Gene Cunningham - June 9, 2003

Ephesians #2

Ephesians #2

Eph 1:1-4 The will and work of God is highlighted in Chapter 1 (Eph 1:5, Eph 1:9, Eph 1:11). The trinity is noted in every chapter. This lesson includes biblical principles regarding church discipline -- restoring a member who is sinning (Gal 6:1-2). Method of restoring is covered in Mat 18:15-20. Private sins should be dealt with privately -- public sins publicly.Mat 15:18 "binding" on earth reflects what has been bound in heaven if handled biblically. To those that fall into sin, Satan tries to numb them to the damaging effects of sin (Rom 16:17-20). However, if you deal with it wisely (be obedient and separate as necessary), Satan will be crushed. There's a difference in dealing with family, than someone on the outside (1Co 5:9-13). "Judging" and exercising "judgement" is different; Paul says to apply scripture. Biblical separation is in order (breaking fellowship); God does the discipline (2Th 3:6-15, Eph 5:8-21). The call to a believer in darkness ("sleep-death") is to "awake" (Eph 5:14) or die the sin unto death (1Jo 5:16).

Scripture References: Ephesians 1:5, Romans 16:17-20, Ephesians 1:1-4, Matthew 15:18, Matthew 18:15-20, Galatians 6:1-2, John 5:16, Ephesians 1:11, Ephesians 5:14, Ephesians 1:9, Ephesians 5:8-21

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More than any book Ephesians reveals the blessings from God based on our relationship with Jesus Christ by grace through faith. Eph 1:3 is the a key verse. Other key verses by chapter include Eph 2:8 Eph 3:19 Eph 4:1 Eph 5:18 and Eph 6:10-11.

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