Ephesians Bible Study
A 5-Lesson Study of Paul's Letter to the Ephesians
(podcasts with associated notes)
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There may be evil spiritual forces behind the people, the habits, and the situations that are messing up your life. But, the answer is not to try out everything available to see if something sticks. The answer is found in what Jesus already provides to you in Himself.
In Ephesians, Paul writes to give us confidence that Jesus is more powerful and effective than anything we can substitute for Him. Talking about God’s great power for us who believe in Jesus, Paul says,
That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms [most powerful position], far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed Him to be head over everything for the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills everything in every way. (Ephesians 1:19-22)
What is not included in everything? Evil is under His feet. As we sit with Him, evil is under our feet. All we have to do is remember our place with Him in the heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6). That’s where God dwells. And, it’s a place of power. Jesus has more power than anything we picture coming against us.
We can picture ourselves sitting with Jesus in the heavenly realms, with our treasure chest—all that we receive in Him. It’s not about something we do. It’s something that has already been done. We can rest in that and all the treasure that comes with it. That’s the way to guarantee successful living—God’s way of successful living. The treasure you have in Jesus Christ is more powerful and effective than anything you could substitute for Him.
What's in Your Treasure Chest?
Study Ephesians • 5 sessions
Focus: What kind of spiritual power have you put in your treasure chest? All you need is what is already given to you in Jesus Christ. Are you willing to get rid of your substitutes and cling to your treasure in Christ alone? Not just in your head, but in your heart and experiences. You can say with your heart to Him, “My treasure in you, Lord Jesus, is more powerful and effective than anything I could substitute for You. Please confirm that in my heart.”
Podcast: You can listen to "Your Treasure Chest" podcasts and download the notes.
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