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  • 1. EPHESIANS BIBLE STUDY<br />4 Amazing Grace<br /> Ephesians 2:1-10<br /> One of the best-known verses in the book of Ephesians is Ephes. 2:8, "By grace you have been saved, through faith." Grace has often been defined by the acrostic, God's Riches At Christs Expense. In this study we'll consider some of the riches we have been given in Christ.<br /> <br />1. How might your life be different if God ceased to be gracious?<br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> <br />2. Read Ephes. 2:1-10. In Ephes. 2:1 Paul says, "You were dead in your transgressions and sins." How does sin kill?<br /> <br />  <br /> <br /> <br />3. In Ephes. 2:2-3 Paul mentions three negative influences on our lives which were later put into the formula of "the world, the flesh and the devil." According to Paul, how did each of these affect our lives as non-Christians?<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />4. How have you seen these influences at work?<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />5. According to Ephes. 2:4-7, what motivated God to save us?<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Why are these motives so remarkable when you consider our condition as non-Christians?<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />6. What parallels do you see between Ephes. 2:4-6 and Ephes. 1:19-20?<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />7. What does Paul mean when he says we have been "made alive," "raised" and "seated" with Christ (Ephes. 2:5-6)?<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />How does our union with Christ relate to the fulfillment of God's purpose stated in Ephes. 2:7 and Ephes. 1:9-10?<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />8. What do we learn about God's grace from Ephes. 2:4-10?<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />9. When Paul says that our salvation is not from ourselves (Ephes. 2:8-9), is he saying that we play no role in our salvation? Explain.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />10. Does Ephes. 2:10 contradict Ephes. 2:8-9? Explain.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />11. What good works has God prepared for you to do?<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />12. What has hindered you from doing these?<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />13. Thank God specifically for some of the many ways he has been gracious to you. Ask him to remove the barriers to the good works he has created for you to do.<br /> <br />