The letter to the Ephesians is one of the most inspiring books in the BIble, a source of encouragement and hope to Christians down the centuries. Here we find great words about the church, about how Christ saved us, "not by works lest anyone should boast", climaxing with Paul's call to us to fight, not in our human strength but with spiritual weapons of warfare.

How did this church begin? We find out by looking at Acts 18 & 19 - talk 1 - Shaky Foundations. What held them together in unity? We observe their Strong Relationships in talk 3. What was their essential understanding of being a Christian? We bring this into sharp focus in talk 6 - Saved by Grace. The Ephesian church is one to die for; Jesus did, and this is one church that every church can learn from and aspire to emulate.

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Outline

1. Shaky Foundations  (Acts 18:1-4, 18-28, 19:1-10)

2. Spiritual Confusion (Acts 19:11-20:1)   (Audio file currently missing)

3.Strong Relationships (Acts 20:13-21.1)

4.Spiritual Blessings (Eph 1:1-14)

5.Seated in Power (Eph 1:15-23)

6. Saved by Grace (Eph 2:1-10)

7. In Christ (Eph 2:11-22)

8. Secret Service (Eph 3:1-21)

9. Begin with the End in Mind (Eph 4:1-16)

10. From the inside out (Eph 4:17-32)

11. Children of the Light  (Eph 5: 1-16)

12. Be Filled with the Spirit (Eph 5:15-20)

13. Spirit-Directed Relationships Part 1 - Husbands & Wives   (Eph 5:21-33)

14. Spirit-Directed Relationships Part 2 - Husbands & Wives (Eph 5:21-33)

15. Spirit-Directed Relationships Part 3 - Parents & Children  (Eph 6: 1-4)

16. Spirit-Directed Relationships Part 4 - Slaves & Masters  (Eph 6: 5-9)

17. Spiritual Warfare Part 1 - Be Strong (Eph 6: 10-20)

18. Spiritual Warfare Part 2 - Be Equipped   (Eph 6: 10-20)

19. Be Bold Be Wise (Eph 6:18-24)

20. When the tide goes out... (Eph 6:23-24; Revelation 2:1-7)