“And you he made alive, when you were dead through the trespasses and sins in which you once you walked, following the course of this world . . .” (See Ephesians 2:1-7).
Most good biographies, whether describing a statesman, a celebrity, an athlete, or a missionary, follow a basic pattern. There is a description of the individual’s past, an investigation of the individual’s position, and a declaration of the individual’s purpose in life.
Paul offers a description of the Christian’s past.