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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Ephesians: Discovering Your Identity and Purpose in Christ (A Discover Together Bible Study) by Sue Edwards- Lesson Four: Sit Down Together

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.  It was rewarding.  I worked on the Ephesians Bible study this past week with “Lesson Four: Sit Down Together.”  I’m excited to share my thoughts with you.

This week’s focus was coming together in Christ, all of us.  I read Ephesians 2: 11-22.

“The Peacemaker”

  • Both the Ephesian Jews and Gentiles are now together in Christ.  Christ can help them overcome their problems.  He is our peacemaker, so we should not make barriers in the church.  I do not dislike anyone based on race, culture, or tradition.

“Fulfilling the Law”

  • Christ abolished the law that kept the Gentiles separate.  When Christ did that it means that the Gentiles are now included and we should all work together.  We all have access to God through the Holy Spirit.

“The New Family”

  • If I am feeling excluded, I know that I am part of God’s family.  We are all part of God’s family, so nobody is a stranger.  Jesus is the cornerstone and the apostles and prophets are the foundation of the church.  They left us with the Holy Spirit to help bind us.  We are the bricks in the building.  I have never witness a severe disagreement or church split.

“Optional: Read Ephesians 3:1-13”

  • The mystery Paul discusses is that the Gentiles are now equal to the Jews and can be a part of God’s family.  God wants the heavenly beings to know we are part of his family.  Paul suffers for the Ephesians, but he is doing it for their glory.

Genre- Bible Study 
Published by- Kregel Publications 
Copyrighted- 2012
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.

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