Ephesians 1

This week we begin a new book of the Bible, Ephesians, sometimes referred to as the “Alps” of the Apostolic Scriptures. As we open this lofty Pauline letter written from prison, we first take some time to clarify several important terms, including “apostle,” “Christ,” and “mystery.” After setting this foundation, we refresh the vital but often misunderstood concepts of the cross and the blood of Messiah. Finally, honing in on Eph. 1:4, we consider the question of why, from the beginning, God chose the Gentiles for salvation.

Visuals: Ephesians 1.pdf

Medios Visuales: Efesios Capítulo 1.pdf


  1. by Janet

    On November 23, 2019

    Thanks Grant. The more I learn, the less I know.

  2. by kathleen freeman

    On December 17, 2019

    Thank you for all of your teaching. We have learned so much from you.

    There is absolutely no disrespect intended here but would like to hear your comments on the following verses..

    In your series of Ephesians you state there is only one God but verses in the New Testament say otherwise:-

    How would Christ have been resurrected if not for another Divine Being? Christ was dead, He couldn’t have raised Himself from the dead.

    Acts 7:55-56; But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56 And he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.

    Matt. 26:39; remain here, and watch with me.” 39 And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”

    Matt. 11:27; lAll things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

  3. by L. Grant Luton

    On December 17, 2019

    Kathleen, Thank you for your question, but I’m not quite sure I understand it. Are you implying that it requires a deity to resurrect another diety, therefore there must be more than one God? Please forgive me if I am misunderstanding. However, there seems to be one flaw in the context of your question. You state concerning Yeshua that “He couldn’t have raised Himself from the dead”. But that conflicts with Yeshua’s statement in John 10:17-18 – “For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again. No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father.” Hope this helps!

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