Ephesians: Discovering Your Identity and Purpose in Christ (A Discover Together Bible Study)
by Sue Edwards
(I received this book for review purposes.)
I’m excited to bring to you a new Bible study that I am participating in by Sue Edwards. I participated in her 1 Peter Bible study and thought it was rewarding. I worked on the Ephesians Bible study this past week with “Lesson Two: Sit and Pray.” I’m excited to share what I have learned with you.
This week’s focus was prayer and how we should have a constant attitude of prayer. I read Ephesians 1:15-23 and 3:14-21
- I know I don’t pray as much as I should. I need to pray every morning. We do pray at meal times and before bed. I don’t always have a life of prayer, because I feel I don’t have much time. I always try to rely on God, but it doesn’t always happen.
- The Ephesians were known for the faith in Jesus and the saints. Paul thanks them and prays for them to express his love. Paul prays that God gives the Ephesians the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of God. Prayer plays a daily part in my life, but I’m not sure if it is helping me know God more.
“The Eyes of Your Heart”
- Paul prays that the Ephesians eyes of understanding are enlightened. He wants us to understand the hope we are given. I pray with hope. If I know there is hope, my prayers will be more positive and for others. I’m not sure how I’m living, but I hope I’m living like an heir and not a pauper.
“Power for Daily Living”
- If God can raise the dead, Jesus, than anything can be done through Him. I know I can pray for the big things and the little things and they can be answered. Jesus has to return so everyone can truly realize the power of God. We can do him homage and honor by doing what he asks of us. As a homeschool mom and wife, I can do it by reading the Bible and doing what it says.
“The Glorious Riches”
- Paul kneels as he prays and it shows that he has a heart attitude of submission, as Jesus did when he washed the disciples’ feet. I have prayed by kneeling, but it hurts one of my knees and it distracts me from praying. To be filled with God’s fullness means to have the Holy Spirit active in you. God’s love is real to me, because I can feel it. It is important to remember that His love is vast. Remembering that His love is vast helps us know He is always there for us and we can lean and depend upon Him. God can use us to do great things.
“Iron Sharpening Iron”
- Prayer will help me know God’s depths and love more each time.
Genre- Bible Study
Published by- Kregel Publications
Number of pages- 128
Age Group- Adult
Description of book- Paperback, listed price- $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8254-4309-1
Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Ephesians by Sue Edwards for free from Open Book Promotions and Kregel for this Bible Study. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. All links were current when posted.