Ephesians Study

Ephesians Study

The Video Study:

Author and professor Mark Roberts teaches through the book of Ephesians. Based on Roberts’ Ephesians commentary in The Story of God Bible Commentary series, lessons tackle the historical distance between the New Testament and contemporary culture. Roberts offers a clear and compelling introduction to the entire book of Ephesians, using a story-centric approach to guide viewers in creatively and faithfully living out the book’s message in today’s context. 

Ephesians, A Video Study is part of the Beyond the Basics Series, which is dedicated to bringing expert teaching from world’s best biblical scholars and theologians directly to interested learners.

We will be using this study not only to learn from this important New Testament letter, but also to learn how to read and study God’s Word for ourselves!

Session Schedule:

June 5, 2024 – S1: Introduction  

June 12, 2024 – S2: Ephesians 1:1-2  

June 19, 2024 – S3: Ephesians 1:3-14  

June 26, 2024 – S4: Ephesians 1:15-23  

July 3, 2024 – S5: Ephesians 2:1-10  

July 10, 2024 – VBS NO STUDY

July 17, 2024 – BUSINESS MEETING NO STUDY

July 24, 2024 – S6: Ephesians 2:11-22  

July 31, 2024 – S7: Ephesians 3:1-13  

August 7, 2024 – S8: Ephesians 3:14-21  

August 14, 2024 – S9: Ephesians 4:1-6  

August 21, 2024 – S10: Ephesians 4:7-16  

August 28, 2024 – S11: Ephesians 4:17-5:2  

September 4, 2024 – S12: Ephesians 5:3-14  

September 11, 2024 – S13: Ephesians 5:15-20  

September 18, 2024 – S14: Ephesians 5:21-33  

September 25, 2024 – S15: Ephesians 6:1-4  

October 2, 2024 – S16: Ephesians 6:5-9  

October 9, 2024 BUSINESS MEETING NO STUDY

October 16, 2024 – S17: Ephesians 6:10-20

October 23, 2024 – S18: Ephesians 6:21-24

October 30, 2024

The book may be previewed here:

https://www.christianbook.com/ephesians-ebook-mark-roberts/9780310599128/pd/82565EB

We have a limited number of books immediately available at the church for $19.82 each.

A new commentary for today’s world, The Story of God Bible Commentary explains and illuminates each passage of Scripture in light of the Bible’s grand story. 

The first commentary series to do so, SGBC offers a clear and compelling exposition of biblical texts, guiding everyday readers in how to creatively and faithfully live out the Bible in their own contexts. Its story-centric approach is ideal for pastors, students, Sunday school teachers, and laypeople alike.

Each volume employs three main, easy-to-use sections designed to help readers live out God’s story:

  • LISTEN to the Story: Includes complete NIV text with references to other texts at work in each passage, encouraging the reader to hear it within the Bible’s grand story.
  • EXPLAIN the Story: Explores and illuminates each text as embedded in its canonical and historical setting.
  • LIVE the Story: Reflects on how each text can be lived today and includes contemporary stories and illustrations to aid preachers, teachers, and students.

—Ephesians—

Like all of Paul’s letters, Ephesians is centered in the gospel and its implications. It tells the story of what God has done in Christ and spells out the ethical implications of this story. But the letter to the Ephesians is unique among Paul’s letters in many ways, including in how it tells of the story of God, beginning “before the creation of the world” and ending in eternity.

Video Presenter and Author:

The Rev. Dr. Mark D. Roberts is a pastor, author, retreat leader, speaker, and blogger. Since 2015, he has been the Executive Director of the Max De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Seminary. Previously, he was the Senior Director and Scholar-in-Residence for Laity Lodge, a multifacted ministry in the Hill Country of Texas. Before then, he was for sixteen years a Senior Pastor in Irvine, California. 

Mark studied at Harvard University, receiving a B.A. in Philosophy, an M.A. in the Study of Religion, and a Ph.D. in New Testament and Christian Origins. He has taught classes in New Testament for Fuller Theological Seminary and San Francisco Theological Seminary.

Mark’s blog can be found at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markdroberts/. He also writes a devotional called Life for Leaders, which can be found here: http://lifeforleaders.depree.org/devotionals/. 

Mark serves on the editorial board of Worship Leader magazine. Additionally, he has published over a hundred articles in leading magazines and journals. He often speaks for churches and other Christian groups, and has been interviewed on over seventy-five radio programs nationwide.