Leading "Ephesians" Bible Study Featuring J.D. Greear

Ephesians Featuring J.D. Greear

You can find the Ephesians Bible study series on RightNow Media, here

In 9 sessions, J.D. Greear digs into the text of Ephesians verse-by-verse and challenges believers to live out the gospel. If the people of your city, of your school, of your family are going to hear the gospel, it's going to be from your mouth. Encounter Ephesians, and get swept up into the story of Jesus.  

Dr. J.D. Greear is the Lead Pastor of The Summit Church in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. He's the author of several books, including Jesus, Continued…Why the Spirit Inside You is Better Than Jesus Beside You, Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary, and Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart. Check out the Ephesians Bible study trailer below for an overview of the study. 

Has it ever dawned on you that nothing has ever dawned on God? He knew before the world began that His people would face hardship, so He gave us His Word. The Book of Ephesians is a survival manual—it equips believers to thrive in a world that hates the message of Jesus Christ. Paul the Apostle writes to encourage believers to live well—we've been lifted from the graveyard of sin and called to shout the gospel into the darkened world.  

Listen to J.D.'s advice and encouragement to leaders:  

J.D. said reading Ephesians caused him to do some “soul searching”—he encountered God in a unique way as he studied Paul’s letter. How could you provide space for the people in your group to “soul search” as you go through Ephesians?
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J.D. talked about being totally exposed before God by the gospel. When have you felt laid bare before God? How did that experience impact your faith? How could you use what God did in you to empathize with and lead the people in your group to deeper discussion?
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J.D. called Ephesians the pinnacle of the New Testament—it articulates Christian belief and practice in a concise, yet deep way. As you go through Ephesians, what do you hope your group learns about the gospel? The Christian walk? Themselves? God? Using these hopes as a guide, how could you specifically pray for them as you lead the study?
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 To study Ephesians is to study the gospel. Spend time preparing to lead your group through the story of Jesus and the essentials of the Christian faith. Use the Leader's Guides as a starting point to a thorough understanding of Scripture and intentional group discussion. Pray for God to move in profound ways in your life and in the lives of your group members as you study Ephesians. 

You can find the Ephesians Bible study series on RightNow Media, here.