The Competencies of the Kingdom
Part 3 - Love Others
11 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)—
symbol vs. spiritual reality
12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world.
OT covenant (obedience & performance)
NT covenant (Jesus’ obedience & performance)
13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
National family vs. Spiritual family
14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility,
possible vs. will