Questions for Reflection for the Study of Ephesians 1 through 3

The journey through the book of Ruth has come to a close and now the journey will go into the book of Ephesians. Paul sends this letter to the church at Ephesus which is a huge city and the epicenter of the church. This book of the bible tells the gospel story and links this to our story.

The reading plan below will be used to hold me accountable as I share about God’s Word. As I share about my study of the book of Ephesians, it’s important to have a plan. I’m thankful that Jesus is God’s plan for us and by accepting Christ as Savior; we have taken the steps necessary to make each day amazing!

The journey through the book of Ruth has come to a close and now the journey will go into the book of Ephesians. Paul sends this letter to the church at Ephesus which is a huge city and the epicenter of the church. This book of the bible tells the gospel story and links this to our story.

The reading plan below will be used to hold me accountable as I share about God’s Word. As I share about my study of the book of Ephesians, it’s important to have a plan. I’m thankful that Jesus is God’s plan for us and by accepting Christ as Savior; we have taken the steps necessary to make each day amazing!

Questions for Reflection

Ephesians 1:1-14 – What has God the Father done for you? What is the focal point of God’s plan for all history? How does this fact help establish priorities for the furthering of God’s purpose in your life and the world today? How can you express today the unity that is in Christ?

Ephesians 1:15-23 – What are the specific things Paul prays God will do in the lives of these Christians? To what extent do you desire that such things be incorporated into your life and in the life of your friends? How does Paul describe the immeasurable greatness of the power in believers?

Ephesians 2:1-10 – What are the consequences of following the ways of the world? Who has taken the initiative in saving you from these consequences? What is your response for the gift? How can you demonstrate to those around you that you are God’s workmanship?

Ephesians 2:11-22 – Why does the blood of Christ make unity possible for the Gentile and Jew? What is the foundation of the church? What are some practical ways in which you can use your talents to get in the game to benefit God’s team which is the universal church?

Ephesians 3:1-13 – What is the mystery of which Paul speaks (See 1:9-10)?  What is the role of the church in unfolding the plan God has for us? To what extent are you committed to active participation in the work of the church? What specific steps are you taking to make all see the wisdom of God as detailed in the gospel message?

Ephesians 3:14-21 – What is the reason (see v.1, 14) Paul talks about? What are the requests Paul has within his prayer? What is the extent of the power now within you? In your prayers, who places the limits on what God can do? Are you experiencing God’s power or just coasting?

Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of the questions above. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments or to a Facebook page I’ve set up at this link: This Day With God – A Spiritual Journey.

Resources and Supplementary Helps Used in Posts
Adeney, Carol. This Morning with God: A Daily Study Guide to the Entire Bible. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1978. Print.

“Sermons.” Sermons | FUMC Waco. N.p., n.d. Web.  <https://fumcwaco.org/resources/sermons/>.

“Bible.” The Bible – The Word of God – ChristNotes. N.p., n.d. Web. 2017. <http://www.christianity.com/bible/>.

Nicholes, Lou. “Recent Commentaries.” Family-Times.net – Devotional Commentary Index. N.p., n.d. Web. <http://www.family-times.net/commentary/>.

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“BibleGateway.” BibleGateway.com: A Searchable Online Bible in over 150 Versions and 50 Languages. N.p., n.d. Web. <https://www.biblegateway.com/>.

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1 Response to Questions for Reflection for the Study of Ephesians 1 through 3

  1. Thanks for making this happen brother. I look forward to your insight.

    Shalom.

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