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Study Questions - Life Study of Ephesians


  1. What are the basic factors that damage the church life according to the revelation in the book of Ephesians?
  2. How do we deal with ordinances without being divided?






  1. How should we be scriptural according to Eph. 5:19?
  2. How is speaking related to being filled with the Lord?


  1. Explain the connection between Eph. 3:8 and Eph. 3:17.
  2. Give three examples from 2 Corinthians that reveal Paul's experience of the riches of Christ.


  1. How does the church come into existence?
  2. Why is the experience of the indwelling Christ necessary for the church life?


  1. Based on Eph. 1:23, 3:8, 4:13, and 5:18 how does the church become the expression of Christ?
  2. What is the difference between the riches of Christ and the fullness of Christ?


  1. In order to have the church life, why must Christ be not only our life but also our person?
  2. Based on Ephesians 4, how does Christ become our person and how is He expressed in the church?


  1. What are the five aspects of Christ revealed in this message?
  2. How is the church-loving Christ related to the recovery of the church life?


  1. What is our unique need today?
  2. How does Christ become our person?


  1. Which verses in Ephesians reveal Christ in a "vertical" and "horizontal" way?
  2. What 3 things does Ephesians 3 reveal regarding Christ?


  1. What is God seeking today? How does He get what He is after?
  2. How can we cooperate with God in His economy and what is the result when we do?


  1. What is the reality of the book of Ephesians? What is God's economy?
  2. How does God fulfill His economy?


  1. What are the 7 aspects of the church revealed in Ephesians?
  2. In what three ways does the church in these 7 aspects accomplish God's goal?


  1. How can we say that the church life is the corporate mingling of the divine Spirit with the human spirit?
  2. What three things did Satan use to damage the church? How is the church life recovered?


  1. In this message, what are the points that have been accomplished concerning the church?
  2. Which items have been accomplished from God's point of view, but from the standpoint of our experience, are still in the process of being accomplished?


  1. How is the abolishing of the ordinances for the creation of the one new man part of the gospel?
  2. Why is it necessary to put off the old man and put on the new man if we are to have the church life?


  1. Why did the Lord deal with the ordinances on the cross?
  2. Why must the Spirit replace the ordinances if we are to have the building up of the Body of Christ?


  1. How is the church produced?
  2. Which verses from each chapter of Ephesians show us the mingled spirit? Why is the mingled spirit critical to the producing of the church?



  1. What is God's eternal purpose? How can we see it in Ephesians?

  2. Define the church. How does God obtain the church as seen in Ephesians?





 



  1. How can we be kept in a situation of peace?
  2. How can we see Paul's concern for the Ephesians being one of continuation and fellowship?


  1. Why is prayer crucial and vital in the application of the armor of God?
  2. Why is it necessary to watch unto our prayer life and how is this related to our will?


  1. How do we spontaneously take up the shield of faith? What are the 7 items we need to have faith in?
  2. Explain how the sword, the Spirit, and the word are one. In spiritual warfare, why is it necessary that the logos become the rhema?


  1. How is being girded with the truth related to our daily living? How does the breastplate of righteousness cover us from the accuser, Satan?
  2. In Eph. 6:15, what is the significance of "the firm foundation" versus "readiness" or "preparation"?


  1. What are the twelve aspects of the church covered in Ephesians?
  2. Explain how being empowered is related to the will. What is spiritual warfare as seen in Eph. 6:10-13?


  1. Why is it necessary for us to have a proper human living in the present age?
  2. What is the proper relationship between 1) children and fathers, and 2) slaves and masters?


  1. What are the basic elements and basic factors of each chapter of Ephesians?
  2. What is the distinction between light and truth?


  1. How can we be saturated with Christ?
  2. What is God's concern in His economy?


  1. What is God's desire and goal?
  2. How can we experience the light of God's glory?


  1. What is the significance of sanctification and cleansing?
  2. What is the significance of nourishing and cherishing?


  1. How does Christ glorify the church?
  2. How is the process of glorification related to eating?


  1. How is the subjective Christ sanctifying us?
  2. How are we cleansed and nourished by the subjective Christ?


  1. How can we experience and enjoy Christ in the first stage as the God-man?
  2. How can we experience and enjoy Christ in the second stage as the life-giving speaking Spirit?


  1. What are the three stages of the production of the church?
  2. How does Christ sanctify the church?


  1. How do Adam and Eve present a complete and significant picture of Christ and the church?
  2. How does Christ nourish and cherish the church?


  1. What are Paul's exhortations to wives?
  2. What are Paul's exhortations to husbands?


  1. What is the fifth item of the walk worthy of God's calling?
  2. In what ways does being filled in spirit cause us to overflow with Christ?


  1. What ten points does the apostle Paul bring out in Eph. 5:1-14 concerning our living in love and light?
  2. How is walking as children of light related to bearing fruit?


  1. What are the basic elements and basic factors of learning Christ?
  2. What is grace? What is truth?


  1. In Ephesians 4:25-32, what are the basic principles for living the practical daily life in the learning of Christ?
  2. Explain how truth and grace are the basic elements of such a living.


  1. Consider Ephesians 4:22-23 in the light of our Christian experience. How do we practically experience the putting off of the old man?
  2. How was the new man created? From the Bible, how can we say the new man is corporate?


  1. Using Ephesians 4:17-19, describe the walk of the nations.
  2. Practically speaking, how do we learn Christ?


  1. What does it mean to hold to truth in love?
  2. How does holding to truth in love result in our growing up into Christ in all things? How does the Body build itself up?


  1. What is the result of arriving at the three things mentioned in Ephesians 4:13?
  2. What is the only way to escape the waves and the winds?


  1. What are the three things we must arrive at in Ephesians 4:13?
  2. Why is it necessary for all the saints to be perfected unto the work of the ministry?


  1. What are the two things we need to be the buildng members of the Body of Christ?
  2. What is the function of an elder in the church?


  1. What is the work of the ministry mentioned in Ephesians 4:12?
  2. What are the two aspects of being perfected?


  1. How can we receive grace for the sake of our stewardship?
  2. How can we receive revelation from the Lord?


  1. What is the goal of God's calling us?
  2. How can we have a walk worthy of God's calling?


  1. What are the gifts mentioned in Ephesians 4:11?
  2. How did Christ give gifts to the Body of Christ?
  3. How can we say that we are all gifted given by Christ to the Body?


  1. What is the relationship between the one Body and one Spirit in Ephesians 4:4?
  2. How can we say that our transfiguration and manifestation are gradually taking place today?


  1. Why did Paul address himself as both the apostles and prisoner of Christ, even the prisoner in Christ?
  2. What is the oneness of the Spirit? How can we keep this oneness?
  3. How is the transformed humanity related to the keeping of the oneness?


  1. What are the things mentioned as "all that we ask or think" in Ephesians 3:20?
  2. What is the significance of God being glorified in Christ?


  1. What is the highest definition of the church?
  2. How can the church become the fullness of God?
  3. What is the vision that we need to see concerning the church in God's economy? What is the effect of seeing this vision?


  1. What are the steps for us to become the fullness of God revealed in Paul's prayer in Ephesians 3?
  2. Why do we need to be balanced in our experience of Christ? How can we advance from "one liner" to "carpet" even "cubical" in our experience of Christ?
  3. What do "rooted" and "grounded" indicate in our experience of Christ?


  1. What is the inner man mentioned in Ephesians 3:16?
  2. What does it mean for Christ to make home in our hearts? How can we cooperate with him to let Him make home in our hearts?


  1. Who are the rulers and authorities mentioned in Ephesians 3:10?
  2. Why does God allow Satan and the tree of knowledge to cause so many troubles?






  1. What are the five matters in which the riches of Christ are revealed? And what are the six matters that portrays the riches of Christ?
  2. How is the church becoming the fullness of Christ related to the riches of Christ?


  1. What is the basis for us to say that each one of us the believers is an apostle and a prophet?
  2. What is the sign that apostles and prophets bear?


  1. What is the condition for us to see the heavenly vision revealed in Ephesians?
  2. What is the meaning of the stewardship of the grace of God? How is this related to God's economy, His dispensing?
  3. What is the meaning of the word "minister"?


  1. What is the spiritual significance of Christ being the corner stone?
  2. What is the difference between "the holy temple" and "the dwelling place of God"?






  1. How can we see that our reconciliation to God is a corporate matter?
  2. What is the difference between "being reconciled to God" and "having access unto the Father"?


  1. What does it mean experientially to put off the old man?
  2. How can we put on the new man?


  1. What are the aspects of the church? Why is the church as the new man is the highest aspect?
  2. What are the things dealt with by Christ on the cross? How is Christ's crucifixion related to the creation of the new man?
  3. What does it mean for the spirit to be the spirit of our mind?


  1. What is the difference between moral laws and ritual laws?
  2. What is an ordinance experientially? Why should we never insist any ordinance on others (with the exception of sins, immorality and idolatry)?


  1. What was our position according to our status before we were saved?
  2. What is the flesh mentioned in Ephesians 2:11? How is this related to the command of circumcision given to Abraham?
  3. What have we been brought near to in Ephesians 2:13?


  1. What is the meaning of salvation by grace?
  2. How can we say that faith is Christ Himself?
  3. What is the significance of the word "masterpiece"?






  1. What are the two aspects of the view of the church emphasized in Ephesians 1 and 2?
  2. What does it mean to be dead according to Ephesians 2:1?
  3. What are the three realms people living in who are spiritually dead?






  1. What are the seven crucial things covered in Ephesians 1?
  2. What is the basic factor that is required by all seven crucial items of Ephesians 1?
  3. How is the church produced? What should we do under this light?






  1. How was the Body of Christ produced as the new creation?
  2. How can we become the fullness of Christ?






  1. What is to know God in a subjective and experiential way?
  2. What is the way to receive the divine power?
  3. Try to practice speaking Ephesians 1:19-23 ten times a day for 10 days.






  1. What is the meaning of "hope" and "glory" revealed in Ephesians 1?
  2. What is the four fold power that is being transmitted to us in Christ?






  1. What are the five aspects of the hope of our calling? How are they related to our living today?
  2. What are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints?
  3. What is the difference between human virtues and divine virtues?


  1. What are the five things that this phrase " the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory" implies?
  2. What are the four things needed for us to see the spiritual vision?


  1. What is the difference between anointing, sealing and pledging?
  2. What is the glorious cycle as the issue of the pledging of the Spirit?


  1. What is the two-fold significance of being sealed with the Holy Spirit?

  2. What does this word "unto" in Ephesians 1:14 imply?

  3. What is the qualification of the redemption of our body? How is this related to the Spirit's sealing?


  1. What is the meaning of the phrase "to the praise of His glory"?

  2. How can we be God's inheritance subjectively? How is this related to being headed up in Christ?

  3. What is the difference between God's will and His counsel?


  1. What is the meaning of dispensation? How can we apply this to our church life today?

  2. What are the two things in which we will be headed up? How they are shown in the ultimate dispensation?


  1. What is God's eternal plan?

  2. What is the meaning of the word "dispensation" or "economy" mean in Ephesians 1:10? What is the meaning of the dispensation of grace?


  1. What are the two rebellions that causes the universal heap of collapse?

  2. How is God's intention of heading up all things in Christ related to us in the church life? How can we be rescued out of the universal collapse today?


  1. What is the church?

  2. What is the mystery of God's will?

  3. How is God's hearts desire related to His administration?


  1. Why does the phrase "in whom" in Ephesians 1:7 indicate?

  2. What is the difference between redemption and the forgiveness of our offenses?

  3. Why does redemption require the riches of God's Grace?


  1. What is the praise of the glory of God's Grace?

  2. What does it indicate that God has graced us in the Beloved?


  1. What is the difference between being holy and sonship? How are these two things related to the church?

  2. What are the three things related to the sonship? What is their significance in relationship to sonship in our experience?


  1. What does it mean to be Holy?

  2. How does God make us Holy? What is the ultimate issue of our being made Holy?

  3. What are the two main aspects of sanctification?


  1. What does the phrase "the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ" indicate? Why this is a top praise compared to common praise like "His mercy endures forever"?

  2. What does the phrase " everything spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ" imply?


  1. What is the difference between riches and fullness of Christ?

  2. What is the relationship between Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians?

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