Ephesians 3:1-21 Questions by Stephen Ricker
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A Servant of the Gospel
Questions for Study 3

Ephesians 3:1-21
Key Verse: 7


I. The Prisoner (1)

1. Who does Paul say he is a prisoner of? For whose sake was he a prison? What events took place that ended in him being a prisoner? (Acts 9:15-16, 19:1, 21, 21:11, 33-36, 27:1) What can we learn about life in Christ Jesus?

II. The Mystery of Christ (2-13)

2. What had Paul previously written about the mystery revealed to him? (2-3, 1:9-10) When might have this been made known by revelation? (Gal. 1:11-12, 15-18; Acts 9:23)

3. What was not made known to men in other generations? (4-6a) How was it revealed to the apostles and prophets? Through what events did the Spirit of God reveal the mystery? (Acts 10:15, 44-46, 11:18)

4. What is the gospel? (6a, 1 Cor. 15:1-8) What are the Gentiles and Israel heirs of? (6a; Acts 3:24-26; Gen. 22:17-18, 26:3-4; Rev. 21:1-5)

5. What does it mean that we are one body? (6b) What is the promise of Christ Jesus? (6c; John 14:3)

6. What two things did Paul consider God's grace to him? (7-9) What is God's purpose for the church? (10)

7. How was this accomplished through Jesus Christ? (11) What two things are needed to approach God? (12) How did Paul view his sufferings? (13)

II. Christ in Our Hearts (14-21)

8. How did Paul pray? (14) What kind of family do we belong to? (15) What was his prayer topic? (16)

9. How does Christ dwell in our hearts? (17; John 14:23-24)

10. What should we have a firm grasp of? (18-19a; John 15:13) Are you filled with God? (19b) How can you be? (Luke 4:1; Acts 7:55, 11:24)

11. What is God's power doing in us? (20) What is the purpose of the church? (21) Who is the church? (Heb. 12:22-24)