v9: He ascended, Acts 2.27,30; 13.33-37; having descended into the lower parts of the earth, the domain of the dead, 1 Pet 3.19; 4.6, where He tasted death for us; He was then raised up, begotten again (Ps 2.7). _____________________________________________________, What are we all to come into (v.13)? What can we do to renew our minds as it says in Romans 12:2? 3. All other religious belief is therefore error. ____________________________________, What are they past (v.19)? created this new life within you. 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Welcome to the fourth of six studies of the Book of Ephesians. _________________________________________, What should we no more be like (v.14)? He distributes the gifts as the returning victor, with captives in His train. Click here to download these questions as a PDF file. __________________________________________________, What is the old man like (v.22)? Again, this is a deliberate choosing to go God's way. 2. _____________________________________, What should you endeavor to keep (v.3)? The idea of those with “deceitful scheming” comes from the dice-thrower, who can throw to the best advantage; he has sleight of hand. What did Paul call himself (Eph. created this new life within you. Listed below are 12 major Christian denominations from the World Almanac and Book of Facts. ____________________________________________________, In what way should we speak the truth (v.15)? ____________________________________, What are we members of (v.25)? ___________________________________, What offices in the church did God have some men to be (v.11)? We may feel angry when one person suffers unfairly at the hands of another; anger is a response to another person; however we are not right to maintain an attitude of bitterness or wrath towards the wrong-doer. Well then there must be apostles still, because apostles were given till then.’ (William Burton, Into Africa, Part 2, Chapter 6.). 1. _______________________________________, What two things did Christ do when He ascended up on high (v.8)? Ephesians Paul insists that Christians reject such things in their own lives; there is a need to keep close to the Lord, that we might be sensitive to these things springing up in our lives. By implication we see the mighty change required to save an individual, and the great power of God to effect that change. v7: Christ's gift of grace given to each one of us, for no one is excluded, Rom 12.6; 1 Cor 12.7,11. v11: Gifts are given at Christ's choice and initiative and discretion. Jesus gave us the gifts of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors (ESV), [1] 4:9 Or the lower parts of the earth? There are two main themes; godly lips, and godly lives. All glory is now His, He is far above all, 1.21. v31: Bitterness, rage, anger, brawling, slander, malice; all these are to be put away totally. In this sense the people are the gifts that God has given. Columns at the ruins of Ephesus in modern day Turkey. 4:1 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 1. Unity is inward and unseen; there is one God and one Spirit, whom no man can see; one faith and one hope, which are in us; but are nevertheless very real. They form different classes of apostles. What are the two aspects of Christian doctrine that Paul contrasts in verses 4 through 13? What were they taught? [5] 4:22 Greek man; also verse 24. v1: Live a life worthy, conscious of the true value of good works, knowing that they do not contribute to our salvation, nor do they maintain our salvation. _________________________________________________, What are you to put away (v.25)? 19 They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. Their conscience is marred; having lost all sensitivity, 1 Tim 4.2. answer the daily study questions. ____________________________________, With what characteristics should you walk worthy of the calling (v.2)? They are therefore given over to all manner of sensuality, impurity and lust; devoted to sinful pleasures and practices. v4-6: The reality of unity is expressed in seven ways; That there is but one faith is clear, for there is but one God, who is eternal, omnipotent, omniscient; there is no room for another. What do you think are the habits we need to develop as individual believers to reach our spiritual maturity? ______________________________________, To what measure are we to come to (v.13)? 3. After you have read chapter four below, it's a good idea to There are differences of doctrine and practice and understanding. ‘working’ – seeing our purpose and aims fulfilled, as each one plays its part, to the blessing of the whole. ___________________, ____________________________________________________________________________, In what should you bear with one another (v.2)? __________________________________, ______________________________________________________________________________, By Pastor Todd R. Cook (toddrcook@biblestudies4u.info).