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Ephesians (2018)

Ephesians (2018)

September 2018 - September 2021

How should we live as believers? Ephesians will inform us of our riches, our spiritual assets, in Christ and how we are to live. Ephesians is the most significant book for understanding our roles and responsibilities as Church Age believers. Listen to the series to put your spiritual growth into hyperdrive.

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Sun, Mar 01, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: Ephesians 2:8
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 57 mins 34 secs
Is our faith what saves us? Listen to this lesson to see that there is no merit in faith but the merit is in what we are believing. Find out that just believing that the Bible says Christ died for sin is not the same as believing that Christ died for our own sin. Hear twelve truths about faith and three applications of faith to our own lives that expand our understanding of trusting Christ as our Savior.
Sun, Apr 19, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: Ephesians 2:10
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 54 secs
What role do good works play in our Christian life? Listen to this lesson to learn that performing good works is not necessary for salvation but still holds significance when we are walking by means of the Holy Spirit. Find out what God’s goal and purpose is for believers. Understand the difference between justification and sanctification. See who “we” and “you” refer to in the text. Find out what it means that believers are created in righteousness and how that enables us to perform good works.
Sun, Apr 26, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: Ephesians 2:11
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 49 mins 30 secs
What does it mean that believers are the body of Christ? Listen to this lesson to hear an overview of the second section of Ephesians and find out the unimaginable riches which God has planned for all who trust Christ as their Savior. See how Christ’s death on the Cross brought together Jew and Gentile into this body of Christ and that the provisions are not only for the entire body but also for each of us individually. As we study these things in the coming weeks they will help us to develop a new understanding of our riches and challenge us to study God's Word.
Sun, May 03, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: Ephesians 2:11 & Matthew 16:18
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 48 mins 59 secs
Everyone assumes they know what a church is but do they really understand the biblical use of the term? Listen to this lesson to learn that after Christ’s death and resurrection a new entity came into being. Hear five introductory facts about it and find out when the word “church” is first used in the Bible. See who builds the church and what makes it distinctive. When you believe in Christ as your Savior understand that you become a part of the church and are a new creation.
Sun, May 10, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: Ephesians 2:11
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 50 mins 30 secs
What qualifications are there to become a member of the Church? Listen to this lesson to learn that God builds His Church His way and all who have believed in Christ as their Savior are members. Learn the difference between the universal Church and individual local churches. Hear a number of ways the word “church” is used in the New Testament and find out that it never refers to a building. See when the Church began and when it will end.
Sun, May 17, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: Ephesians 2:11
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 2 secs
What is the meaning of circumcision and what is its importance? Listen to this lesson to learn about its beginning with Abraham. Hear seven points that explain it. See what circumcision came to mean in the Second Temple period. Find out what an uncircumcised heart is and its meaning today.
Sun, May 24, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: Ephesians 2:12
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 50 mins 49 secs
What is the purpose of baptism in the Christian life? Listen to this lesson to learn that it is not a part of being saved but is an identification with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. Hear a history of baptism in the church and how Bible translators added at times to the confusion. Find out if “old man” refers to our sin nature. Hear two out of five characteristics of Gentiles before the Church Age. Let this lesson remind you how much God has given all believers during this dispensation.
Sun, May 31, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: Ephesians 2:12
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 58 mins 47 secs
What is an alien according to the Bible? Listen to this lesson to learn that all Gentiles were called aliens and it meant they were excluded from the privileges the Jews had. Find out this was not because the Jews were more righteous than others, but was a result of God’s mercy. See how this resulted in Antisemitism. Learn about the covenants of promise and when they will be fulfilled. As believers, we all have confidence knowing that God always has and always will keep all of His promises.
Sun, Jun 07, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: Ephesians 2:13
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 54 mins 34 secs
What does the Bible have to say about racism? Listen to this lesson to learn that just as the Jews and Gentiles were enemies at one time what is happening today illustrates the principle that racial prejudice is always wrong. Listen to a discussion of biblical respect for authority and the example of ending slavery in Britain as compared to the United States. See the importance of humility and love for others.
Sun, Jun 14, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: Ephesians 2:13
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 51 mins 28 secs
Is it Christ’s blood that saves us? Listen to this lesson to learn what the blood of Christ refers to and how it is used in Scripture. Hear three problems that have arisen concerning this phrase. Find out five other passages using the same kind of terms. Understand that it is the application of Christ’s death on the Cross to us as an individual that saves us.