Fellow Citizens and Saints – Ephesians 2:17-22

Salvation is an amazing gift that not only comes to us as individuals but creates a new work in a community. Old hatred and rivalries have no place in this new work that God is doing. Through the Spirit we are being made into a dwelling place for the Lord.

And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.

Ephesians 2:17–22 (ESV)