Ephesians is one of the most unique letters in the New Testament. Most of the epistles are written to a specific church to address a particular issue. Ephesians, however, was written with the express purpose of being passed around from church to church. Within the pages of Ephesians you will discover over the course of this seven-week study the power that is available to a unified church, the victory we already have over opposing forces, practical instructions for a Christian home, and Paul's grand vision for the church. Written by Paul toward the end of his life, Paul's heart for the church will strengthen your walk and sharpen your faith. A faithful reading of God's Word leads to a faithful response from God's people. The Shaped by Scripture series teaches a simple, engaging method of studying the Bible that will lead to honest interpretation and a changed relationship with God.
About the Author
Rev. Doug Ward is the lead pastor of Mundelein Church of the Nazarene in suburban Chicago, where he has pastored for more than fifteen years. He previously pastored in Marshall, Texas, and Newton, Kansas. Doug is also an adjunct professor of biblical literature at Olivet Nazarene University, where he has taught for more than a decade. He is an elder and serves as the director of ministerial development on the Chicago Central District for the Church of the Nazarene.