Gentile Christians

BibleInPoems, Ron Calugar, 2015-2024 . . 309
Ephesians 1:1-4:32

Paul, to the saints at Ephesus. Chosen as God a-fore planned.
Adopted through Jesus in the family of Christ. Now destined for heaven's land.

Sealed with the proof of God's Spirit, who were dead in trespass and sin.
Now seated in heavenly places, with Jesus who lives within.

By grace we are saved through faith. Not because of the good we can do.
It's a gift of God. Not of our works. But through Jesus, God chose to save you.

This is the mystery, not known in old times, which God has revealed today.
That Gentiles are heirs, in the family of God, with Jews, for Christ is the way.

Therefore, God chose me, the least of them all, to teach this faith unto you.
You are parts of God's body. Parts are different indeed. But you're one, not three; not two.

As parts we have gifts that vary. Some apostles and prophets, some teach.
Evangelist and pastors to perfect all the saints, and many lost souls to reach.

Through these gifts we build up the body of Christ, so your function's important indeed.
Therefore put off the old ways, the sins that beset you. To these words my brothers give heed.

No longer give way unto bitterness, to anger or evil speech.
Be kind to each other, tenderhearted forgiving. As Christ has forgiven you each.

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