He is Our Peace
A Sermon on Ephesians 2:14-16
For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. (ESV)
The greatness of salvation is understood only when we understand the depth of sin; man makes himself the centre; the blessings of peace come only when our life is in Christ; the middle walls of partition; Jew and Gentile; the distinction abolished.