Ephesians: How God Puts Things Back Together

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The letter to the Ephesian church is Paul’s masterpiece. In it, he works out his understanding of who God is, what God has done, and what he is doing in and through the Church. Much of that could be summed up in his statement in chapter one, “a plan...to unite all things in him, things in heaven and on earth.” 

In other words, God is putting things back together. God is taking all that is broken and lost, and piecing it back together. Through the life, death and resurrection of his son Jesus, God is forming his people into a reflection of who he is to the world around them. Starting with theological concepts and then working them out into practical instructions, Paul gives us a comprehensive picture of what belonging to Jesus is and what that generates in a group of people who live in light of it. 

This series takes 17 weeks to work through the letter to the Ephesians and understand what it means for us today. 

Teachings

Week 1: Getting Acquainted
Kent Bateman / May 13, 2018 / Ephesians 1:1-2


Week 2: When the Blessings Come Down…
Kent Bateman / May 20, 2018 / Ephesians 1:3-14


Week 3: …The Prayers Go Up
Kent Bateman & Marcus Williamson / May 27, 2018 / Ephesians 1:15-23


Week 4: The Walking Dead
Marcus Williamson / June 3, 2018 / Ephesians 2:1-10


Week 5: Racial Harmony
Antony Frederick / June 10, 2018 / Ephesians 2:11-22


Week 6: Through, Not Just To
Kent Bateman / June 17, 2018 / Ephesians 3:1-13


Week 7: A Prayer for Power
Jeff Hsiang / June 24, 2018 / Ephesians 3:14-21


Week 8: Expectations & Realities of Church
Kent Bateman / July 1, 2018 / Ephesians 4:1-16


Week 9: How to Become Who You Already Are
Tim Olson / July 8, 2018 / Ephesians 4:17-24


Week 10: How We Treat Each Other
Kent Bateman / July 15, 2018 / Ephesians 4:25-5:2


Week 11: How We Think About Sex
Kent Bateman / July 22, 2018 / Ephesians 5:1-14


Week 12: Spirits, the Spirit, & Spiritual Songs
Kent Bateman / July 29, 2018 / Ephesians 5:15-20


Week 13: Wives, Husbands, & the Gospel
Jeff Hsiang / August 5, 2018 / Ephesians 5:21-33


Week 14: Children, Parents, & the Gospel
Kent Bateman / August 12, 2018 / Ephesians 6:1-4


Week 15: Roman Slavery & Modern Implications
Kent Bateman / August 19, 2018 / Ephesians 6:5-9


Week 16: What to Wear to a War
Kent Bateman / August 26, 2018 / Ephesians 6:10-20


Week 17: Putting it All Back Together
Kent Bateman / September 2, 2018 / Ephesians 6:21-24