THE BOOK:

EPHESIANS

(Eph. 5:15-17)

Here are some suggested memory verses:

Eph. 1:22,3

Eph. 2:8,9

Eph. 2:13

Eph. 3:10

Eph. 3:11

Eph. 3:14-19

Eph. 3:20,21

Eph. 4:14,15

Eph. 5:1,2

Eph. 5:15,16

Eph. 5:19,20

Eph. 5:25,26

Eph. 6:10

Try to learn one verse each week for a month.


 I. Author - Apostle Paul

   A. visited on second journey

        1. Acts 18:19-21

    B. visited on third journey

        1. Acts 19

        2. for long time

            a. Acts 19:8,10,22

        3. talked again with elders

            a. Acts 20:17-38

 

II. Book

    A. one of four written from prison AD 56/7 to 60/1

        1. Eph. 6:20

    B. to church in Ephesis

        1. served by

            a. Paul - Acts 18-20

            b. Timothy - 1 Tim. 1:3

            c. Apollos - Acts 18:24

            d. Priscilla & Aquilla - Acts 18:26

        2. addressed in Revelation 2:1-7

            a. sound doctrine

            b. lost first love

        3. may have been circulated to other congregations

    C. purpose - walk in a worthy manner

        1. in Christian unity - Eph. 4:1-6

        2. learn what is pleasing to the Lord - Eph. 5:10

 

III. Message - the Church

    A. God's part - chapters 1-3

        1. Eph. 1:3-12

            a. blessing

            b. choosing

            c. predestination and adoption

            d. bestowing grace

            e. giving inheritance

    B. Jesus' part

        1. blood - Eph. 1:7

        2. reconcile - Eph. 2:13-18

        3. cornerstone - Eph. 2:20-22

        4. dwells in hearts - Eph. 3:17

        5. head - Eph. 5:23

    C. Holy Spirit's part

        1. seal, pledge - Eph. 1:13

        2. access to Father - Eph. 2:18

        3. revealer - Eph. 3:5

        4. strength and power - Eph. 3:16

        5. plays role in unity - Eph. 4:3

        6. grieved - Eph. 4:30

        7. fills - Eph. 5:18

        8. provides sword - Eph. 6:17

    D. members' part

        1. submit

            a. Eph. 1:22-23

            b. Eph. 5:24

        2. obey - Eph. 5:6

            3. work - Eph. 2:10

            4. unity, knowledge, maturity - Eph. 4:13

            5. not walk in darkness - Eph. 4:17-32

            6. walk in light - Eph. 5:8

            7. stand firm - Eph. 6:10-17

concl. Eph. 1:13,14