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Study Introduction

How can you parent today in a way that helps spread the gospel? How can being a kid help lead people to Christ? As Paul delves into the subject of parents and kids at home, it?s pretty clear that following God in the home means influencing others for the gospel.

If you thought you knew what Paul meant as a model for the marriage relationship, you will likely be shocked, then amazed at what a deeper look at Ephesians 5 reveals. Open your heart and mind to be blown away by the real way marriage should work.

In Ephesians 4 and 5 Paul speaks a lot about our thinking patterns, and how they should change once we come to Jesus. Here Paul describes why we should think differently, how that difference comes about, and how it is expressed in the Christian community.

How do you win people for Christ? One way, according to Paul, is simply live life in the light. One example he gives is to not fall into thinking about, talking about, or participating in sex outside of the way God designed.

How important are the words you use? As it turns out, the kind of words we speak to each other can make God sad, or happy. It?s up to us to decide whether we want to be an agent of healing or hurting. If you struggle with anger, you will want to see or hear this message.

Paul begins the really practical portion of Ephesians. But we should not get sidetracked with the do?s and don?ts. This letter is about love, and even the practical application of what the new life of a believer is about, is also about love.

This is one of the most important keys to growing in your life with God. Our thinking patterns are what determine our words and actions. Paul talks about the differences between this age thinking and kingdom age thinking and how to get it!

The one thing you don?t want to have happen when you are sailing is for the mast to point down instead of up. But we Christians are in danger of that exact thing depending on what we listen to and believe.

We hear this thing called unity a lot. But what does it really mean and why is it central to my part in the body of Christ? You may be surprised to learn what Christian unity is really about.

So God gave us new life in Jesus. So what? What kind of life is this and when do we get it? Pastor Tom Fuller gives us clues as to what and how to live the new life here on earth.

What would you ask for if you could have unlimited power from God? Paul reveals the key to that prayer, and the key to the entire rest of the book of Ephesians.

Why do bad things happen to people who belong to God? Answering this question can provide real hope and purpose when you undergo tragedy and trauma. Pastor Tom helps us understand how God works in times of extreme trouble through the words and life of the Apostle Paul.

A centurion oversaw the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. When he saw the way Jesus died he proclaimed that "this is the Son of God." Pastor Tom takes a fictional look at this centurion and how his life changed forever by meeting the Messiah. It is a new look at the Christ event (His death, burial, and resurrection) through story telling.

What was the purpose of Psalm Sunday and how does it relate to your life today? We explore this important event from a new perspective, one that can give you hope as you sometimes falter living in this age.

Paul is about explaining our new connection to God in Jesus the Messiah. How that extends to Jews and Gentiles is an amazing story of taking the wrecking ball to old things and building something new and exciting in us!

If you thought adventures here in this age were exciting, just wait until you see what God has in store for you. He has done two things to you who trust in Jesus that set you up for an eternity of fun and excitement.

The truth about God is either a total bummer or a tremendous blessing. Which will it be for you depends on how you respond to Paul's message in Ephesians 2.

What kind of power does God have? How is that power given to those that belong to Jesus? The answers may surprise you but in the end they will encourage you to give your life even more to the most powerful person who ever lived.

Many of us don?t realize that when we are born, and as we are raised, we are imprinted with a value set that comes from this age. It makes it impossible to think clearly about how the universe really operates. But in Jesus, there finally is clarity.

What is the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer in Jesus? You may have some preconceptions that steer you in the wrong direction as to the Spirit?s real purpose.