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STUDIES IN THE BOOK OF EPHESIANS   COURSE SYLLABUS

A chapter-by-chapter analysis of Paul’s argument in the book of Ephesians. The topic of this book is to show God’s eternal purpose and completion in Christ for the church.

 

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COURSE OBJECTIVES

The Nature and Purpose of the Course. This course is a three-semester-hour online course in the books of  Ephesians. Upon completion of the course, having

Studied carefully the Scripture and finished the Assignments, you should be able to

• state the definitive theme of each chapter..

• develop the major ideas and progression of thought around each theme.

• give significant background details to the epistle including matter related to authorship,

Recipients, time, and historical setting.

• identify problem passages and understand possible meanings that would explain the problem.

• apply proper hermeneutical principles and Bible study methods to specific texts.

• articulate and appreciate the biblical concepts of Christian freedom, spiritual riches, and the Sufficiency of Christ in your life.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

 

1. Read the book of Ephesians 3 times a week during this class. Read the online textbook and resource material.

2. Write a 10-page essay reflecting summary and insight from the class as you are putting these concepts together in your own person and ministry.

3.. Prepare a formal research paper of a 10 page (typed, double-spaced) on a specific topic related to the gifts of the Spirit.

 Topics could include: A study on a specific gift of the Spirit; an enabling ministry such as apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor or teacher.

Read Lessons

Discovering the Believers inheritance in Ephesians(Download Now)

Read Commentary to Ephesians Click on link to download

St Chrysostm-Homilies on Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Thessalonians, Timothy, Titus, and Philemon

Biblical Art for Ephesians

Ephesians

 

God's Eternal Purposes for Man in Christ

 

Spiritual Blessings in Christ

 

Christ Elevated

 

Jews and Gentiles - One in Christ

 

Practical Cosequences

 

Unity in the Body of Christ

 

Living As Children of Light

 

Home and Family

 

Concluding Personal Message

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Riches in Christ Section

Listen now to 'Book of 1st Corinthians KJV Audio'God at work

Listen now to 'Book of 1st Corinthians KJV Audio'The foundations                           Listen now to 'Book of 1st Corinthians KJV Audio'Hopes, Riches, and Power         Listen now to 'Book of 1st Corinthians KJV Audio'Strangers in Listen now to 'Book of 1st Corinthians KJV Audio'Darkness

Listen now to 'Book of 1st Corinthians KJV Audio'Liberated                                     Listen now to 'Book of 1st Corinthians KJV Audio'The Human Dilemma                  Listen now to 'Book of 1st Corinthians KJV Audio'Prince of Peace

Listen now to 'Book of 1st Corinthians KJV Audio'The Mystery of Unity                  Listen now to 'Book of 1st Corinthians KJV Audio'But God                                       Listen now to 'Book of 1st Corinthians KJV Audio'The Third Race

Listen now to 'Book of 1st Corinthians KJV Audio'The Word and Spirit                     Listen now to 'Book of 1st Corinthians KJV Audio'Alive to Live                                Listen now to 'Book of 1st Corinthians KJV Audio'The Great Mystery

Listen now to 'Book of 1st Corinthians KJV Audio'Turned on by Prayer                     Listen now to 'Book of 1st Corinthians KJV Audio'On Display                                  Listen now to 'Book of 1st Corinthians KJV Audio'Secret Riches

                                                                                                             Listen now to 'Book of 1st Corinthians KJV Audio'How Prayer Works

   

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Ministry of the Saints Section

Listen now to 'Book of 1st Corinthians KJV Audio'Why the church exists    Listen now to 'Book of 1st Corinthians KJV Audio'What is your Gift?     Listen now to 'Book of 1st Corinthians KJV Audio'The Churches Building                      

Listen now to 'Book of 1st Corinthians KJV Audio'The Cry for Unity            Listen now to 'Book of 1st Corinthians KJV Audio' Understanding your Gift    and Maintenance Service

Listen now to 'Book of 1st Corinthians KJV Audio'How the Church Works     Listen now to 'Book of 1st Corinthians KJV Audio'The Contemporary Christ   Listen now to 'Book of 1st Corinthians KJV Audio'Shaping up the Saints

                                                                                               Listen now to 'Book of 1st Corinthians KJV Audio'On growing up

 

(email for the rest of the lectures this is only a partial list)

 The Christian in the World Section

 

Recourses

Commentary

http://ccel.org/j/jfb/jfb/JFB49.htm

Click on Link to Watch Paul the Apostle: The Emissary Movie

Watch Paul the Apostle The Emissary Movie link

Visit these Ephesus Tours

http://www.abrock.com/Greece-Turkey/ephesus.html

http://sailturkey.com/panoramas/ephesus/index.htm

http://www.luthersem.edu/ckoester/Revelation/Ephesus/Main.htm

Images of Ephesus

http://www.imagesoftheworld.org/Ephesus/Ephesus.html

http://www.theephesusmeeting.com/photo_gallery.asp

Ephesus References

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/vor?lang=en&full=0&alts=1&group=typecat&lookup=Ephesus

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/siteindex?lookup=Ephesos

http://www.focusmm.com/aceph_00.htm

Maps

http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/INFO/MAP/ANE_Maps.html

http://www.anova.org/sev/atlas/htm/index.html

http://www.bible-history.com/biblehistoryonline_biblemaps.php

 

COURSE OUTLINE

The topic of this book is to show God’s eternal purpose and completion in Christ for the church. Paul brings into discussion in this letter the idea of predestination, Christ as the head of the body of believers, the church as the building and the body as the temple of God. The Spiritual gifts, mystery of Christ and the bride of Christ—the Church is also discussed in this letter. It can be seen also from this letter that even in prison Paul did not concern himself with his own problems instead he looked after the concerns of the people. Paul’s testimony of Christ was most important to him. Paul’s closing words:

 

Ephesians 6:21-24, "But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things: Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts. Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen. "

 

Greetings – 1:1-2

The stance of the Believers – 1:3 – 3:21

A. They are chosen and sealed with Christ 1:3-23

B. They are saved by grace 2:1-10

C. They are united in one body 2:11-22

D. They are equal in the body of Christ 3:1-21 (this is the mystery of Christ)

The custom of the Believers 4:1 – 6:9

A. In association with other Christians/believers 4:1-6

B. In association with the spiritual gifts 4:7-16

C. In association with their former life 4:17-32

D. In association with the Holy Spirit 5:18-21

E. In association with slaves, masters and home life 5:22 – 6:9

The security and protection of the believers 6:10 – 20

A. Who the believers needed protection from 6:10 - 12

B. Why they needed it and what the protection would be 6:13-20

The closing words of Paul to the Church at Ephesus 6:21 -24

 

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STUDIES IN THE BOOK OF EPHESIANS   COURSE SYLLABUS

A chapter-by-chapter analysis of Paul’s argument in the book of Ephesians. The topic of this book is to show God’s eternal purpose and completion in Christ for the church.