Southern Christian University

James Turner

Questions On Paulís Epistles Before First Roman Imprisonment.

 

Study Questions on Philemon and Ephesians.

 

Please read all of the references. They will help for a better understanding.

I††††† Can you list in chronological order the six epistles that Paul had written before his first imprisonment at Rome? See outline on, Information Concerning Paulís Epistles.

I .†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††3.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 4.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6.

2.†††† Paul was at ___________on the ___________missionary journey when he wrote I Thessaloniansand there also when he wrote_____________ (Acts 18:1-5.18:9-11; 1 Thess.1:1, 3:1-3,3:6- 8; IlThess.1:1) and the time would be about ______ A.D.

3.†††† 1 Corinthians was written during the latter part of Paul's stay at the city of ________.

He was on the _______ journey and the time of the writing was about ____A.D.(Acts 19:1, 19:8-10, 19:21, 19:28-30, 20:1; I Cor. 16:8-9).).

 

4.††† He wrote 11 Corinthians from _____________ probably about _____ months later (Acts 20: 1; 11 Cor.2:12-13, 7:5-6, 8:23-9:5)

5 .††† Galatians was probably written before Paul wrote ____________ in about ____†††††††††† A.D..

6.†††† What are some of the things that militate against an early date of about 46 to 50 A.D. for the Writing of Galatians (Gal.2:1-5; Acts 15:1-2, 15:28-32, 16:4-5, 18:23)?

 

7.†††† Romans was written from the city of ___________†† while he was still on the _____ journey and the time of writing would be about ††††††††††††A.D. (II Cor. 8:9-10, 9: 1-5; Acts 20:1-6, 21:16; Rom. 15:19-33).

8.†††† At the time of the writing of Romans Paul was ready to go to ††††††††††††††††††††††††to deliver the ___________(II. Cor. 9:1-5; Acts 20:1-6. 21:16; Rom. 15:19-3 3).

9.††††† Paul wrote ___________ ,_____________ , ____________ , and ____________ during the two years imprisonment at Rome (Acts28:30-31;Eph.3:1,4:1,6:21-22;Col,4:2-4, 4:7-9; Phile. 8: -11; Phil. 1: 12-14, 2:19-24) and the time is usually reckoned at being about††††††††††††††† to†††††††††† A.D..

 

10.††† List three things which indicate that Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon were written at the same time, and were delivered by ___________ in company with_____,___†††††††††††††††††††

Philemon's slave whom Paul had converted (Eph.6:21-22, Col.4:7-9, 17; Phile. 1,2, 10:24; compare Eph. 1:22-23 and Col. 1: 18-19; Eph..2:13-18 and Col. 1: 19-22; Eph. 4:25-32 and Col. 3:5-13; Eph. 5:19-20 and Col. 3:16-17; Eph. 5:22-25 and Col. 3,.18-19; Eph. 6:1-4 and Col.3:20-23; Eph. 6:5-9 and Col. 3:22-4: 1; Eph. 5:15 and Col. 4:5).

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STUDY QUESTIONS ON PHILEMON:

1.††† The letter is addressed to __________, ____________ , and ___________., and the______________________ in thy house.†††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

2.What do you suppose the relationship between Philemon and the other two persons would be?

1. Apphia our sister _____________________.

2. Archippus our fellow soldier ___________________.

 

3.What particular thing caused Paul to write this short letter to Philemon?

 

4.Paul's need to send ____________back to his master _____________could have furnished the occasion for him to send a letter to the church at_________________ and the church at _________________.

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5.List two good things that the writer says about Philemon (5-7).

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6.††† What does the statement, "the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through thee brother" probably mean:(7,10-20)?

 

7.What kind of slave had Onesimus been?

(B)††† At the time of the writing?

(C)††† Why the change?

 

††††††††† 8. Paul refers to Onesimus as "my child whom I have begotten in my bonds". Explain.

 

9.††† List three requests that Paul makes of Philemon.

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10. How did Paul express his confidence in Philemon (20-21)?

††††† (A) What does this show about Paul?

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††††† (B) What lesson is there for us?

 

 

 

 

STUDY QUESTIONS ON EPHESIANS

 

I .†††† Paul first visited Ephesus on the latter part of his _________missionary journey,

††††††† (Act 18: 18-24), and returned and established the church on his _________journey

†††††††† (Acts 18:23,19: 1).

 

2.     When Paul returned to Ephesus he found ________ disciples who had been baptized by_________ with ___________ baptism after it was no longer valid.

Acts 18:24-26).

 

3.     Johnís baptism was from (Mt. 21:23-27) _____________ and it was _______ K.J.V.

†††† or _______ A.S.V. remission of ________ (Mk. 1:4; Lu. 3:3). Those who rejected

†††† Johnís baptism remained in a ________ condition (Lk. 7:30).

 

4.     Johnís baptism and the baptism of Christ and his apostles were valid until the††

††††† baptism of the great ____________ Mk. 16:15-16; Mt 28:18-20) was given on the

††††† first ___________ after the _____________ of Christ.

 

5.††††† Can you name three classes of people that need to be baptized again, and tell why?

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6. ††††† Paul stayed at Ephesus for_______________ ,and during this time all of the people

††††† throughout all ______________heard the gospel both __________ and _________

†††††† (Acts 19:8-10,22,20:3 1). In all probability, the ____________churches of _______________were established during this time (Rev. 2:1,8, 12, 18, 3:1, 7, 14).

 

7.List five other things about Paul's work at Ephesus (Acts 19:1-20:2,, 20:17-38).

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8.     What occasioned the writing of this epistle?

 

 

9.††††† Ephesians is addressed to "the ______________ that are at Ephesus, and the _______†††††††††††††† in Christ Jesus". Are these two different groups of people?

 

10.††††† How or in what sense were the Christians at Ephesus chosen in Christ, "before the foundation of the world" (Eph. 1:3-6; 1 Pet. 1:18-22; Rev.13:8; Eph. 3:10-11; 2:1-6; Acts 13:48; Rom. 8:29-30; II Tim.1:9; Titus 1:2; II Thess.2:13-14)? Give attention to the lecture, and written comments.

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11.†††† How had they received redemption and forgiveness of sin?. Discuss what they had done to receive this redemption (Eph. 1: 7, 13 -14, 2:1-6).

 

 

12.†††† What did God do for Christ after he raised him from the dead (Eph. 1: 19-23)?

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13.            What should the above passage tell us about the teaching that Christ is going to come back to earth and reign a thousand years as an earthly king? What did Jesus tell Pilate about his kingdom (Jn. 18:36)? What did Jesus do when they were ready to force him to be an earthly king (Jn.6:10-15)?

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER TWO:

14.†††† Paul affirms that God made them _________ in Christ when they were________††††††††††††† through trespasses and sin, and that by his grace heď ___________us up with him" (Eph. 2:1-6).

 

15.†††† Is the above resurrection of the Ephesians the same kind of resurrection as spoken of in (Jn.5:24-25; Rom. 6:1-7; Col. 2:11 13; and Rev. 20;5-6)? Discuss, and tell why or why not.

 

 

16.†††† Ephesians 2:8-9 says that they had been saved by___________through________†††††††††††††† and that their salvation was a ________and not of_________ "that no man should glory".

 

17.†††† Does the fact that salvation is "the gift of God" make obedience and works on our part unnecessary (Rom. 1:5, 6:17-18; Mt. 13:18-23; Heb. 5:8-9;Joshua 6:1-21, 10:1-15)? Discuss several of the passages that are listed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

18.†††What was the "middle wall of partition" between the Jews and the Gentiles that Christ abolished? How and when did he abolish it (Eph. 2: 11-21; Col. 2.:14-17; Mt.5:17-20)?

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19.†††† Why did Paul say that he was a prisoner of Christ "in behalf of you Gentiles" (Eph. 3:1-2; Acts 15:1-5; Gal. 2:1-5; Acts 21:17-33)?

 

 

CHAPTER THREE:

20.††† What mystery concerning the Gentiles had been made known to Paul by revelation, and what understanding did this give the Ephesians (Eph. 3:2-6)?

 

 

21.††† How do we know that the church was in the eternal purpose of God (Eph. 3: 10-1 1, 5:25-27; Acts 20:28; Dan. 2:44-45; Isa. 2:1-4; Micah 4:1-4; Zech. 6:12-13; Mt. 16:13-18; Mk. 9: 1; Lu. 22:17-18; Acts. 1:4-8, 2:1-47,11:15; Col. 1: 13; 1 Cor. 3:16; 1 Tim. 3:14-15)? Discuss some of the passages that are listed.

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22.What is God able to do, according to Ephesians 3:20?

 

23.Where and how do Christians give glory to God? Does this make the church essential to salvation (I Cor. 12:13; Acts 2: 47; Eph.1:22-23, 4:4, 5:25-27)

 

 

CHAPTER FOUR:

24.††† Ephesians 4:4-6 is sometimes spoken of as the Christian's platform. List and

comment on each of the seven planks of the platform.

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25.What is the "one body" of Eph. 4:4 (Eph. 1:22-23; Col. 1: IS; I Cor. 12:12-14)?

 

26. - Whose responsibility is it "to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace"?

 

27.†††† The New Testament tells us about six different baptisms. Why then does the writer say "there Is one Lord, one faith, and one baptism"? Discuss. See outline on, ďSix N.T. BaptismsĒ.

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28.††††† List the two things that Paul says that Christ did when he ascended (Eph. 4:7-8). .

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29. For what purpose were the miraculous gifts given (Eph. 4:11-16; I Cor. 12:4-11,13:8-13; Heb. 2:2-3)?

 

 

 

 

30.††††† In the latter part of chapter four the writer exhorts them to "put away" and "put on". List four of the negative and four of the positives.

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CHAPTER FIVE

31.†† What are some of the things that should not "even be named" among Christians (Eph.3:3-6)?

 

 

32. What is the meaning of 'uncleanness" and "unclean person" in the above reading (Eph. 4:19; Rom. 1:24-25; Gal. 5:19; 1 Thess. 4:3-8)?

 

33.What words are used in some of the newer versions instead of "uncleanness"?

 

 

34.What do Christians prove by the right kind of living (Eph. 5:7-14)?

 

 

35.††† Paul exhorted the Ephesians not to be filled with _____________ but to be filled with _______and to _________________________________††††† (Eph.5:18-19).

 

36.Is the meaning of Col. 3:16 the same as Eph.5:18-19)?

 

37.What kind of music has God ordained, or authorized, for Christian worship (Mt. 26:30; Acts 16:25; Rom 15:9, 1 Cor. 14:15; Eph. 5:18-19; Col. 3:16- Heb. 2. 11-12, 13:15; Rev.5:8-10, 14:1-3. 15:2-4)? Every passage specifies ____________________.

 

38.††† Why does the fact that the New Testament specifies singing exclude the use of instruments? Give an appropriate illustration from the Old Testament (Gen. 6:14).

 

 

 

39.††† What relationship does the writer use to show the close relationship that is to exist between Christ and his church? Why?

 

 

40.††† Wives are exhorted to be in subjection unto their own husbands as unto _________, and as the church is subject to ______________________.††††††††††††††††††† .

 

41. ††† Some reason that the church is not essential to salvation. Discuss (Eph. 3:10-11, 3:21, 5:25-27; Acts 20:28; I Cor. 12:13).

 

 

 

 

 

42.List the two ways that husbands are exhorted to love their wives.

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43.††† Children are commanded to obey ___________________†† and to "honor thy father and mother". What all does this command include (Mt. 15:1-9; 1 Tim. 5:3-8; 11 Cor. 12:14-15)?

 

44.††† Are these commands binding when there is just one child in the family?

 

45.††† What kind of service did he admonish the servants to give their master? Explain.

 

 

46.††† How does he exhort the masters?

 

47.††† How do the slave-master principles apply to us today?

 

48.††The Ephesians were exhorted to be strong in ___________and in____________.††††††††††††††††††††††† .Why?

 

 

49.How does the writer compare "the whole armor of God" with that of a soldier of that day?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50.For what particular thing does he ask them to pray for him about?

 

 

 

 

51.††† What did he tell them about Tychicus?