The Book of Ephesians

Wednesdays Feb 5, 2014 - May 14, 2014
6:30pm - 8:00pm

If Jesus is the fullest and final Temple where the full glory of God is manifested, and if the Church is His Body, then the Church contains the glory of God, and in the Church His glory is seen, and through the Church His glory is expanded. The local church carries the DNA of the Garden of Eden. Like the Garden, the local church is the place where God's glory is seen and His glory is expanded through the making and maturing of disciples.

The apostle Paul celebrates the glory of God in and through the local church. And if this is indeed true, then we should see the local church as the object holding the glory of God for the joy of His people.

Join us as we study this meaty book written by the Apostle Paul to the Ephesus Church.
The implications for our lives are just as real today as it was for the original hearers.

Feb 5 Eph. 1:1-2
Introduction to the book of Ephesians
Feb 12 Eph. 1:3-14
The Immeasurable Redemptive Work of the Triune God
Feb 19 Eph. 1:15-23
The Prayer of the Apostle Paul for the Ephesians
Feb 26 Eph. 2:1-10
From Death to Life
Mar 5 Eph. 2:11-22
The Consequences of His Cross: In Himself He Might Make the Two Into One New Man
Mar 12 Eph. 3:1-13
Paul's Ministry in Relation to the Mystery
Mar 19 Eph. 3:14-21
The Overwhelming Power of God's Redemptive Love
Mar 26 Overview: Indicatives (Chap. 1-3) vs Imperatives (Chap. 4-6)
Eph. 4:1-6 The Consequence of an Overflowing Love: Unity (part 1)
Eph. 4:7-16 The Consequence of an Overflowing Love: Unity (part 2)
Apr 30 Followup on Eph. 4:11 - Complementarian vs Egalitarian
Apr 2 Eph. 4:17-32 Filled to the Overflow - Holiness
Eph. 5:1-6 Filled to the Overflow - Love
Apr 9 Eph. 5:7-14 Filled to the Overflow - Light
Eph. 5:15-21 Filled to the Overflow - Diligence
Apr 23 Eph. 5:18 Additional study on "Spirit-filling"
Articles referenced in audio: Gombis and Kostenberger
Apr 30 Eph. 5:22-33 Male Headship / Husbands and Wives
Imperative/Indicative chart referred to in audio: Click Here
Eph. 6:1-4 Children and Parenting
Eph. 6:5-9 Slaves and Masters
May 7 Eph. 6:10-20 Preparing for Battle (The Armor of God)
May 14 Eph. 6:21-24 Review and Benediction