Exalted Christology

from The Upward Call by Kim Shay

I’ve been reading from Peter O’Brien’s commentary on Ephesians as I prepare to teach on Sunday. I’ll be looking at Ephesians 2:1-10.

In v.6, Paul tells his readers that they have been raised with Christ and seated in the heavenly places with him. Earlier in 1:19-22, Paul described the power of God as being evident in his raising Christ and seating him in the heavenly places. What God has done for Christ, he has done for believers.

Being in “heavenly places” is more than a reference to a future with the Lord. We are seated with Christ right now. The immeasurable power of God which raised Christ is active in our lives right now. O’Brien elaborates on this:


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