Item description for Ephesians: Building a Community in Christ (John Stott Bible Studies) by John Stott...
We long to belong. We crave unity. We want to be loved and accepted by others. Paul's letter to the Ephesians is about uniting all things in Christ. Here we learn how to break down what separates us from God, one ethnic group from another, husband from wife, parent from child and employer from employee. These studies provide a vision of the new society God has planned in his church.
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Studio: InterVarsity Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.17" Width: 5.41" Height: 0.17" Weight: 0.185 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 1998
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN 0830820337 ISBN13 9780830820337
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More About John Stott
John Stott (1921-2011) was an internationally acclaimed London-based preacher and scholar. His many works include "Basic Christianity" and "What Christ Thinks of the Church."
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Great study aid or idea starter for sermons Dec 18, 2005
I've used this in small group bible studies and as an aid for sermon ideas. Although Stott sometimes injects reformed theology into his interpretation of verses, or he sometimes brings in 'pithy phrases' that sound good but may not be accurate (see my review of his commentary on Ephesians for details), there are many great discussion starters in this study guide that will help a discussion leader get on track to a fruitful discussion. Some of the best meetings we've had involved the use of questions right out of this book. For technical accuracy and cross checking I would suggest F.F. Bruce's commentary on Ephesians as a companion. If Bruce concurs with Stott then you know that probably 90% of evangelical scholars are in line....if Bruce doesn't concur or even bother to refute Stott, then you know it's probably just one of the more rare 'pithy phrases' which doesn't really flow out of the text, but has been inserted into the text by Stott. Normally he doesn't do that so it's not a frequent problem.
Ephesians is the prince of epistles, as some call it. A book worth spending additional money on if you are leading a group through these six chapters. We spent the better part of a year on the first four chapters in one group I lead and the people are just loving it. It's very rich. The method we've used is essentially what is laid out in this guide. So I recommend you get this guide, Bruce's commentary...also Stott's commentary is really good for discussion/preaching as well.
Above all else, stay focused on Jesus while working through this...and He will guide you to the truth on each point in the text. So I heartily recommend you purchase this study guide if you are preaching through Ephesians or if you are leading a study of Ephesians.