Speaker: Lukus Counterman - Have you ever seen before and after pictures? Maybe with a home remodel, dental work, a new hairstyle, or some diet – the contrast is somewhat shocking and the change is evident. As we look into the second chapter of Ephesians, it is difficult to conger up a set of sharper contrasts than those Paul puts forth in Ephesians 2:1-10. He shows the before and after of our spiritual lives – from death to life, from the sentence of God’s wrath to an experience of overflowing love, from a life ruled by various forces of evil to a life sustained by the grace of God. Paul wants believers to understand their new identity in Christ and how the gracious application of resurrection power makes all the difference.