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Ephesians (2018)

Ephesians (2018)

September 2018 - October 2019

How should we live as believers? Ephesians will inform us of our riches, our spiritual assets, in Christ and how we are to live. Ephesians is the most significant book for understanding our roles and responsibilities as Church Age believers. Listen to the series to put your spiritual growth into hyperdrive.

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Sun, Sep 30, 2018
by Robert Dean
Passage: Acts 18:19-19:41
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 55 mins 1 sec
What can we learn from the book of Ephesians that will help us in our spiritual growth today? Listen to this lesson to begin an impactful study of Paul’s letter to the Christians in the city of Ephesus. Hear the history of the city from its beginning to 1st century AD with its decadent pagan worship of Artemis/Diana. Find out why the twelve disciples of John were baptized again and what that signified. See what walking by the Holy Spirit means and how Paul began teaching and training the new believers in order to equip them for service.
Sun, Oct 07, 2018
by Robert Dean
Passage: Acts 19:1-41
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 13 secs
What causes the harsh, loud anger of those who reject God toward the ones who believe biblical truths? Listen to this lesson to learn that pagans feel threatened by the thought that there is a Creator God and try to bully anyone who disagrees with them. Find out the meaning of culture and hear an overview of Greek culture that shaped Ephesus with its emphasis on human reason. See three systems of knowledge which all depend on faith contrasted with revelation from God. As we find ourselves in an increasingly irrational world, understand that it is only by studying and applying the Word of God that our culture can be transformed biblically.
Sun, Oct 14, 2018
by Robert Dean
Passage: Acts 19:21-41
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 40 mins 41 secs
How can we know what is true? Listen to this lesson to learn that when mankind attempts to learn truth apart from God’s revelation, it ends in chaos and violence. Hear about Demetrius who urged the citizens of Ephesus to start a riot against Paul and his co-workers. When we study Ephesians we need to understand that we face similar problems of living in a hostile culture today. See that the solution now as well as then is to study the Word of God so that what we believe will have a direct impact on how we act.
Sun, Oct 21, 2018
by Robert Dean
Passage: Ephesians 1-6
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 53 mins 16 secs
Do you know that if you’re a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ you’re wealthy? Or are you living like a street person? Listen to this lesson to hear an overview of the New Testament Book of Ephesians. Find out three distinctive sections of this book summed up by the words “wealth”, “walk”, and “warfare”. See the importance of understanding the pronouns us and we to learn that all believers are one body in Christ. To prepare for a detailed study of Ephesians, begin by reading the first chapter to understand the incredible riches you possess.
Sun, Oct 28, 2018
by Robert Dean
Passage: Ephesians 1:1
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 55 mins 21 secs
What transformed the Apostle Paul from a hater of those who believed in Jesus Christ to the astonishingly effective missionary and author of the majority of epistles in the New Testament? Listen to this lesson to learn the story of his early life and how he became a dedicated, passionate, militant Pharisee. Hear the elements of his supernatural conversion on the road to Damascus and his later commission as an apostle to the Gentiles. Be challenged to present the gospel to even the most evil unbeliever remembering Paul’s transformed life and ultimate service to God.
Sun, Nov 04, 2018
by Robert Dean
Passage: Ephesians 1:1-2
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 59 mins 13 secs
“When the saints go marching in!” What is a saint in your mind? Listen to this lesson to learn how the Bible defines sainthood. Find out the distinction between being holy and being profane. See the three phases of salvation beginning at faith in Christ continuing through spiritual maturity and culminating at the point of death when believers glorify Christ. Knowing you became a saint at the moment of your salvation, make decisions to grow to spiritual maturity as you walk by means of the Holy Spirit.
Sun, Nov 11, 2018
by Robert Dean
Passage: Ephesians 1:3
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 38 mins 51 secs
What does Paul tell us all believers are blessed with at the moment of salvation? Listen to this lesson to learn that we are blessed with all spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus. Find out that this includes both Jew and Gentile who become one body in Christ Jesus. See our new identity and position of being seated at the right hand of the Father in Christ. Learn the meaning of the word blessed and that it’s not a command. As believers be continually praising God with every fiber of our being.
Sun, Nov 18, 2018
by Robert Dean
Passage: Ephesians 1:3-14
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 52 mins 10 secs
Have you ever grappled with the concept of the Trinity? It’s not easy to understand that God is one in essence but three distinct persons. Listen to this lesson to learn that there is not a singular God of the universe but an eternal plurality. See how this concept means that every individual has value but not at the expense of the one and what its implications are for government and other aspects of life. Find out if only one member of the Trinity created the world or if all three were involved. Understanding these truths helps us to worship God more fully.
Sun, Nov 25, 2018
by Robert Dean
Passage: Ephesians 1:3-14
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 58 mins 4 secs
Does Christianity teach monotheism, the belief that there is one God? Listen to this lesson to learn that all the writers of Scripture and the Lord Jesus Christ, Himself, were monotheists. See that while all three members of the Trinity are one in essence, they differ in their roles. Find out the difference between begotten and being born. Learn about authority in the Godhead and how it becomes a pattern for us. Hear five descriptions in John 1 about the divinity and uniqueness of Jesus Christ.
Sun, Dec 02, 2018
by Robert Dean
Passage: Ephesians 1:3-14
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 53 mins 53 secs
What are the implications of the terms “Father” and “Son” referring to God, the Father, and Jesus Christ, the Son? Listen to this lesson to learn that members of the Trinity have the same divine essence but different roles. See that these titles preceded creation and Christ’s incarnation and are related to submission to authority. Find out that Satan rebelled against authority orientation and mankind has had a problem with authority ever since. See that as we learn about these role distinctions in the Godhead it helps us to understand and handle the difficult aspects of our relationships.