NextLevel Online: Ephesians

Session 2: Prelude – An Ode to Salvation (1:3-14)

What God has done for us?


Classroom Instructions

Materials: Lesson Outline

Opening Thoughts

  • Ephesians is a celebration of Christ’s saving power.

    • Eph 1-3: Christ’s saving power for us (proofs of his power)

    • Eph 4-6: Christ’s saving power in us (participating in his power)

  • But first, Paul gives us a prelude, an overture, an ode to salvation.

Unpacking Ephesians 1:3-14

  • The sentence itself is impressive!

  • The overwhelming form fits the content…

    • Being saved is awesome, and God is awesome for saving us…

    • All of _____ has been working through all of _____ to save all of _____.

  • Concretely, God has done you…

    • God _____ us (to be holy and blameless).

    • God _____ us for adoption.

    • God _____ us.

    • God has _____ us.

    • God has _____ truth to us.

    • God has _____ us.

    • God has _____ us with the Spirit

  • The blessings of the gospel become real to those who…

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

  • What are you most likely to get caught singing about?

  • What are you most likely to get caught crying about?

  • On a scale from 1-10, how “lucky” of a person are you? Why?

  • What did you learn from this video that you didn’t know before?

  • Which of these “blessings” most resonates with you right now? Why?

  • What practical difference would it make if you began each day by intentionally reminding yourself that God has done many good things for you?

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.