Walk into nearly any church and it won’t take long before you hear the words “grace” and “peace” being thrown around – yet most of us don’t understand the depths of those two words are.
In Paul’s salutation and introduction in Ephesians, he uses the common greeting of his day (“grace” to the Greeks and Romans, and “peace” for the Jews) but packs this phrase with spiritual depth, describing his desire for the Christians in Asia Minor … that they would experience the fullness of God’s grace and as a result, His peace in their lives.
In this expositional Bible study of Ephesians 1:1-2, we examine Paul’s greeting and his passionate desire that we live with Christ as the center and fullness of our lives.
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Key Passage: Ephesians 1:2
Ephesians 1:2 – “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”
In Our Next Study Together …
I invite you to join me on this journey from the book of Ephesians to discover God’s eternal purpose, His plan for your
- Focus of our next study: Ephesians 1:3
- We will examine the 3 words for “blessing” found in Ephesians 1:3
- I encourage you to read through Ephesians a couple of times this week and focus specifically on the blessing section found in Ephesians 1:3-14.
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The Deeper Christian Bible Study Series
The Deeper Christian Bible Study Series in Ephesians is an in-depth verse-by-verse study of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. These studies will guide you through this life-changing book of the Bible and give you practical application to help you grow in your faith, gain greater intimacy with Jesus, experience the victorious Christian life, and help you build your life around Jesus Christ.
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