Lesson One: The Mystery!

Your First Love

The letter to the Ephesians unfolds theological truth about God's eternal purpose, the mystery of Christ and who believers are in Him! As we grow up together in Christ, as we learn truth and stand firmly on it, let us never leave our first love—Jesus Christ Himself!

As we start our discussion this week, here are some questions to get us underway:

What is your biggest hope for this study? What do you hope you'll get out of it?

Having overviewed Ephesians, what has most grabbed your attention so far?

Remember, I'd love for you to answer at least one of the questions AND to post a response to the comments of a classmate or two. 

Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Blessings,

pam

 

 

 

A 13-Minute Intro to Inductive Study

Slow Down . . . Find the One Meaning . . . Do It!

As we set out on our journey through Ephesians, we'll be studying the Bible inductively. For some of you, inductive Bible study is an old friend. Studying inductively is as natural as breathing. For others, you've tried it but find it overwhelming. You're thinking "Isn't it enough to read the text? Now I have to ask questions, look for key words, pay attention to time phrases, see all the comparisons, etc. etc. etc.? Will it never end?" Still others are now thinking, "What on earth have I gotten myself into?!"

As I explain in the video, inductive study simply means we use the Bible as our primary source when we study it. We actually open it up and read it. As we do, we:

Observe the text asking "What does the text say?"

Interpret the text asking "What does the text mean?"

Apply the text asking "How can I apply the meaning of the text in my life?"

If you're easily overwhelmed, stick with what I've explained to you in the video. If you'd like more step-by-step help, download this simple Guide to Inductive Bible Study from Precept Ministries International. You'll need to go through Precept's website, but the guide is free. 

If you haven't received your workbook yet, download the Lesson One PDF so you can get started now!

Thanks so much for being on this journey! Looking forward to digging into the Word with you!

Blessings,

pam :) 

 

Grow Up: Getting to Know Each Other!

Welcome!

I'm so glad you've decided to join me in this study of the book of Ephesians! 

Before our class officially gets underway, let's practice the art of online discussion and get to know each other all at the same time! 

Here are a few discussion questions to start our conversation:

What is your name and where are you from?
What is one unique fact about you?
What is your favorite book of the Bible and why?

Remember to answer and to post a comment on a classmate's post, too!

See you online!

Blessings,

pam :)

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