Ephesians Bible Study Part 3 – How to Cherish the Grace of God

by Dale Partridge

According to Ephesians 2:7, God wants us to know the immeasurable riches of His grace and kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. That is, He wants us to know the magnificence of Christ, the greatness of His redemptive work, and the love demonstrated toward us who believe.

Listen to Ephesians Bible Study Part 2 – Our Identity in Christ

However, we cannot grasp the depths of these realities until we grasp the darkness of our story. One theologian famously said, “The worse we realize we are, the greater we realize God’s grace is.” That is the essence behind this episode. Dale Partridge looks to Ephesians 2:1-7 in an effort to understand who we were before Christ and who we are now because of Christ.

Takeaway Lesson: We were dead, but God made us alive!

Individual and Small Group Questions

  1. Read 1 Corinthians 2:14. If the natural man is born spiritually dead, can he understand spiritual truths? Or does he have to be spiritually born before he can understand? How does this effect your view of how God saves people?
  2. How do you view your redemption in light of Ephesians 2:1-7? Do you have a greater gratitude and amazement? If not, why?
  3. In Ephesians 2:8, Does “that” in refer to the grace of God or faith or both? After discussing, read this article.

Block Diagram of Ephesians 2:1-7

Resources

  1. Union With Christ in Paul’s Epistles
  2. You Must be Born Again
  3. Is there an Age of Accountability?

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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