Ephesians 1-6
Dr. Tim Mackie

In Ephesians, Paul summarizes what the most important apocalyptic event in history is: Jesus’ life, death, resurrection, and the gift of the Spirit to bring new creation right here in the present world. Paul wants his audience to comprehend the nature of the apocalypse of Jesus and how to respond to it. In this class, we’ll take a deep dive into Paul’s letter to the Ephesians and, by placing Paul’s letter in its first-century context, we’ll reshape our perception in significant ways.

11 Hours 25 Minutes
  1. Introduction to Ephesians
    Module 1
    Sessions 1-4
    Introduction to Ephesians
    Learn more about the author of Ephesians and discover the biblical meaning of “apocalypse.”
  2. The Design of Ephesians
    Module 2
    Sessions 5-7
    The Design of Ephesians
    Venture into the exquisite literary design and symmetry of Ephesians 1-3.
  3. Blessing and Election
    Module 3
    Sessions 8-9
    Blessing and Election
    What did Paul mean when he wrote about the concepts of election and predestination? Dive in and find out!
  4. The Coming Age
    Module 4
    Sessions 10-12
    The Coming Age
    Examine Ephesians 1:15-23, Paul’s prayer for an apocalypse, and his teaching on living in the “now, not yet.”
  5. Identity
    Module 5
    Sessions 13-15
    How do you understand the idea of grace—is it unmerited, unconditional? Look closer at the overall design of Ephesians 2:1-10 and Paul’s view of grace.
  6. The Powers
    Module 6
    Sessions 16-18
    The Powers
    Take a deeper dive into the biblical worldview of Paul to better understand his letter to the Ephesians.
  7. Jesus
    Module 7
    Sessions 19-21
    Paradoxes, nuances, a wall, and a tree. Let’s take a deep dive into Paul’s theology of the Torah, the cross, and the garden.
  8. It’s All About Love
    Module 8
    Sessions 22-23
    It’s All About Love
    How does Paul wrap up and summarize the themes of Ephesians 1-3? Get started to find out!
  9. Transformation Begins
    Module 9
    Sessions 24-27
    Transformation Begins
    Take a turn into the second half of Ephesians and explore what it looks like to live as if chapters 1-3 are actually true.
  10. The New Humanity
    Module 10
    Sessions 28-31
    The New Humanity
    What does it look like to live as a new humanity unified under the Messiah? Jump in and find out!
  11. An Epic Conclusion
    Module 11
    Sessions 32-35
    An Epic Conclusion
    Experience the epic conclusion of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.
Keep Going!
Complete all sessions and quizzes to earn your certificate.