NextLevel Online: Ephesians

Session 4: Proof #1: From Death to Life (2:1-10)

How do we know Jesus is most powerful?


Classroom Instructions

Materials: Lesson Outline

Opening Thoughts

  • Don’t read past the familiar parts too quickly!

  • Initial thoughts on Ephesians 2:

    • Must take the two parts together.

    • Must take it personally.

Ephesians 2, Part 1 (2:1-10)

  • How do we know Jesus is most powerful? He brings dead people back to life.

    • Problem (2:1-3)

      • A

      • B

      • C

    • Solution (2:4-10)

      • Made alive with…

      • Saved by…

  • You know what you need right now?

Questions for Reflection and Discussion:

  • What movie do you think gets better every time you watch it? Why?

  • Do you tend to read too quickly through passages like this, or are you good at slowing down and soaking in the truth?

  • What are some different ways people today explain “what’s wrong with our world”? How does these answers compare or contrast to what Paul says in Ephesians 2?

  • True or False: We will appreciate the solution to the extent that we comprehend the problem? (If true, what should we do with this?)

  • What kind of “works” are you tempted to rely on to establish your place with God? Why?

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.