December 31, 2021 – February 4, 2022
Ephesians: A Summary of the Gospel and What it Means for How We Live
When our experiences differ from the cultural norm, it’s natural to feel insecure, like an outsider unsure of how to move forward. The Ephesian Christians definitely felt this way. They were a community made up of primarily new, Gentile believers living out their belief in Jesus Christ in a culture that was quite contrary to their newfound faith. So to encourage and energize them, Paul wrote an impassioned letter. In this letter to the Ephesians, he expounds on who God is and how through God’s salvation work all people can find assurance of salvation and inclusion in God’s family. Join Groundwork in studying the biblical book of Ephesians. Together, we’ll find encouragement in Pauls’s teaching and invigoration for our own faith.
Episodes in this Series
December 31 , 2021
God's Plan and Spiritual Blessings
Find assurance that God has not abandoned us, but that he actively cares for his creation and provides his Holy Spirit to us as a seal that helps us trust that God is in control.
January 7 , 2022
Life and Reconciliation in Christ
Paul seeks also to energize our faith in the midst of discouraging circumstances by unpacking the profound truth that in God's grace through Jesus Christ we can find justice, reconciliation, and belonging in God’s family.
January 14 , 2022
You Belong. Be Rooted in Christ’s Love.
Study Ephesians 3 to receive the Apostle Paul’s assurance that we belong in God’s family, that his promises are, indeed, for us, and to be blessed by his prayer for the Holy Spirit to root us in Christ’s love.
January 21 , 2022
Your Identity in Christ and Your Behavior
Discover why the Apostle Paul says believing in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior should change your behavior, in all spheres of your life, and what this means for how we should live in our daily lives.
January 28 , 2022
Living God's Way in Our Relationships
The Apostle Paul challenges cultural expectations and encourages all of us to submit to each other. Discover what he meant by submission and how it helps each of us live as God intends us to in our relationships today.
February 4 , 2022
Spiritual Attacks and the Armor of God
The devil is always scheming to undermine and distract us from our faith, but God has equipped us to defend ourselves from his attacks and remain confident in our faith.