Paul has one main desire in Ephesians—for you to know Jesus Christ and your position in Him. All of life, according to Paul, flows out of this reality.
Throughout the last several years, I’ve studied the book of Ephesians in depth and my love for God’s Word and for Jesus has only increased—as Jesus has used His Word to transform my life.
Ephesians is a tremendous book to study if you …
- desire to find a firm foundation in your spiritual life
- long for greater intimacy with Jesus
- seek to have greater unity with the Body of Christ (the Church)
- feel unworthy of the Gospel but want to experience its power in your daily living
- want to know your spiritual position as a believer
- want to understand what Christ did upon the Cross on your behalf
- desire to live the victorious and triumphant Christian life
- need to be equipped to fight the spiritual war we are all engaged in
The deeperChristian Bible Study Series
A lot of people have asked me about my early studies in the book of Ephesians—and unfortunately, I don’t have too many of them (or I’m too embarrassed to show them haha).
For the last few years, I’ve desired to re-teach my studies in the book of Ephesians on video. Today launches the first of many videos in the deeperChristian Bible Study Series. Though we will study a variety of other books and topics, the primary desire of this series is to walk through the book of Ephesians verse-by-verse.
How you can use these videos
Unlike the Ginosko in the Word series—where there is study helps, questions, and aids for you to study with me once a month (note: the next video releases next week)—this Bible study series is a weekly exposition/study primarily in Ephesians. You are welcome to study along as we walk through each verse …
Obviously, you are welcome and encouraged to study the passages yourself (and studying beforehand will likely be the greatest benefit to you) but listening to the exposition of God’s Word is also enriching and edifying.
Either way, my desire for you is that you understand the rich depths of God’s Word and are transformed by the Spirit of God. This series isn’t meant to be solely an academic pursuit, rather, my aim is that we would know Jesus more, apply and obey the truth of His Word, and live the victorious life the Bible describes we can have.
In this first episode, we look at the book of Ephesians as a whole—the author, audience, purpose, and structure. We do a simple study of the city of Ephesus and set the stage for next week when we begin to dive into Paul’s introduction of the book (Ephesians 1:1-2).