Friday, April 5, 2013

The Year of Discovery Continues with Ephesians Study

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In January, Sue Edwards and Kregel Publications challenged women to join in The Year of Discovery, an interactive online experience where women all over the world can participate in a Bible study together. The Year of Discovery launched with a nine-week study of Revelation from Edwards’ newly released Discover Together Bible Study Series, and starting April 15, participants will begin a study of Ephesians.

Edwards will be kicking off the Ephesians study with an online Facebook chat on April 11 at 8:00 PM EDT, where she will be answering reader questions and giving a preview of what to expect in the weeks to come. From April 15-June 17, Edwards will be interacting with participants and making posts about each week’s lesson on The Year of Discovery Facebook page.

The theme of the Ephesians study is centered on discovering your identity and purpose in Christ. “If someone asked you, ‘Who are you?’ what would you say? Would you list your relationships or your abilities? Those are important components of your life, but they don’t fully answer the question,” Edwards writes. “What if those relationships ended? What if you lost that ability? Would you still be you? Paul wrote Ephesians to help us discover who we are in Jesus Christ and what God created each of us to do on this earth, an identity and purpose we can never lose. When you unearth those personal treasures, hold on! Your life will never be the same.”

To understand the context of Paul’s writings better, Edwards gives readers a brief historical background of Ephesus, including more information about the city itself and the situations the Ephesians found themselves in. “When Paul planted a church in Ephesus, he knew he was invading Satan’s den. This letter contains numerous references to spiritual warfare. Remember that when Paul wrote this letter, the Ephesians were only six years old in the Lord, and many were saved out of the occult. If the Ephesians learned to live victoriously, so can we!”

Ephesians: Discovering Your Identity and Purpose for Christ. Join the online Bible study (4/15 - 6/17) with Sue Edwards! And invite your friends to join you.


Completing each lesson requires about one-and-a-half hours. Readers still receive in-depth Bible study but with a minimum time commitment. For those who desire a more thorough study, including an opportunity to learn more about the history, culture and geography related to the Bible, Edwards has provided “Digging Deeper” questions. Answering these questions may require outside resources such as an atlas, Bible dictionary or concordance and challenge readers to examine complex theological issues and differing views more closely.

More about the Ephesians study: This insightful Bible study uses the example of Paul’s church in Ephesus to show readers how they can be victorious Christians, living in God’s Word, and free from sin. Part of the discovery series, the Ephesians edition includes tips for either individual or group use, inspirational sidebars and short, 3-5 minute teaching videos.



Purchase a copy of Ephesians and join the on-line Bible study today.


Visit www.discovertogetherseries.com to learn more about
the Bible study series, download leader’s guides and watch
Sue Edward’s video messages that correspond with each lesson.


Keep up with The Year of Discovery on www.facebook.com/DiscoverTogetherSeries.  

If you join the Ephesians Bible Study - add this button to your blog: (just copy the code and paste it into a blog post or your blog sidebar) “Ephesians” Online Bible Study – JOIN ME!


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