12.10.26 Exegesis - Ephesians 2.1-22; 3.1-21

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12.10.26 Exegesis - Ephesians 2.1-22; 3.1-21

  1. 1. Ephesians 2:1-22; 3:1-21 Memorization Verses:Ephesians 2:8-10 For by grace you have workmanship, created in Christ Jesusbeen saved through faith. And this is for good works, which God preparednot your own doing; it is the gift of God, beforehand, that we should walk in9 not a result of works, so that no one them.may boast. 10 For we are his
  2. 2. •Imagine a time when you were completelyhelpless and totally dependent on others.•Think of the biggest gifts you’ve been giventhroughout your life (material or otherwise,lessons given, deserving or not, etc.).•What was your response to these gifts?•How have they shaped who you are?•How is God’s gift of salvation by faithalone the same or different than the examplesyou thought of?
  3. 3. To end: Pray for our church: Ephesians 3:14-21 14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I Use your prayer notes. pray that out of his glorious riches he may Use a verse from the bible to strengthen you with power through his reflect on. Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. Pray about the joy of knowing And I pray that you, being rooted and God’s mysteries revealed: Christ established in love, 18 may have power, body is the living temple of his together with all the Lord’s holy people, to people by his grace through faith. grasp how wide and long and high and You can practice the formula too: deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that P raise you may be filled to the measure of all the R epentance fullness of God. A ppreciation 20 Now to him who is able to do Y ou immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at E veryone work within us, 21 to him be glory in the R esolve church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
  4. 4. 1 By grace Im saved, grace free and boundless; 4 By grace! This ground of faith is certain;My soul, believe and doubt it not. So long as God is true, it stands.Why stagger at this word of promise? What saints have penned by inspiration,Hath Scripture ever falsehood taught? What in His Word our God commands,No! Then this word must true remain; Our faith in what our God has doneBy grace you too will life obtain. Depends on grace--grace through His Son.2 By grace! None dare lay claim to merit; 5 By grace to timid hearts that tremble,Our works and conduct have no worth. In tribulations furnace tried,God in His love sent our Redeemer, By grace, in spite of fear and trouble,Christ Jesus, to this sinful earth; The Fathers heart is open wide.His death did for our sins atone, Where could I help and strength secureAnd we are saved by grace alone. If grace were not my anchor sure?3 By grace Gods Son, our only Savior, 6 By grace! On this Ill rest when dying;Came down to earth to bear our sin. In Jesus promise I rejoice;Was it because of thine own merit For though I know my hearts condition,That Jesus died your soul to win? I also know my Saviors voice.No, it was grace, and grace alone, My heart is glad, all grief has flownThat brought Him from His heavnly Since I am saved by grace alone.throne.
  5. 5. The Burden of Love Meet w/teams 3-5 min per box 1. Why does God establish “citizens” and “foreigners” to begin with in regards to Jews and Gentiles? (Consider 2:14-15) 2. How can we to have Christ “dwell in our hearts through faith” (3:17), and what effect does this have on us, considering the analogy? 3. What is the “administration of God’s grace” (3:2) that seems to be revealed only to Paul? Is there a suggestion that of other “administrations” present for salvation?
  6. 6. http://www.firstluth.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/12.10.26-Exegesis-Eph.-2.1-22-3.1- 21.rtf 1. Why does God establish “citizens” and “foreigners” to begin with in regards to Jews and Gentiles? (Consider 2:14-15) 2. How can we to have Christ “dwell in our hearts through faith” (3:17), and what effect does this have on us, considering the analogy? 3. What is the “administration of God’s grace” (3:2) that seems to be revealed only to Paul? Is there a suggestion that of other “administrations” present for salvation?
  7. 7. Deep and WideDeep and wideDeep and wideTheres a fountain flowing deep and wideDeep and wideDeep and wideTheres a fountain flowing deep and wide
  8. 8.  Ephesians 4:1-5:20

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