NextLevel Online: Ephesians

Session 1: Intro and Overview (1:1-2)

What is the message of Paul to Ephesians?


Classroom Instructions

Materials: Lesson Outline

Opening Thoughts

  • Paul (likely) wrote this letter in AD _____ from ____ in Rome.

  • Ephesians was probably a circular letter –

  • Approaching with the right disposition – What do you want?

Ephesians 1:1

  • “Paul, an …”

  • To God’s people…

    • In…

    • In…

Ephesians 1:2

  • Peace…

  • Through grace…

Questions for Discussion and Reflection

  • What is the most important letter you have ever written or received? What makes it stand out?

  • What role has Ephesians played in the shaping of your faith up to this point (that you are aware of)?

  • Generally speaking, what do you expect from studying the Bible? What do you want from this study of Ephesians?

  • What do you know about Paul coming into this study? What is the significance of him being an “Apostle”?

  • When you read the “grace in peace” line in Paul’s letters, how often do you slow down and think through what he’s saying? What are we missing when we fail to take a close look?

About NextLevel Online

The vision of Ozark Christian College is to glorify God by evangelizing the lost and edifying Christians worldwide. The mission of Ozark Christian College is to train men and women for Christian service as a degree-granting institution of biblical higher education.