Friday, May 25, 2012

Bible Study: Welcome to the Family - A Study of the book of Ephesians - Chapter 5

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Ephesians. I felt a great sense of urgency to publish them rather than waiting until I had the time to pretty them up. Thank you and I pray that God blesses and encourages you through this material. Stay strong. Grow in your faith in Christ. Live in the Spirit. Encourage each other. Pray. Jesus is coming…


Take a few minutes to pray and savor chapter 5 of the book of Ephesians. Read it with the thought in mind that this is Paul’s instruction to new Gentile converts in Ephesus. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations…

Chapter 5 – May 24, 2005

5 – I matter to God!

5:1 – be imitators of God.

5:2 – walk in love as Christ did.

5:11 – expose darkness.

5:17 – understand God’s will.

We must show love.

We must be light.

We must be wise.

Our marriages are symbolic of Christ’s relationship with the church.

5:22 – submit – to be in agreement with.

5:22-25 – wives are under the protective umbrella of the husband. (See 1:20; 6:1) (Creative Correction – Lisa Whelchel)

• The book of Ephesians contains much teaching about what life in Christ is all about. What have you learned about how He wants you to live for Him from today’s study? Whether seasoned Christian or new convert, how will you accomplish what the Holy Spirit is teaching you about how you should live?
• What attributes of God do you see in this book?
• What verse of scripture seemed to be God speaking directly to you? What is He teaching you in these verses? How does He want you to respond?

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