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A. Prologue to Spiritual Blessings (v. 3) After the customs, ... Is the idea of profound change troublesome for the normal
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Ephesians: God\'s Spiritual People Paul\'s Letter to the Church in Ephesus

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Introduction: Rich in Christ, A Study of Ephesians I. Favors in Christ (Eph. 1:1-23) Lesson 1: Spiritual Treasures in Christ (1:1-14) Lesson 2: Prayer for Spiritual Insight (1:15-23) II. Changed by Christ (Eph. 2:1 – 3:21) Lesson 3: Spiritual Life (2:1-10) Lesson 4: Spiritual Unity (2:11-12) Lesson 5: Spiritual Mission (3:1-13) Lesson 6: Prayer for Spiritual Power (3:14-21) III. Favored in Christ (Eph. 4:1 – 6:24) Lesson 7: Spiritual Church (4:1-16) Lesson 8: Spiritual Practices (4:17-32) Lesson 9: Spiritual Walk (5:1-21) Lesson 10: Spiritual Relationships (5:22 – 6:9) Lesson 11: Spiritual Warfare (6:10-24)

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Lesson One: Spiritual Treasures in Christ (Eph. 1:1-14) I. Presentation (1:1-2) A. The Human Author (v. 1a)

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B. The First Readers (v. 1b) Paul felt a need to present himself. In the event that God drove you to portray yourself, what words or expressions would you utilize? What exactly gathering is it safe to say that this was letter composed and how did Paul feel about them?

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C. The Polite Greeting (v. 2)

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II. Gifts of Salvation in Christ (1:3-14) A. Prologue to Spiritual Blessings (v. 3) After the customs, Paul dispatched specifically into lauding God. What qualities did he name? Pick one characteristic of God and explain why it\'s essential to you by and by. Look at the journey of confidence acquainted in verse 3 with the PC representation. What are different representations that contrast our lifetime journey of confidence with "each otherworldly gift"?

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B. Gift of Election and Adoption (vv. 4-6) How does being decided for salvation by the God of the universe make you feel? Does race get rid of the need to announce the gospel? with human duty? Why or why not? Why are we "heavenly and exemplary in His sight"?

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C. Gift of Redemption and Forgiveness (vv. 7-10) What are the gifts of recovery and pardoning as indicated by verse 7? What is the last reason for God\'s ground breaking strategy (v. 10)?

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D. Gift of Purpose (vv. 11-12) According to these verses, what is your motivation?

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E. Gift of the Holy Spirit (vv. 13-14) Describe a period that the security of the adherent empowered you to make the best choice for the right reason. What confirmations do you find in your life that propose the Holy Spirit is working in and through you?

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Lesson 2: Prayer for Spiritual Insight (Eph. 1:15-23) I. Supplication of Thanksgiving (1:15-16) On a size of 1 to 10, with 1 being the least, how might you rate your association with Jesus Christ, the wellspring of profound force for Christians? 1 5 10

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A. Explanation behind the Prayer (v. 15) Under most circumstances why is a petition of recognition the most ideal approach to start correspondence with God? What percent of your ordinary supplication time do you spend in recognition for God " s favors? petitions for yourself? intervention for others? What among the Ephesian devotees excited Paul the most? It is safe to say that you are supporting these qualities in yourself? in your congregation?

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B. Ingenuity of the Prayer (v. 16) Are your supplications for those for whom you are truly concerned not the same as petitions for those specified to you in passing? What makes it workable for you to truly express gratitude toward God for gift others notwithstanding when you are enduring? How did Paul show this demeanor for us?

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II. Petition of Intercession (vv. 17-23) A. To Know and Experience God (v. 17) Note the four petition demands Paul made. What did he need to see achieved in these Ephesian adherents? What might be the impact on your state of mind in petition on the off chance that you initially recognized God " s character and characteristics? What is special about " astuteness and disclosure " in a Christian " s life?

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B. To Know the Hope of God " s Calling (v. 18a) How might you decipher Paul " s petition that " the eyes of your heart might be edified " ? How does scriptural " trust " contrast from the trust we frequently express as to our regular exercises?

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C. To Know Believers Are God " s Glorious Inheritance (v. 18b) Have you ever acquired something you had not anticipated that would get? Assuming this is the case, what made it uncommon to you? Name a portion of the encounters you appreciate now that you have acquired on account of your salvation. Does the affirmation of a magnificent legacy propel you to serve Christ? Provided that this is true, give one or more illustrations.

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D. To Know God " s Great Power (vv. 19-23) 1. Portrayal of God " s Power (v. 19) How does God show His energy on the planet and also in the lives of people?

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2. Show of God " s Power (v. 20) What astounding truth was Paul uncovering about God " s power when he alluded to Christ " s restoration and His position now in the sky?

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3. Christ " s Exalted Authority (vv. 21) What would you be able to find out about Christ on the premise of Paul " s depiction of Him in this verse? How might you parallel Paul " s rundown of rulers, powers, and powers in his day to practically identical people in our day?

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4. Christ " s Headship (vv. 22-23) In verse 22 Paul cited Psalm 8:6. What does this Old Testament citation say to us in regards to Christ " s compelling force? How did Paul portray the congregation? The congregation is frequently called " the assortment of Christ. " If Christ is the " head over everything for the congregation " (v. 22), what wonderful duty does this spot on the congregation?

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Lesson 3: Spiritual Life (Eph. 2:1-10) Is the idea of profound change troublesome for the normal " great individual " to acknowledge? Why is it hazardous to attempt to portray our deeds as " great " or " terrible " concerning our association with God?

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I. Old Life (2:1-3) A. Profoundly Dead (v. 1)

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B. Controlled from Without (v. 2) Paul started this new area of his letter with a conspicuous difference amongst death and life. Why do you think he utilized this similarity? How did Paul underscore the sad state in which the unbeliever lives? Who is " the leader of the air space " (v. 2)?

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C. Controlled from Within (v. 3a)

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D. Under God " s Wrath (v. 3b) What was the final knockout that Paul, the previous Pharisee, conveyed to the individuals who set their trust in their religious legacy (Eph. 2:3)?

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II. New Life (2:4-10) A. God " s Great Mercy and Grace (vv. 4-5) What stunning normal for God did Paul accentuate in verse 4? How might you portray the contrast between God " s beauty and His benevolence? Think about your excursion from profound demise to life, and review some undeniable confirmations of God " s benevolence stretched out to you.

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B. Restoration Life (v. 6) What added measurement to Christ " s restoration triumph over death did Paul underscore in Ephesians 2:6? How can this contrast from the exertion of numerous to only make a fresh start to realize an adjustment in their ways of life?

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C. God " s Ultimate Purpose (v. 7) What is God " s extreme reason in time everlasting with respect to the individuals who have been recovered by the blood of His Son? Whom does God consider the trophies of His beauty? Envision this radiant scene in paradise. What astonishes you most about God " s effortlessness?

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D. God " s Gift (vv. 8-9) When you witness a man " s introductory surrender to God through confidence in Christ, do you consider your own salvation experience? Consider the words " effortlessness, " spared, " and " confidence " in verse 8. Demonstrate how every one lattices keeping in mind the end goal to realize the wonder of the new birth. Why do you think Paul included " not from works, so that nobody can gloat " in verse 9?

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E. God " s Creation (v. 10) Why do you think verse 10 is a key some portion of all that Paul had said in regards to this extraordinary salvation? What does the way that God " made [us] in Christ Jesus for acts of kindness " say in regards to any service or administration we may perform? It is safe to say that you are prepared to listen for His bearing toward the way of " acts of kindness " He has made arrangements for you?

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Lesson 4: Spiritual Unity (Eph. 2:11-22) How do genuine devotees feel toward the individuals who may have contrasts as far as dialect, society, appearance, and so forth? In the brains of first-century Jews, how could they have been able to they feel about Gentiles? How could they have been able to they come to have this incorrect mentality?

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I. Estranged from God and His People (2:11-12) Identify ways these Gentile adherents expected to recall their previous lives. Conversely, what did they now have set up of these boundaries?

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II. Joined with God and His People (vv. 13-18) A. Acquired Near Christ (vv. 13-14) What did Paul mean when he reminded the Ephesians that once they were " far away " from God and now they are " brought close " ? What is the distinction between " peace with God " and " the peace of God " ? How is Christ " our peace " ? What was " the isolating mass of threatening vibe " that isolated Jews from Gentiles in Paul " s day?

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B. A New People in Christ (vv. 15-16) What religious controls did a portion of the Jewish adherents attempt to force on Gentile devotees? Why did this indignation Paul? How did Christ do " away with the law of the precepts in directions " ? What was His goal by clearing ceaselessly these legitimate boundaries that damaged the genuine soul of God " s Word?

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C. Access to God Through Christ (vv. 17-18) What is distinctive about you since you have made peace with God through your confidence in Christ? What astounding truth about God " s nature did Paul present in verse 18? What consolation did Paul give the Gentiles as to their entrance to the Father?

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