This free Ephesians Study Guide can be used as a personal study, a family bible devotion, a small group Bible study, or even a home-school course. The book of Ephesians is life-changing. The more we read, study, and meditate on the book of Ephesians, the more it will transform us.
This study guide is designed to go through the book of Ephesians chapter by chapter in the New King James version of the Bible.
How to Use the Ephesians Study Guide
To use this Ephesians study guide, read the corresponding chapter of Ephesians in your Bible, and then answer the questions for that chapter.
You will be surprised at how well you are able to learn the book of Ephesians when answering the questions. If something stands out to you, allow the Holy Spirit to speak to you.
The Word of God is alive and powerful (Hebrews 4:12). Because this Ephesians study guide only uses the Bible as its source, it is extremely powerful. Take your time and meditate on each question and verse.
Who Wrote the Book of Ephesians?
The Apostle Paul is the writer of the book of Ephesians. Paul first preached at Ephesus on his second missionary journey. He later returned to Ephesus on his third missionary journey.
Paul spent more time at Ephesus than with any other congregation, a total of at least three years (Acts 20:31).
A very successful church was established at Ephesus, of which Timothy was ordained the first bishop. This church became a dominant force in the Christian world at that time.
Paul’s letter to the Ephesians was more than likely a letter that was meant to be circulated to all the churches in this Roman province.
Where was Ephesus?
Ephesus was the chief city of the Roman province of Asia, in what is modern day Turkey. Through this strategic city, Paul was able to spread the Gospel to almost all of Asia.
Ephesus was the main commercial center of Asia Minor. The Romans made it the capital of proconsular Asia. It was located at the mouth of the Cayster, about thirty-five miles southeast of Smyrna.
Ephesus had a major harbor on the Aegean Sea. Many famous orators and philosophers lived there, rivaling the city of Athens.
In A.D. 263, Ephesus was destroyed by the Goths, and it never regained its former glory. The ruins of this once bustling city lie near the modern-day Turkish city of Seljuk.
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