Bridge Cast - Letter to the Ephesians #01

Some background for the letter will be introduced. The main theme for this session involves the implications of the word apostle. This word determines how we read the New Testament. What an apostle writes is true across time and in every culture.

Bridge Cast - Letter to the Ephesians #02

The second session establishes the letter’s theme. More importantly, the apostle lays out what God has given the church so they can be live a unified community under the reign of Christ.

Bridge Cast - Letter to the Ephesians #02

As chapter 2 begins Paul reminds the church that previously they lived according to the desires of the world.

He develops the fact that God has rescued them from sin through Christ. They have been saved by faith apart from works. They are, therefore, God’s handiwork.

Bridge Cast - Letter to the Ephesians #04

At the conclusion of chapter 2 Paul shines light on Gentile members. The apostle reminds them that they were estranged.

However, through faith in Christ they have become equal members of God’s special family. Two humanities have become one.  Because of what Christ has done Gentiles have no reason to think themselves superior to Jews.themselves superior to Jews.

Bridge Cast - Letter to the Ephesians #05 - Part 1

At the beginning of chapter four Paul describes Christian character that expresses itself in ‘one body’. He teaches that various gifts given to individuals lead to spiritual maturity. Love is the supreme gift.

Bridge Cast - Letter to the Ephesians #05 - Part 2

At the beginning of chapter four Paul describes Christian character that expresses itself in ‘one body’. He teaches that various gifts given to individuals lead to spiritual maturity. Love is the supreme gift.

Bridge Cast - Letter to the Ephesians #06 - Part 1

The first paragraph of chapter 6 involves Paul’s teaching about children, slaves and masters. He tells each how to ‘Christianize’ these earthly relationships.

Bridge Cast - Letter to the Ephesians #06 - Part 2

The chapter ends with the theme of battle and the armour required for victory. Each piece of armour acts as a metaphor for the spiritual weapons victory requires.

Bridge Cast - Letter to the Ephesians #07