Paul's Letter to the Ephesians

Class Ephesians 1-6 12 Hours

See how Paul explains the power of the resurrection and hope of the new creation to the early Church.

Class Overview

Paul describes Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection as the most important apocalyptic event in history. Is this still true for us today? Explore Ephesians in its first-century context and discover the powerful significance of the new creation.

11hrs 41min
Lecture Time
12
Units
35
Video Sessions
11
Exercises
Dr. Tim Mackie

Your Instructor

Dr. Tim Mackie
Tim Mackie is a writer and creative director for BibleProject. He has a PhD in Semitic Languages and Biblical Studies. He wrote his dissertation on the manuscript history of the book of Ezekiel, with a focus on the Septuagint and Dead Sea Scrolls. What a total nerd! He is a professor at Western Seminary and served as a teaching pastor for many years.

Class Sessions

Unit 00: Get Started
1
Class Objectives
2
Class Handouts
Unit 01: Introduction to Paul
Unit 1 Introduction
1
Session 1: Introduction to Paul
5:31
2
Session 2: Apocalypse of Jesus
18:42
3
Session 3: Paul’s Apocalypse
10:42
4
Session 4: Question & Response
18:37
5
Unit Summary
Exercises
5 Questions
Unit 02: The Design of Ephesians
Unit 2 Introduction
1
Session 5: Design of Ephesians 1-3
15:22
2
Session 6: Question and Response
16:22
3
Session 7: Macro Design of Ephesians 1
16:26
4
Unit Summary
Exercises
4 Questions
Unit 03: Blessing and Election
Unit 3 Introduction
1
Session 8: Blessing and Election in Ephesians 1:3-14
38:05
2
Session 9: Question and Response
16:45
3
Unit Summary
Exercises
2 Questions
Unit 04: The Coming Age
Unit 4 Introduction
1
Session 10: Ephesians 1:15-23: Paul’s Prayer for an Apocalypse
14:36
2
Session 11: This Age and the Age to Come
14:09
3
Session 12: Question and Response
17:21
4
Unit Summary
Exercises
3 Questions
Unit 05: Identity
Unit 5 Introduction
1
Prework
2
Session 13: Logical Flow of 2:1-10
15:08
3
Session 14: Paul’s View of Grace
21:37
4
Session 15: Introduction to the Powers
10:14
5
Unit Summary
Exercises
6 Questions
Unit 06: The Powers
Unit 6 Introduction
1
Prework
2
Session 16: Paul’s View of the Powers
24:09
3
Session 17: The Powers in the Hebrew Scriptures
14:31
4
Session 18: Question and Response: The Powers
8:09
5
Unit Summary
Exercises
5 Questions
Unit 07: Jesus
Unit 7 Introduction
1
Prework
2
Session 19: How Jesus Destroyed Enmity
32:34
3
Session 20: Questions on the “Torah”
17:48
4
Session 21: Garden and Temple Imagery for God’s People
4:55
5
Unit Summary
Exercises
3 Questions
Unit 08: It’s All About Love
Unit 8 Introduction
1
Session 22: Paul Summarizes his Message (Eph. 3:1-13)
13:09
2
Session 23: Paul’s Prayer for Love (Ephesians 3:14-21)
22:59
3
Unit Summary
Exercises
3 Questions
Unit 09: Transformation Begins
Unit 9 Introduction
1
Prework
2
Session 24: The Apocalyptic Imagination
12:58
3
Session 25: Unity Not Uniformity (Eph. 4:1-16)
31:49
4
Session 26: The Meaning of “Head” in Ephesians 4:15
23:47
5
Session 27: People as Gifts in Ephesians 4
16:12
6
Unit Summary
Exercises
4 Questions
Unit 10: The New Humanity
Unit 10 Introduction
1
Prework
2
Session 28: From Old to New Humanity (Ephesians 4:17-5:2)
25:18
3
Session 29: From Dark to Light (Ephesians 5:3-14)
26:04
4
Session 30: From Folly to Wisdom (Ephesians 5:15-25)
25:53
5
Session 31: Submit to One Another
29:09
6
Unit Summary
Exercises
7 Questions
Unit 11: An Epic Conclusion
Unit 11 Introduction
1
Prework
2
Session 32: The New Household Code (Ephesians 5:21-6:9)
31:52
3
Session 33: Equality in the Household
28:41
4
Session 34: The Armor of God
36:26
5
Session 35: Questions and the Response: The Armor of God
24:37
6
Unit Summary
Exercises
4 Questions
Unit 12: Final Project
Unit 12 Introduction
1
Final Project
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