Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Discover Together Ephesians: Introduction

For the next nine Wednesdays I'll be blogging through the Discover Together study on Ephesians by Sue Edwards. I'll include a link to her short video clip and then add some of my own reflections on the study. You can follow The Discover Series on Facebook and find out what other study participants are say. (www.facebook.com/DiscoverTogetherSeries)

Edwards starts off the study this week with an introduction to Ephesians. It is a spiritual warfare manual showing how to live in a world system opposed to God. Ephesians is good for new believers for it shows them the basics of the Christian walk. But it is good for seasoned believers too as it has deep truths explained like nowhere else in Scripture.

The Ephesian church was only six years old. The city was the center of Artemis worship, the Temple of Artemis being one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The Ephesian Christians lived in the Roman center of the occult and magical arts. They needed to learn how to live victoriously, and so can we.

Edwards divides Ephesians into three sections (as did Watchman Nee): sit, walk, stand. Next Wednesday I'll blog insights from Lesson 1 on Ephesians 1:1-14.

Watch the introductory video by Sue Edwards here.

You find out more about the study series at www.discovertogetherseries.com and see the video clips at www.discoveryseries.net.

Sue Edwards is an associate professor of Christian education at Dallas Theological Seminary. She brings over thirty years of experience to the classroom as a Bible teacher, curriculum writer, and overseer of several women's ministries. She is the author or co-author of several books. She has a D.Min. From Gordon-Conwell theological Seminary and a master's in Bible from Dallas Theological Seminary. She and her husband have been married for forty years, have two married daughters and five grandchildren.

Kregel Publications, 127 pages. See the publisher's product page for more information about the book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book through Open Book Promotion for the purpose of blogging this study.
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