Sunday Connect Lesson for August 7, 2022
on August 7th, 2022
Saved By GracePaul wrote his letter to the Ephesians while under house arrest in Rome around AD 61 or 62.  In this section of the letter, Paul explained the key truth that all people can be saved by grace through faith in Christ, and not by works.The second chapter of Ephesians is full of before and after snapshots of the significant differences between being "in Christ" or being without Him.Study...  Read More
August 6, 2022
on August 6th, 2022
QUESTIONS FOR THE WEEKEphesians 2:1-10 contains some deep theology. Verses 8-10 speak of the eternal security of a   believer.  Do you struggle with the idea that salvation is free and forever? Do you ever serve because you feel guilty? On the flip side, believers were created for good works – where do you love serving? The following section (2:11-22) speaks of level ground at the foot of the Cros...  Read More
August 5, 2022
on August 5th, 2022
Ephesians 3:14-21 (HCSB)Prayer for Spiritual Power14 For this reason I kneel before the Father 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named. 16 I pray that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power in the inner man through His Spirit, 17 and that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and firmly est...  Read More
August 4, 2022
on August 4th, 2022
Ephesians 3:1-13 (HCSB)Paul’s Ministry to the Gentiles 3 For this reason, I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles— 2 you have heard, haven’t you, about the administration of God’s grace that He gave to me for you? 3 The mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have briefly written above. 4 By reading this you are able to understand my insight about the mystery of th...  Read More
August 3, 2022
on August 3rd, 2022
Ephesians 2:17-22 (HCSB)17 When the Messiah came, He proclaimed the good news of peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18 For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. 19 So then you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with the saints, and members of God’s household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with ...  Read More
August 2, 2022
on August 2nd, 2022
Ephesians 2:11-16 (HCSB)Unity in Christ11 So then, remember that at one time you were Gentiles in the flesh—called “the uncircumcised” by those called “the circumcised,” which is done in the flesh by human hands. 12 At that time you were without the Messiah, excluded from the citizenship of Israel, and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. 13 But no...  Read More
August 1, 2022
on August 1st, 2022
Ephesians 2:1-10  (HCSB)From Death to Life2 And you were dead in your trespasses and sins 2 in which you previously walked according to the ways of this world, according to the ruler who exercises authority over the lower heavens, the spirit now working in the disobedient. 3 We too all previously lived among them in our fleshly desires, carrying out the inclinations of our flesh and thoughts, and ...  Read More
July 31, 2022
on July 31st, 2022
BLESSINGS IN CHRISTPaul wrote his letter to the Ephesians while under house arrest in Rome around AD 61 or 62. In this section of the letter, Paul wrote about the great blessings believers enjoy in Christ and about his prayers for the Ephesian believers.Being "in Christ" opens the floodgates of spiritual blessings into the lives of those who choose to believe in Christ.Study the Word: Key Truth: B...  Read More
July 30, 2022
on July 30th, 2022
QUESTIONS FOR THE WEEK Some of the blessings of being a Christian are found in Eph. 1:3-14. We are chosen, holy, blameless, loved, predestined, adopted, favored…and that’s just verse 4!  How do each of those blessings affect your life?  How are they evident? How do they affect your view of God? Hebrews 9:11-14 describes Jesus as the greater tabernacle, able to enter not by animal sacrifice but His...  Read More
July 29, 2022
on July 29th, 2022
1 Peter 1:3-9 (HCSB)A Living Hope3 Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. According to His great mercy, He has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead 4 and into an inheritance that is imperishable, uncorrupted, and unfading, kept in heaven for you. 5 You are being protected by God’s power through faith for a salvation that is rea...  Read More
July 28, 2022
on July 28th, 2022
Hebrews 9:11-16 (HCSB)New Covenant Ministry11 But the Messiah has appeared, high priest of the good things that have come. In the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands (that is, not of this creation ), 12 He entered the most holy place once for all, not by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. 13 For if the blood of goats and bul...  Read More
July 27, 2022
on July 27th, 2022
Ephesians 1:20-23 (HCSB)God’s Power in Christ 20 He demonstrated this power in the Messiah by raising Him from the dead and seating Him at His right hand in the heavens — 21 far above every ruler and authority, power and dominion, and every title given, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And He put everything under His feet and appointed Him as head over everything for the church...  Read More