One might compare this to some Christian architecture. In business we call this R&D. The eventual inclusion of the Gentiles only exacerbated the problem. 20-24. If we sing "The Gospel is for All," we should live it out in daily practice. The most sacred place in the Temple was the Holy of Holies (which is just a Hebrew way of saying "the most holy"). Third, Jewish males from around the Roman Empire were to worship in Jerusalem three times a year. 25-32 – Paul names 5 sins. Means “shepherd” indicating that the local church is a flock of sheep – Acts 20:28. ], Before the Holy Place stood the Court of Israelites. D.    One Lord – This is our Lord Jesus Christ who died for us, lives for us, and one day will come for us. E.     Forbearance – The “unity of the Spirit” – v.3 is the result of the believer “walking in the Spirit” – Galatians 5:16. One indicates the general precincts of the Temple. David Guzik :: Study Guide for Ephesians 4 [A new version of this page can be found here] Living to God's Glory. Not one kind of body, but ONE BODY composed of every one who is IN FACT a son or daughter of God!Even though each congregation is the body of Christ (see note on Ephesians 2:22), and Christ is the head of each congregation in that sense, yet Christ is the head of the ONE BODY into which he unites both Jew and Gentile and brings them back to God (Ephesians 2:16). G.    Peace – When the peace of God rules in our heart, then we build unity – Col. 3:15. Christ removes the Law as an obstacle to universal salvation. helps you tell kids about Jesus by providing age-appropriate Bible study material and Sunday School curriculum – all 100% free online.. We believe that God is the loving Father of all kids. Scriptures: Ephesians 4:2-6. This significance is almost universally acknowledged by scholars as the “baptism” of Ephesians 4:5 (cf. What about somebody who does not know the Bible well? [This would be similar to the auditorium or "sanctuary" in many church structures. A. We must recognize that there is a sacred spiritual unity, created by the Holy Spirit, a unity of Christians with the Lord Jesus Christ and with each other as members of His body (note 1 John 1:3). C.     Corrupt speech – v. 29. A number of things unfortunately suggest the opposite. The Story Behind the Star Spangled Banner, Full Gospel Global Forum Prayer Summit in Abuja, Nigeria. An unforgiving spirit is the devil’s playground, and before long becomes the Christian’s battleground. The church is the Holy of Holies, the place of God's presence on earth, and Christ destroyed every obstacle to salvation by His death on the cross. B. Race, however, is not the only barrier Christians erect today. 17-19 We should be motivated to walk in purity – Eph. ], The women had their own court just outside the men's area. Distribute handouts providing the layout for the Herodian Temple or provide some other means of visually representing the structure. VI. The elders forced the entire group to stay in the foyer since they were not dressed "appropriately" for worship.) and the Roman general Pompey in 63 B.C., as well as some other incidents,the Jews took great precautions to keep outsiders from entering sacred areas, especially the Holy of Holies. III. Jesus was angry when God gave that commandment; He instituted the right of ownership of property. What one priest could do solely on the Day of Atonement, Christians do all the time. Ephesians 4:1-32. They are dead in trespasses and sins – Eph. D.    Paul’s argument – you no longer belong to the old corruption of sin; you belong to the new creation in Christ. Ask the class to listen for words or phrases that might be related to the Temple as described above and to the rites and practices associated with Temple worship according to the Old Testament. Paul names 7 basic spiritual realities that unite all true Christians. They restricted citizenship in the kingdom to those physically descended from Abraham.). VII. D.    Bitterness – vv. Ephesians 2:11-22 Objectives: The student can identify some of the Temple imagery employed by Paul. Herod greatly expanded the Temple precincts and created an engineering and architectural marvel. D.    Pastors – 11d. Access (verse 18): This word served as a technical term for the entrance of the High Priest once a year into the Holy of Holies. 5:26; Thayer 1958, 95; Danker et al. Learning Goal: Students will learn from Ephesians 4 what makes a believer’s walk worthy before the Lord. The Herodian Temple continued to mirror the plan of the Mosaic tabernacle and the Solomonic Temple. 2:1. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Summarize Ephesians 4:7–10 by explaining that Paul taught that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we have all been given the gift of His grace. The Argument – vv. The basic cause of a bitter spirit is our lack to forgive people. Ephesians 4:17-32 contains instructions about walking in purity. This is illustrated in the resurrection of Lazarus in John 11. Ephesians 4 – These last three chapters Paul explains our duty and responsibilities in Christ. E.     Teachers – 11d. It robs us of the joys of life. Ephesians Bible Study – Weekly Lessons. The student can identify some of the Temple imagery employed by Paul. B. Second, the city of Jerusalem had expanded around three fourths of the Temple. C.     The unsaved man is dead because of spiritual ignorance. Thus, Jewish and Greek Christians have constant access to the Father because the church itself is the Holy of Holies! “Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh” – Matthew 12:34. What about someone extremely poor or a millionaire? We […] The foundation for all exhortation. The Ground of Unity – vv. The Grace of Unity – Ephesians 4:1-3 If we are going to preserve the “unity of the Spirit,” we must possess the necessary Christian graces, and Paul lists 7 of them. Ephesians 4.11 - 16. V.                The Admonition – vv. Ephesians, Lesson #10 Growing In Love Ephesians 5.1 - 14.