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Understanding the Bible Sunday School

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

June 23, 2024   Time: 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Contact: Wilbert Lewis
Phone: 803
Email: [email protected]

Greetings
 
Just a reminder, our Zoom and In-person Sunday School class is scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday, June 25, 9:00 AM.  The In-person class will meet in the Conference Room and we will Zoom from the same location. 
 
We will continue our discussion of Lesson 9.  The discussion outline is attached.              
 
Blessings and Peace,
 
Deacon Lewis
 
 
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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5169035380
 
Meeting ID: 516 903 5380
 
Blessings and Peace,
 
Deacon Lewis

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TODAY'S LESSON IS . . . 

 

 

  Saint John Baptist Church – Sunday School

God’s People Alive in Christ

Lesson 9     Ephesians 2

May 26 & June 2, 2024                                                                  

Objectives:  To: (1) see that God regenerates all who have believed in Christ; and (2) gratefully acknowledge the ways God has changed us.

  1. Spiritual Death (2:1-3) Paul reminded the Ephesians that they were spiritually dead before coming to Christ. They had been enslaved to the world, the devil, and the flesh, and thus had been objects of God’s wrath.

How does Paul define spiritual death?

How have you seen Paul’s definition of spiritual death verified?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

  1. Spiritual Life (2:4-10) Although Paul and the Ephesians had been spiritually dead, God had extended mercy to them through Christ, making them spiritually alive and giving them honor. This new status brings glory to God and inspires believers to do good works.                                                                                      

What do these verses (8-10) teach about the relationship between our works and God’s grace in the Christian life?                                                     

  1. Remembering Prior Alienation (2:11-13) Again Paul contrasted the Ephesians’ previous condition with their present condition. This time he did it by contrasting their previous distance from God as Gentiles with their present nearness to God through Christ’s sacrifice.

 What are the reasons for the superior attitudes of some in the church today?

  1. Made One in Christ (2:14-18) Paul explained that Christ’s death reconciled Jewish and Gentile believers to each other as well as to God.

Ask Yourself … Do I feel at peace with my fellow believers?  Do I feel at peace with God?

  1. A Holy Temple (2:19-22) Paul used an architectural metaphor to stress that believers from diverse backgrounds and cultures are now united in a common household, the Church. Christ is the “cornerstone” that joins diverse groups together.

What difference should awareness of the Spirit’s presence in our lives make from day to day?

Remembering Prior Alienation (2:11-13) Again Paul contrasted the Ephesians’ previous condition with their present condition. This time he did it by contrasting their previous distance from God as Gentiles with their present nearness to God through Christ’s sacrifice.

What are the reasons for the superior attitudes of some in the church today?

  1. Made One in Christ (2:14-18) Paul explained that Christ’s death reconciled Jewish and Gentile believers to each other as well as to God.

Ask Yourself … Do I feel at peace with my fellow believers?  Do I feel at peace with God?

  1. A Holy Temple (2:19-22) Paul used an architectural metaphor to stress that believers from diverse backgrounds and cultures are now united in a common household, the Church. Christ is the “cornerstone” that joins diverse groups together.

What difference should awareness of the Spirit’s presence in our lives make from day to day? 


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