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Ephesians Report: A. Getting Started 1. What seems to be the situation that Paul is responding to in this letter?
2. What does Paul want to see happen as a result of writing this letter?
3. What are the major themes of this letter?
4. What are the main claims that Paul makes about God in this letter?
5. What are the main claims that Paul makes about Jesus in this letter?
6. What are the expectations that Paul has for Christians in this letter?
7. What questions do you have about the material in the letter?
B. The Big Picture of Ephesians: 1. What is “behind the letter”?
2. Who is the letter being written to?
3. How is the letter structured?
4. According to Ephesians 1-3, what is the gospel story?
5. According to Ephesians 4-6, how do our stories connect with the gospel story?
6. What are Paul’s expectations for Christians in this letter?
C. Digging Deeper: Read Ephesians 1.1-14 and respond to the following questions:
1. What are the repeated words, phrases, and/or ideas in this passage?
2. What does it mean to obtain and inheritance (1.11)?
3. What is the role of the Father in this passage?
4. What is the role of the Son, Jesus, in this passage?
5. What is the role of the Holy Spirit in this passage?

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