Who are you? How do you describe yourself to others? For what do you want to be known? And in the stillness when no one else is around, how do you view yourself? If you, like most of us, struggle with your identity or security, this study of Ephesians will point you to answers that will sustain you for a lifetime.
In his letter to the church of Ephesus, the Apostle Paul defines our identity and security in Christ. He tells us in detail of the real benefits we have as daughters of God. He shows how these benefits equip us to reclaim our identity in Christ. And he draws a straight line from all these truths to the heart of our insecurities today.
This study of Ephesians walks straight through the Scriptures and shows how each truth presented is particularly applicable to the struggles we face as women at every stage of life.
“Jesus says the evidence of our understanding of God’s grace toward us is our grace toward others.” (Page 18)
“Grace is an unreasonably lavish response to those undeserving of it, based on our own understanding of God’s great, undeserved favor toward us. As we go forward, we need to examine ourselves to make sure we do not mistake our politeness or good manners for this altogether different thing named grace to which God has called us.” (Page 18)
“The best definition I have heard of wisdom as Paul uses it in Ephesians is skill in the art of gospel living. Keep that definition in mind as we progress through this study.” (Page 35)
“We were DEAD in our sin—no heartbeat, decaying flesh kind of dead. Dead people do not make choices. Dead people do not resuscitate themselves. Dead people cannot unwrap their shrouds or open their tombs. In other words, our situation was utterly hopeless.” (Page 39)
“God, I want to understand my spiritual wealth in you. Teach me what it looks like to apply the riches of my inheritance to this situation I am in right now. Keep me from responding like an unhappy spiritual miser.’” (Page 37)