Questions for Thu, Nov 19th (Eph 1-2)
1.) Who did Paul write this letter to?
The the church at Ephesus.
2.) Did we have any choice in our predestination?
Yes, the choice to believe and accept it or not.
3.) God works out everything in conformity to his what?
The purpose of his will.
4.) What was the seal with which the Ephesians were marked?
They received the Holy Spirit.
5.) What was Paul's prayer for the Ephesians?
His prayer is that they become closer to God in their knowledge.
6.) What example is given of how God exerted his mighty power?
When He raised Christ from the dead and seated Him at His right hand.
7.) What is the church?
The church is the body of Christ.
8.) Who is "the ruler of the kingdom of the air"?
9.) Even though we are sinful, what did Jesus do for us?
He loved us so much that he redeemed us through his sacrificial death.
10.) By what are we saved?
By grace we are saved.
11.) Does this chapter mean we don't have to do any works?
No it means if you understand the grace that has been given to you, you can not help yourself to do good works.
12.) Through what were the Gentiles brought into the promise?
Through the saving blood of Jesus Christ.
13.) What was destroyed by Christ's death and what physical event happened during Christ's death that this reminds us of?
The old law. The tearing of the veil symbolized our access to God.
14.) So now the Gentiles and Jews are fellow what and should go by what name?
15.) Who is the foundation of the church and who is the cornerstone?
The apostles and prophets are the foundation and Jesus is the chief cornerstone.
16.) Where does God dwell?
With the church. In the hearts of believers.