Welcome to the second of six studies of the Book of Ephesians.
In Ephesians Chapter 2 we learn that Christians are saved by grace. We also learn when we become Christians we're not who we used to be and we're filled with new life and have the blessings of God's kindness and eternal gift to us.
You'll also learn about how we're members of one body in this second chapter of the Book of Ephesians.
Your learning comes from reading and studying the Bible.
After you've read Ephesians chapter two below, it's a good idea to answer the daily study questions.
God Bless and enjoy your study!
1. Ephesians Chapter 2 starts off with the words "And you" or “As for you…” in the NIV, which signifies a shift in focus or a comparison with the previous topic. To what or whom are the sinners dead in their sins being compared?
2. Who is the ruler of the kingdom of the air?
3. From the first three verses of Ephesians Chapter 2, describe 3 things that sinners follow.
1. As mere men and women we will never act as merciful as God, and we
will never demonstrate as great a love as God our Father. Aside from the
obvious sacrifice of Jesus Christ, what is the greatest human act of
mercy or love that you have witnessed or heard of in your life?
2. What’s the difference between mercy and grace? Can you have one without the other?
3. In verse 2 we see the name of the devil given as the prince of the power of the air, or the ruler of the kingdom of the air in the NIV. What are some other names God gives him from the following verses not found in the Book of Ephesians?
1. Cite three reasons for our salvation given in verses 1 through 10.
2. Describe people’s lives before salvation from the following verses. In fact the verses describe each of our lives without Christ, so start each with the words, “I was…” and then add the characteristic from the verse provided.
Now describe people’s lives after salvation from the following verses from Chapter 2.
Thank God the verses describe each of our lives with Christ, so start each with the words, “I am…” or “I will be…” and then add the characteristic from the verse provided.
In verse 7
In verse 10
In verse 18
1. In Ephesians Chapter 2 verses 14 through 18, we see the word “both”
in verse 14; “of twain” in verse 15; the word “both” in verse 16; and
the words “we both” in verse 18. Explain the use of these words. What
do they refer to?
2. If God was reading the following words to you from His instruction book – Ephesians Chapter 2, verses 8 through 10 – Which words would He emphasize?
3. How should we act towards people of different religions? Should we become acquainted with someone of another faith at work or as a neighbor and they do not wish to hear about our God, how should we act towards them? What about people who are hostile towards Christians?
1. In the following verses from Ephesians Chapter 2 cite what God has accomplished “in Christ Jesus”; identify what is accomplished “in Christ Jesus”.
2. What is a cornerstone and why do you think Jesus Christ was described as a cornerstone?