Ephesians Bible Study Part 2 – Our Identity in Christ

by Dale Partridge

In a generation of Christians who struggle with identity and value, the first chapter of Ephesians offers the believer a treasure of edifying truth.

Listen to Ephesians Bible Study Part 1 – The Treasury of the New Testament

In this episode, pastor Dale Partridge looks to verses 1:3-6 and unpacks the rich blessings given to Christians in Christ. The structure of this study is as follows:

  1. He Blessed Us (vs. 3)
  2. He Chose Us (vs. 4)
  3. He Predestined Us (vs. 5-6)

Takeaway Lesson: We are blessed of God, in Christ, by election, through predestination.

Individual or Small Group Questions

  1. Do a study on biblical spiritual blessings. Make a list of at least 5-10. Are there any spiritual blessings that can be experienced outside of Christ? 
  2. Read Romans 8:29-30 and John 10:24-30. If God chose you in Christ and spiritually resurrected your soul (that is, you were born again), can you ever fall away from Christ?
  3. Meditate on the phrase “before for the foundation of the world.” How does this clarify your understanding of God’s plan of redemption? 
  4. If God is soverign over salvation and He chooses us and we do not choose Him, then why evanglize? Additionally, if God chooses who He will save has there ever been a chosen person who didn’t hear the Gospel before they died?

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After watching or listening to this episode, what is your opinion? Do you have any questions or comments? Maybe you have something to add to the discussion? If so, let us know in the comments below.

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