Sessions with Ephesians

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Sessions with Ephesians

Toward a New Identity in Christ

by William L. Self & Michael D. McCullar

Retail Price: $14.00
Paperback | 110 pages
ISBN: 978-1-57312-838-4

Brief Description

Sessions with Ephesians is a nine-session study unit designed to explore Paul’s response to a young congregation in need of a definable doctrine and a theological document to meet the needs of an expanding church that was literally being invaded by divisive and contrary philosophies. Each session is followed by thought-provoking questions that allow for a deeper experience of the scriptural passages.

Ephesians has been called “the most contemporary book in the Bible.” Strip it of just a few first-century references and it would be easily applicable to the modern church. It was, however, directed to the church of Paul’s day that struggled with issues of inclusion and moving beyond the constraints of ancient Judaism. In this letter we see where God wants to take the church, and, if we truly internalize its words, we see our own unique role in God’s plans.

About the Authors

William L. Self is Pastor Emeritus at Johns Creek Baptist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia. Dr. Self is a graduate of Stetson University (BA), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (BD), and Candler School of Theology (ThD). The McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University has established the William L. Self Preaching Lectureship in his honor.

Michael D. McCullar is the lead educator at Johns Creek Baptist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama-Birmingham, New Orleans Baptist Seminary, and Oxford Graduate School. He is the creator and series editor of the Sessions series and author of The Basics of TheologyA Christian’s Guide to Islam, and co-author of Building Blocks for Sunday School Growth.

Table of Contents

Introducing Ephesians

Session 1
The Chosen Ones: Ephesians 1:3-14

Session 2
Paul’s Prayer for the Ephesian Believers: Ephesians 1:15-23

Session 3
The Way We Were: Ephesians 2:1-10

Session 4
A Letter from the Roman Jail: Ephesians 3:1-21

Session 5
Thou Shalt Not Misbehave: Ephesians 4:1-6

Session 6
Up, Down, and Getting Busy: Ephesians 4:7-16

Session 7

Don’t Be So Gentile: Ephesians 4:17-32

Session 8
To Do as Jesus Did: Ephesians 5:1-20

Session 9
The Laundry List: Ephesians 5:22–6:20

Works Cited

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