Paul’s Letter to the Church in Ephesus
As we read the epistles addressed to emerging churches in cities of the Roman Empire, we are able to capture the spirit and concerns of the early followers of Christ. In those days, the religion that would eventually be known as “Christianity” was referred to simply as “The Way.” There was no existing Christian culture to guide these new converts as they attempted to be faithful followers of Christ.
In his letter to the community of believers in the city of Ephesus, the Apostle Paul used a variety of metaphors to help them understand their relationship to the Risen Christ. He offered practical advice concerning the implications of this relationship for their daily lives.
All Saint’s Bible discussion group meets in the library every Wednesday morning at 10:30am. Come a join us this winter as we explore this amazing epistle.
Session 1 January 11 Acts 19:1- 20:1 Luke’s account of Paul’s mission to
the city of Ephesus.
Session 2 January 18 Ephesians 1 I have heard of your faith in the
Lord Jesus and your love toward
all the saints.
Session 3 January 25 Ephesians 2 For we are what he has made us,
created in Christ Jesus for good
works, which God prepared before
hand to be our way of life.
Session 4 February 1 Ephesians 3 I pray … that Christ may dwell in
your hearts through faith as you are
being rooted and grounded in love.
Session 5 February 8 Ephesians 4 We must grow up in every way into
him, who is the head, into Christ.
Session 6 February 17 Ephesians 5 Be careful how you live, not as unwise
people but as wise, making the most
of the time, because the days are evil.
Session 7 February 22 Ephesians 6 Grace be with all who have an undying
love for our Lord Jesus Christ.