Episode Who is God? A Study of Ephesians

Author and New Testament scholar Dr. Lynn Cohick joins the Discover the Word group for a week-long walk through the New Testament letter to the Ephesians. What were the social realities in Ephesus that led Paul to address some of the most immense theological ideas of any part of Scripture? Things like the Trinity, salvation by faith, prayer, marriage, slavery and racism? Come to a better understanding of God's redemption plan by studying Ephesians with our guest Lynn Cohick this week on Discover the Word.

Dates March 18-22, 2024
At The Table Elisa Morgan, Daniel Ryan Day, Rasool Berry and guest Lynn Cohick
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Chapter 1

What are your biggest questions about God? For thousands of years, people have wrestled with many of the topics Paul writes in his letter to the Ephesians. But could looking more deeply at society back then provide us with answers society seeks now? This week, Discover the Word welcomes special guest Dr. Lynn Cohick, as we explore the many unexpected answers Ephesians offers us by starting at the very beginning.

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Chapter 2

Many of us love working and creating things using our very own hands. Well, that’s because we were created to do so! In this chapter, the Discover the Word team jumped into the questions brought up in Ephesians 2 about how we define our identity and purpose in God’s family. Discover why two words—“in Christ”—make such a huge difference.

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Chapter 3

Are you 100% sure you know what’s going on when you pray? Or do you have questions about prayer, questions that make prayer difficult? Well, if you’ve ever wondered if there was a specific way to pray . . . you’re not alone! In this episode of Discover the Word, special guest, New Testament scholar Dr. Lynn Cohick sits down with the Discover the Word team to consider how the things Paul prays for in Ephesians can shape us even today.

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Chapter 4

When two people get married, they’re usually thinking warm thoughts and romantic feelings when they say: “I do.” But as soon as the ceremony is finished, a wedding turns into a marriage. In this episode, Dr. Lynn Cohick helps the group explore how Paul’s marital views in Ephesians 5 were revolutionary during that time . . . in a good way! Continue studying through Ephesians this week on Discover the Word.

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Chapter 5

Knowing the cultural context of when Scripture was originally written is crucial to our understanding of it. And so when Paul writes to slaves and their owners in the first century it is one of those times where context provides critical information. In this conversation, the Discover the Word team explores a section in Ephesians 6 that society has wrestled with for centuries . . . and discovers the freedom it continues to give. The conclusion of a study through Ephesians with Dr. Lynn Cohick, on this episode of Discover the Word.

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