconciliation—vs.15
A. Christ broke down the wall of partition
B. Christ abolished the Law
C. Christ preached peace
III. The Reason for Our Reconciliation—vs. 18
A. Access by the Holy Spirit
B. Access unto the Father
Conclusion: Here, at the summit of the Christian experience, we find the peace and joy that humanity has always longed for. Hostility has ended. The partitions have been torn down. Communion and fellowship with God and one another are ours at last.