An Exposition Of Ephesians 2 : 1-10

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Analysis Paper An Exposition of Ephesians 2:1-10 By: Michele Mosca Presented to: Prof. Jordan Newton Bible Study Methods Bi202 9:00am 11/12/2014 Ephesians 2:1-10 Theme Statement of Book Believers have been unified in salvation by grace and are called to live like Christ. Main Idea of Passage At one point in time, everyone lived as a sinner. But God chose to save them through grace. Believers should respond in good works. Outline of Passage I. We used to live in disobedience as slaves to sin and our flesh (v. 1-3). II. But God restored us to himself through his love and mercy and saved us with his grace (v. 4-7). III. Although we were not saved by works, we are called to respond to God by doing the works he prepared for…show more content…
“The grandeur of the ancient city is evident in the remains uncovered by archaeologists, including the ruins of the Artemision, the civic agora, the temple of Domitian, gymnasiums, public baths, a theater with seating for 24,000, a library, and the commercial agora, as well as several streets and private residences” (Holman, np). This was a big city, full of culture, and full of ungodly people and activities. Among the many religious groups in the city, there were many Jews there who were brought the gospel right after Pentecost (Orr, np). Because of the pluralism of religions in the city, new Christians didn’t know exactly what to believe or how to worship. On top of this, the city was constantly bombarded with false teachers trying to tell people that salvation came from works, not faith (MacArthur, np). Paul visited Ephesus on his first missionary journey, on the way from Greece to Syria. After his third missionary journey, he stayed there and pastored the Ephesian church for 3 years (Easton, np). “Though Paul was not the first to bring Christianity to Ephesus, for Jews had long lived there, he was the first to make progress against the worship of Diana” (Orr, np). Because of his strong ties to the church, Paul cared deeply about the faith of the believers there (Macarthur, np). The theme of his letter to the Ephesians is that believers have been unified in salvation by grace and are called to live like Christ. Ephesians 2:1-8 focused mainly

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