EPHESIANS BIBLE STUDY<br />2 The Purposeof God<br /> Ephesians 1:1-14<br /> We have a love-hate relationship with God's wi...
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Study 2 the purpose of god

  1. 1. EPHESIANS BIBLE STUDY<br />2 The Purposeof God<br /> Ephesians 1:1-14<br /> We have a love-hate relationship with God's will. We dearly want to discover it and obey it, to be secure in knowing we are following the path he desires. On the other hand, we definitely don't want to find out what he wants because deep down we suspect it may not be to our liking. In this study we'll see what Paul says about God's will.<br /> 1. Complete the following statement. I feel God's will is: (a) a ball and chain around my neck, (b) a goal to reach, (c) reassuring, (d) unknowable, (e) something to rejoice in, (f) something to fear, (g) something to discover and then do. Explain your answer.<br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> <br />2. Read Ephes. 1:1-14. According to Ephes. 1:3-6, what blessings are ours from the Father?<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />What other blessings, according to Ephes. 1:7-12, do we have in Jesus Christ?<br /> <br />  <br />3. Which of these is most significant to you? Explain.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> 4. Ephes. 1:1-14 uses words like the will of God, chose, predestined, according to the plan and the purpose of his will. Much emotion can surround the discussion of such words. What is Paul's emotional reaction to being chosen and predestined?<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />What is yours?<br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> <br />5. From the information given in Ephes. 1:1-14 alone, try to formulate a clear statement of what it means to be chosen by God.<br />  <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />6. In the New Testament, the word mystery is not used of some murky idea we can never understand but of a secret which has now been revealed (see Ephes. 3:4-5). According to Ephes. 1:9-10, God has blessed us by revealing the ultimate goal of all history. What is it?<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> 7. What would it mean to bring all things under Christ?<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />8. What blessings do we receive through the Holy Spirit (Ephes. 1:13-14)?<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />9. Summarize God's redeeming purpose from eternity past to eternity future as described in Ephes. 1:3-14.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />10. What motivated God to undertake this plan and give us all these blessings (Ephes. 1:5, 9)?<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> 11. What does it mean to live "to the praise of his glory" (Ephes. 1:6, 12, 14)?<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />How can we do this?<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />12. How has this passage increased your sense of participation in God's total purpose of the universe? Explain.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />13. Spend time in praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing.<br /> <br />

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