C. The Producing and Building
of the Church
1. The Producing of the Church
1 1And you, though 2adead in your 3offenses and sins,
2 In which you once awalked according to the 1bage of this world, according to the 2cruler of the authority of the air, of the 3spirit which is now operating in the 4dsons of disobedience;
3 Among 1whom 2we also all conducted ourselves once in the 3alusts of our flesh, doing the desires of the flesh and of the thoughts, and were by nature 4children of bwrath, even as the rest;
4 1But God, being arich in 2mercy, because of His 3great blove with which He loved us,
5 Even when we were adead in offenses, made us 1balive 2together with 3Christ (by 4cgrace you have been 5saved)
6 And 1araised us up 2together with Him and 3bseated us together with Him in the 4cheavenlies 5in Christ Jesus,
7 That He might 1display in the 2ages to come the surpassing 3ariches of His grace in 4bkindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
8 1For by 2agrace you have been saved through 3bfaith, and 4this not of yourselves; it is the cgift of God;
9 Not of aworks that no one should bboast.
10 For we are His 1masterpiece, 2acreated in Christ Jesus for bgood works, which God prepared 3beforehand in order that we would cwalk in them.