Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians

Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians

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God’s Manifold Marvelous Grace (Ephesians 2:5) – Study 44
Jul 3 • 23 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 44 Amazing Grace! We sing the phrase, but why is it so amazing? In this study, Nathan gives a powerful reminder of the manifold and marvelous grace of God which is truly amazing. Not only do we learn what…
Experience the Greatness of God’s Love (Ephesians 2:4) – Study 43
Jun 19 • 42 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 43 God is love! And He loves us with a great-indescribable love. We know God is love and that He loves us with agape love … but what does that actually mean? We must understand that this sacrificial,…
Rich in Mercy [Hesed] (Ephesians 2:4) – Study 42
Jun 12 • 35 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 42 God is abundant and rich in mercy! This declaration from Paul echos throughout the Old Testament and comes to fulfillment at the Cross of Christ. In this episode, Nathan Johnson takes Paul’s statement…
But God - A Declaration of the Gospel (Ephesians 2:4) – Study 41
Jun 5 • 42 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 41 Two of the greatest words in Scripture – a summation of the Gospel – is “But God.” These two little words contains a summary of God’s mercy and love, the expression of forgiveness and redemption In this…
The Obstacle Course of This World (Ephesians 2:1-3) – Study 40
May 29 • 32 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 40 Our lives outside of Jesus is dead, dark, and depressing. In Ephesians 2, Paul begins by talking about our lives before Christ – in one word: dead. In this message, Nathan Johnson examines Paul’s…
I See Dead People (Ephesians 2:1-3) – Study 39
May 22 • 39 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 39 God has a problem on His hands with humanity — we are a bunch of spiritual corpses. We were dead in our sins and trespasses. But God gave Himself upon the Cross so that we who were once in the kingdom…
The Fullness of God’s Purpose (Ephesians 1:23) – Study 38
May 15 • 55 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 38 At the end of Ephesians chapter one, Paul declares the purpose of God is that we (the church) might be filled with the fullness of God. What a marvelous reality that we as believers have access to! The…
The Church - The Body of Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23) – Study 37
May 8 • 39 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 37 While we know that the Church is called the “Body of Christ” many people don’t know what that actually means and how we, as believers, are to practically live in light of this amazing reality. In…
Christ, the Head of the Church (Ephesians 1:21-22) – Study 36
Apr 24 • 33 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 36 Paul declares that Jesus is the head of the Church, which is His body. As believers, we must remember that if Christ is indeed the head, it means that we must come under His authority and leadership,…
The Preeminence of Christ (Ephesians 1:21-22) – Study 35
Apr 17 • 38 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 35 Preeminent: surpassing all others; distinguished; the greatest; superior. In Colossians 1:18 Paul tells us that in all things Christ is to have the preeminence – He is to take center stage, be the North…
Christ’s Far Above Position (Ephesians 1:20-21) – Study 34
Apr 10 • 43 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 34 Christ is seated in a position far above all else. Nothing can compare with Him or His position! In this expositional message, Nathan Johnson preaches from Ephesians 1:20-21 and discusses Jesus’…
Why the Resurrection of Christ is Central to Christianity (Ephesians 1:20) – Study 33
Apr 3 • 48 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 33 The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ isn’t a passing moment in time nor is it merely some theological truth we hold to. Rather, the death and resurrection of Jesus is central to Christianity and…
Four Demonstrations of the Power of God (Ephesians 1:19) – Study 32
Mar 27 • 43 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 32 God’s power is indescribable. It cannot fully be comprehended. And if the power of God is indescribable, how much more indescribable and unfathomable and great is our God behind that power?! Before we…
The Indescribable and Incredible Power of God (Ephesians 1:19) – Study 31
Mar 20 • 41 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 31 Paul finishes his prayer in Ephesians 1 with a desire that we know the power of God. And while it is true that the power of God is truly indescribable, Paul indicates that when we begin to see the…
Take As Much As You Want (Ephesians 1:18) – Study 30
Mar 13 • 34 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 30 As we continue to explore Paul’s prayer for believers, we discover that Paul prays that we would understand the riches of our inheritance. Far beyond mere money, property, or other tangibles, our…
A Banquet of Intimacy (Ephesians 1:18) – Study 29
Mar 6 • 35 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 29 Paul is passionate that we understand three key aspects of God’s work in our lives: 1. His calling (Ephesians 1:18) 2. His inheritance (Ephesians 1:18) 3. His power (Ephesians 1:19) In our previous…
Opening the Eyes of Your Heart (Ephesians 1:18) – Study 28
Feb 28 • 26 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 28 The Bible is clear that every person is born with a heart of darkness – cold, calloused, and condemned. Yet for us to become, live, and grow as Christians, we must allow God to change our hearts,…
The Ever Deepening Life of a Believer (Ephesians 1:17) – Study 27
Feb 21 • 29 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 27 Are you continually growing deeper in your walk with Christ? Or has it become stagnant, stale, or still? The Christian life is not a passive hope that we will grow in Christ or eventually look more like…
What Are You Known For? (Ephesians 1:15-16) – Study 26
Feb 14 • 45 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 26 All of us are known for something, the question becomes, what am I known for? In Ephesians 1:15-16, Paul says that he knows two things about the Church – their faith and their love. In this expositional…
The Tip of the Iceberg (Ephesians 1:13-14) – Study 25
Jan 31 • 43 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 25 The phrase “tip of the iceberg” often refers to the idea that we’ve only experienced a small part of the whole. And that is certainly true when it comes to the fullness of the life of Christ. While the…
Why Hearing Truth is Insufficient (Ephesians 1:13) – Study 24
Jan 24 • 45 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 24 Truth is important. In fact, it is the truth that sets us free (see John 8:32). Yet if all we do is hear the truth, we will actually receive no benefit from it. While hearing the truth is indeed…
Living According to God’s Purpose (Ephesians 1:11-12) – Study 23
Jan 17 • 45 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 23 Have you ever had a bad day? One of those days where nothing goes right, circumstances press you down, and you’re not sure whether you’ll make it through to the night? Perhaps it’s been longer than a…
Our Great Inheritance as Christians (Ephesians 1:11-12) – Study 22
Jan 3 • 39 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 22 You have a GRAND inheritance! It’s not money, land, or a new car … but it’s better than all those put together. In this expositional study of Ephesians 1:11-12, we examine Paul’s statement that IN…
The Mysterious Plan for the Fullness of Time (Ephesians 1:9-10) – Study 21
Dec 27, 2019 • 42 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 21 As a culture, we are obsessed with time. Everything revolves around the clock. But in God’s economy, everything is to revolve around Jesus Christ. He is the central point, He is the North Star, He is…
The Mystery Made Known (Ephesians 1:9) – Study 20
Dec 13, 2019 • 38 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 20 A great mystery, hidden from ages and generations, has now been made known. This mystery isn’t known through facts and academics but rather through the embrace of the mystery itself. In this message, we…
The Mystery (Ephesians 1:9) – Study 18
Nov 8, 2019 • 41 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 18 There is a great mystery, hidden from ages and generations, and God has given us the wisdom and insight in order for us to understand and comprehend it. In this expositional study of Ephesians 1:9,…
Living from God’s Wisdom and Insight (Ephesians 1:7-8) – Study 17
Oct 18, 2019 • 29 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 17 We discussed last time (study 16) that God pours forth and lavishes us with His grace like a Nigerian waterfall. But Paul states that this grace was lavishly poured forth in all wisdom and insight. In…
A Superlative Waterfall of Grace (Ephesians 1:7-8) – Study 16
Oct 13, 2019 • 29 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 16 Superlatives are my favorite types of words. They spice up a sentence and make things over-the-top and grand. And it seems that Paul the Apostle loved a good superlative as well – for he often used them…
You Are Forgiven and Redeemed in Christ (Ephesians 1:7-8) – Study 15
Sep 27, 2019 • 42 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 15 The Bible is clear that we are all sinners and deserve wrath and punishment for our sin. Yet it is also clear that if we, by faith, believe and embrace Jesus Christ as our Savior, we shall experience…
Experience God’s Amazing Grace (Ephesians 1:6) – Study 14
Sep 14, 2019 • 46 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 14 John Newton’s famous hymn “Amazing Grace” captures the essence of grace itself – it truly IS amazing! Similarly, Peter tells us that God’s grace is “manifold,” meaning it is numerous, has many layers,…
Better Than Broadway (Ephesians 1:6) – Study 13
Sep 7, 2019 • 14 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 13 I love a good musical and have always (secretly) wanted life to somehow break into song and dance spontaneously. Yet, I’ve found there is truly something better than a Broadway musical – a Christian’s…
God Has Predestined You For Adoption (Ephesians 1:5) – Study 12
Aug 4, 2019 • 34 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 12 One of the tremendous blessings we have in Christ Jesus is that through Christ, by the pre-determined decision and purpose of God, we have been adopted as children of God. As powerful as an illustration…
In Love (Ephesians 1:4-5) – Study 11
Jul 26, 2019 • 41 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 11 Love. Biblically, it’s more than an emotion or feeling. Love is a Person (Jesus – see 1 John 4:8, 16) and it’s an action (Cross – see Romans 5:8). Between verses four and five of Ephesians 1, Paul…
Holiness Nose-to-Nose (Ephesians 1:4) – Study 10
Jul 19, 2019 • 43 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 10 Paul tells us in Ephesians 1:4 that we have been chosen before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless BEFORE HIM. Interestingly, this statement “before Him” not only reveals our sinful…
Called Unto Holiness (Ephesians 1:4) – Study 09
Jul 12, 2019 • 36 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 09 God has chosen us before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before Him. Yet too many of us don’t understand what it means to be holy and blameless. In this expositional study of…
You Are Chosen! (Ephesians 1:4) – Study 08
Jul 6, 2019 • 29 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 08 We can easily think of being chosen as the last pick in a game for kids – we line up against the wall, hoping that we won’t be the last pick. But Paul tells us that God has chosen us for Himself even…
What Are You Into? (Ephesians 1:3) – Study 07
Jun 22, 2019 • 37 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 07 The concept of being “In Christ” is a foundational statement throughout all of Scripture, especially Paul’s letter to the Ephesians – in fact, the entire book revolves around understanding your position…
Live from a New Perspective (Ephesians 1:3) – Study 06
Jun 14, 2019 • 42 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 06 As Christians, we have dual citizenship – we live physically on this earth, but we also dwell in Christ (spiritually) in the heavenly realms. While both realities are indeed real, we are called to live…
You Are Blessed (Ephesians 1:3) – Study 05
Jun 7, 2019 • 37 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 05 God is blessed … and from that state of blessing, He blesses us. As Paul talks about this incredible reality in Ephesians 1:3, he reminds us that every single blessing God has for us is found in one…
Introducing Grace and Peace (Ephesians 1:2) – Study 04
May 31, 2019 • 35 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 04 Walk into nearly any church and it won’t take long before you hear the words “grace” and “peace” being thrown around – yet most of us don’t understand the depths of those two words are. In Paul’s…
Introductions (Ephesians 1:1) – Study 03
May 26, 2019 • 36 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 03 Though it may sound like a simple introduction, Paul’s prologue (or could be called the introduction or salutation) found in Ephesians 1:1-2, sets the foundation for the entire book of Ephesians. Paul…
Overview of the Book of Ephesians – Study 02
May 18, 2019 • 38 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 02 We are beginning our expositional study in the book of Ephesians. Before we dive into the book itself, it is important that we understand the context for why Paul wrote Ephesians and gain an overview of…
Experiencing Heart Burn – Study 01
May 12, 2019 • 30 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Study 01 Even before we start the relaunch of our expositional Bible study series in the book of Ephesians, we need to lay the groundwork for Bible study and the necessity of having “heart burn” through the Word…
Our Great Inheritance as Christians (Ephesians 1:11-12) – Lesson 21
Mar 22, 2019 • 17 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Lesson 21 (original series) Paul writes in Ephesians 1:11 that we have received an inheritance. As Christians, it is not only important to know that we have received an inheritance but actually know what the…
The Mysterious Plan for the Fullness of Time (Ephesians 1:9-10) – Lesson 20
Oct 27, 2018 • 20 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Lesson 20 (original series) In the midst of talking about the grand mystery of Scripture, Paul mentions God’s plan for the fullness of time. In this lesson, we examine the five aspects related to this mysterious…
The Mystery Made Known (Ephesians 1:9) – Lesson 19
Oct 19, 2018 • 19 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Lesson 19 (original series) We continue to talk about the grand mystery of Scripture which Paul talks about in Ephesians 1:9. This mystery, focused on the centrality of the preeminence of Jesus Christ and His…
The Mystery in the Old Testament (Ephesians 1:9) – Lesson 18
Oct 12, 2018 • 25 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Lesson 18 (original series) The mystery Paul talks about in Ephesians 1:9 is focused on the centrality of the preeminence of Jesus Christ. In this lesson, we discuss how this mystery (Jesus) is seen all…
The Mystery (Ephesians 1:9) – Lesson 17
Oct 7, 2018 • 14 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Lesson 17 (original series) Paul declares there is a great mystery. But what is the mystery and how does it affect our lives? The answer to these two questions become paramount as we discover that this mystery…
Receive the Insight and Wisdom of God (Ephesians 1:7-8) – Lesson 16
Jun 15, 2018 • 11 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Lesson 16 (original series) God’s wisdom and insight is available to you, and you need to receive it. As we dive further into Ephesians 1:7-8, Paul tells us that one of God’s blessings in our lives is that He…
A Superlative Waterfall of Grace (Ephesians 1:7-8) – Lesson 15
Jun 1, 2018 • 12 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Lesson 15 (original series) A superlative is a word that conveys the highest quality or degree of something. And it appears that every time Paul talks about Jesus, he can’t help but do so with a bounty of…
You are Forgiven and Redeemed! (Ephesians 1:7-8) – Lesson 14
May 24, 2018 • 22 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Lesson 14 (original series) For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. All. Each of us is marred with sin and defeat yet God did not want to leave us in a heap of sin, He desires purity,…
God’s Amazing Grace (Ephesians 1:6) – Lesson 13
May 18, 2018 • 15 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Lesson 13 (original series) When we behold God’s manifold grace, the only description we can use is that it truly is amazing. No wonder John Newton penned the famous lyrics: “Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound.”…
Better Than Broadway (Ephesians 1:6) – Lesson 12
May 4, 2018 • 13 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Lesson 12 (original series) At the end of each of the three blessing sections, the phrase “to the praise of His glory” is used (see Ephesians 1:6, 12, 14). In Lesson 12 of the Deeper Christian Bible Study Series…
Predestined for Adoption (Ephesians 1:5) – Lesson 11
Apr 20, 2018 • 16 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Lesson 11 (original series) In Lesson 11 of the Deeper Christian Bible Study Series in Ephesians, we examine Paul’s statement that God has predestined us for adoption as children of the King. This in-depth study…
A Life of Love (Ephesians 1:4-5) – Lesson 10
Apr 13, 2018 • 10 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Lesson 10 (original series) John writes that “God is Love” and it is such love that defines not only the character and nature of God, but is the undercurrent of all He does. In lesson 10 of the Deeper Christian…
Holiness Nose-to-Nose (Ephesians 1:4) – Lesson 09
Apr 6, 2018 • 17 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Lesson 9 (original series) In Lesson 9 of the Deeper Christian Bible Study Series in Ephesians, we examine Paul’s statement that God has chosen us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and…
Called Unto Holiness (Ephesians 1:4) – Lesson 08
Feb 23, 2018 • 25 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Lesson 8 (original series) In Lesson 8 of the Deeper Christian Bible Study Series in Ephesians, we continue our study in Paul’s statement that God has chosen us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be…
You Are Chosen! (Ephesians 1:4) – Lesson 07
Feb 9, 2018 • 11 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Lesson 7 (original series) In Lesson 7 of the Deeper Christian Bible Study Series in Ephesians, we discuss what it means for God to have chosen you before the foundation of the world. This isn’t a simple…
What Are You Into? (Ephesians 1:3) – Lesson 06
Jan 26, 2018 • 22 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Lesson 6 (original series) In Lesson 6 of the Deeper Christian Bible Study Series in Ephesians, we examine Paul’s phrase “In Christ” and discover it truly is the essence and a good definition of Christianity.…
The Heavenly Realms (Ephesians 1:3) – Lesson 05
Jan 19, 2018 • 26 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Lesson 5 (original series) In Lesson 5 of the Deeper Christian Bible Study Series in Ephesians, we discover how every blessing God has for us is contained in the “heavenly realms” in Christ Jesus. This study…
Every Blessing God Has For You (Ephesians 1:3) – Lesson 04
Nov 24, 2017 • 19 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Lesson 4 (original series) In Lesson 4 of the Deeper Christian Bible Study Series in Ephesians, we discover how every blessing God has for us is found in one single place. This study focuses on Ephesians 1:3…
Grace and Peace to You (Ephesians 1:2) – Lesson 03
Nov 17, 2017 • 17 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Lesson 3 (original series) In Lesson 3 of the Deeper Christian Bible Study Series in Ephesians, we continue to examine Paul’s introduction and greeting in Ephesians 1:1-2 and look specifically at his blessing of…
Paul’s Introduction to the Christians in Ephesus (Ephesians 1:1) – Lesson 02
Nov 10, 2017 • 15 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Lesson 2 (original series) In Lesson 2 of the Deeper Christian Bible Study Series in Ephesians, we examine Paul’s introduction and greeting to the “saints and believers in Ephesus” in Ephesians 1:1-2. The Deeper…
Overview and Outline of Ephesians – Lesson 01
Nov 3, 2017 • 9 min
Deeper Christian Bible Study in Ephesians • Lesson 1 (original series) The Deeper Christian Bible Study Series on Ephesians is an in-depth verse-by-verse study of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. These studies will guide you through this life-changing book…