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Mobile Ed: NT343 Book Study: Paul's Letter to the Ephesians (audio)

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Learn from New Testament and Pauline studies expert Dr. Lynn Cohick as she guides you through each chapter and theological concept in Ephesians, including salvation, the Trinity, and the church. She devotes additional time to exploring God’s vision for marriage, and the institution of slavery. She also explains various interpretive theories—like the new perspective on Paul—and how these theories compare with traditional ideas.

Dr. Cohick’s goal is for you to become better equipped to read the rest of Paul’s letters and more confident in reading the Bible as a whole by better understanding the theology, history, and interpretive possibilities of Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians, and for you to grow in your faith each step of the way.

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Course Outline


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: Introductory Issues

  • The Message of Ephesians
  • Authorship: Questions and External Evidence
  • Authorship: Literary Evidence
  • Investigating Historical Issues in Ephesians with the Bible Book Guide
  • Authorship: Theological and Historical Concerns
  • Authorship: Pseudonymity
  • The Purpose of Ephesians
  • Ephesians and the New Perspective on Paul
  • Paul’s Imprisonment: Part 1
  • Paul’s Imprisonment: Part 2
  • Paul’s Imprisonment: Part 3
  • The Date of Ephesians
  • The Ephesians

Unit 2: Adopted by God (Eph 1)

  • Eulogy
  • Verbs, Participles, and Prepositions
  • Predestination
  • Grammatical and Semantic Roles Associated with the Verb “to Predestine”
  • God’s Holy People
  • The Mystery of Salvation
  • Researching Mystērion with the Bible Sense Lexicon
  • In Christ
  • Sealed by the Spirit
  • Adoption to Sonship
  • Prayer: Part 1
  • Prayer: Part 2
  • Using the Exegetical Guide to Analyze the Syntax of Tē Ekklēsia

Unit 3: No Longer Strangers (Eph 2)

  • Oneness in Christ: Part 1
  • Oneness in Christ: Part 2
  • Justification and Works
  • Kingdom Work
  • Christ Our Peace
  • The Dividing Wall
  • The Dividing Law

Unit 4: The Mystery of the Gospel (Eph 3)

  • Building Rapport
  • A Prisoner and Servant
  • Mystery
  • The Global Church
  • Glory in Christ
  • Paul’s Second Prayer
  • God’s Fullness

Unit 5: Equipped for Ministry (Eph 4)

  • Theology within Ethics
  • The Characteristics of a Christian
  • Grace and God’s Gifts
  • Spiritual Gifts
  • A Difficult Quotation
  • Searching the Pauline Epistles for Old Testament Quotations and Allusions
  • The Work of the Church
  • Made New
  • Practical Advice
  • Helping Those in Need

Unit 6: Imitating God (Eph 5:1–21)

  • Christian Community
  • Canceling Debt
  • God’s Economy
  • Walk as Christ Walked
  • Love and Suffering
  • Exposing Evil Deeds
  • Paul’s Hymn and Isaiah

Unit 7: Household Codes (Eph 5:22–6:9)

  • The Social World of the Ephesians
  • Hermeneutics and the Household Codes
  • The Institution of Slavery
  • Using the Passage Guide to Research Household Codes in Ephesians 5:21–6:9
  • Submission
  • The Head and the Body
  • Performing a Manual Word Study on Kephalē in Ephesians 5:23
  • The Oneness of Marriage

Unit 8: Special Topic: Marriage in the New Testament

  • Graeco-Roman Marriage Ideals
  • Jewish Marriage Ideals
  • Divorce
  • Marriage Customs in the First Century
  • Marriage in the New Testament

Unit 9: The Armor of God (Eph 6:10–24)

  • Preparing for Attack
  • The Armor
  • God’s Own Armor
  • Paul’s Closing Remarks
  • Using the Concordance to Search for Tychicus in the Bible and Commentaries


  • Course Summary

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About the Instructor

Dr. Lynn H. Cohick is professor of New Testament at Wheaton College. Dr. Cohick’s special interests include women in the ancient world, the ways that Jews and Christians lived out their faith in the Graeco-Roman world, and building understanding between Jews and Christians today. She has written commentaries on Ephesians and Galatians, Women in the World of the Earliest Christians and coauthored The New Testament in Antiquity.