This 3-part free Bible study on Ephesians will help your students learn the context of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians while studying how Jesus saves us, blesses us, and transforms us.
HERE IS HOW THIS FREE SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY ON EPHESIANS BREAKS DOWN:
Part 1: Jesus Blesses Us
Paul opens his letter with a zinger. God doesn’t just give us benefits, he gives us supernatural blessings. Jesus blesses us with “every spiritual blessing.” This is an important comparison to the traditional belief structures in ancient Greece. Greeks prayed to gods who would provide for them materially. Ancient gods were believed to bless their dedicated followers with crops, rain, and wealth. Paul encourages his readers to rethink their entire religion by turning to a God who blesses us more spiritually than materially.
Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-10
Part 2: Jesus Saves Us
While continuing his letter to the Ephesians, Paul shares some harsh language in chapter two. Without Jesus, we are spiritually dead. The prognosis is grim, but the remedy is glorious. Jesus, rich in love, didn’t just take us from good to bad. Jesus supernaturally took us from death to life.
Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-6
Note: This sermon ends with a call to salvation
Part 3: Jesus Transforms Us
The Apostle Paul wrote this letter to his Christian family in a Greco-Roman city that loved the arts, theater, and the power of the mind. Ephesian citizens who followed famous Greek teachers saw their imagination as something to be celebrated, but Paul wanted them to know that God had something even better in store. Our God both exalts imagination and wants to expand it.
When Jesus comes into our lives, he transforms us. He doesn’t just change our eternal address either. It’s so much bigger than that. God changes your heart, your mind, and your imagination. After meeting Jesus, your dreams become more vivid and your goals become more audacious. Why? Because walking with God allows us to take our imagination to the next level.
Scripture: Ephesians 3:17-21
THIS FREE SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY ON EPHESIANS INCLUDES:
–Small group guide (intended for stand-alone small group)
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