Church Study: Ephesians 2:1-11

As mentioned in the previous post, here is what we used as we continued our study in the book of Ephesians for church at home. Keep in mind that we are tailoring our “service” towards the 4 kids, ranging in age from 7 to 16 years old. Our entire focus now is to build up their faith foundation while we have this unique opportunity during a once in a century pandemic.

This week, we were in our fourth week with Paul’s letter to Ephesus. We have already laid the groundwork of the history of the city and how it was a very influential place during the time of the writing of Ephesians. God’s plan is featured prominently and we continue to come back to this each week. Ephesians 2:1-11 was our text this week and we decided to focus in on “grace” as it is mentioned a few times in this section. Grace is one of those “church” words that is tossed around a lot but we knew that the kids did not have much of a handle on what the word really meant.

To start with, we showed this video which is really targeted at younger-aged kids, with an excellent, practical example of grace in action for us all to absorb.

We followed this with this wonderful video from The Skit Guys. It is both humorous and impactful at the same time. It has the Apostle Peter and his encounter with Jesus after Peter denied Jesus during His trial.

Finally, we went back to the Bible Project to use one of their videos, which we love to use for the teenagers and adults in the room, as their content is a bit deeper in nature. This particular video is focused on Sacrifice & Atonement.

We wrapped up our time of study with the fourth video in Phil Vischer’s Ephesians series. This series is available on RightNow Media and is serving as our base for our study together. It is targeted toward younger viewers but we’ve all enjoyed the humor mixed with the Bible study. It is good to have something consistent each week and this series is serving as that for us.

Header image of ruins in Ephesus, specifically of the temple of Artemis.