The Women’s Bible Study will begin studying St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians on Thursday, September 23rd, online at 10AM. The letter of Saint Paul to the Ephesians is called one of his “captivity epistles” since it was written by the Apostle from his house arrest in Rome around 60 AD while awaiting trial. Saint Paul’s purpose in writing the letter to the Ephesians is to share his “insight into the mystery of Christ” (3:4) and “to make everyone able to see what is the plan of the ages in God Who created all things . . .” (3:9) The plan of God for Christ, before the foundation of the world, is “to unite all things in Him, things in heaven and things on earth” (1:10). The plan is accomplished through the crucifixion, resurrection and glorification of Christ at the right hand of God. The fruits of God’s plan are given freely to all of humanity by God’s free gift of grace to those who believe in the Lord. They are given in the One Holy Spirit, in the One Church of Christ, “which is His Body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all” (1:23). In the Church of Christ, with each part of the Body knit together and functioning properly in harmony and unity, we grow in truth and in love “to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (4:12–16). He gains access to God the Father through Christ in the Spirit thus becoming “a holy temple of the Lord . . . a dwelling place of God” (2.18–22), “filled with all the fullness, of God” (3:19).
This class is taught by Eve Tibbs and all are welcome!