(Since I originally wrote this post back on February 25, 2016, I started Ephesians, then made it through the third chapter, stopped for a while, started up again from the beginning last August then stopped again. When I started to have my quiet time again last month (April 2017), my desire to go through Ephesians had passed. I instead chose a short book, Jude, and went through it in about 14 days. I was debating on whether to post what I wrote below or not as I’m no longer going through it. Then I decided why not. It still has what I wrote at the time and has down what I’d planned to do. So I figure better late than never, as that old saying goes. 🙂 )
I never thought I’d be one of those people who’d actually study the Bible without the help of some study aide (i.e. a Beth Moore Bible study book like Children of the Day). That all changed the night I went to a new Bible study where they were using a book by Jen Hatmaker, A Modern Girl’s Guide to Bible Study, where it actually teaches you how to study the Bible on your own. To say it was an eye-opening experience was an understatement.As a result of completing the 5-week study guide she has at the end of her book, I went on to study the entire book of James on my own. It was quite the experience as I learned all the things God wanted me to learn during the month and a half it took me to go through the entire book.
Now I’m onto to the next one I feel God led me to start studying. At first, I started in Romans, but I felt like I kept being called to stop there and start in Ephesians instead. I know I have a lot going on in my life right now and I believe that God is leading me in this new direction.
As of today, I have completed my background study of the Ephesians itself so I get to know why Paul wrote this book and what was going on at the time he wrote it. I have also gone through the first 5 verses of this book over a 3 day period. My plan is to share this with all of you as I’m going through it. In a way it’s like you’ll be walking along with me as I journey through Ephesians. I know everyone won’t always agree with something the way I see it, but that’s okay. If we were all the same, as the saying goes, it’d be quite a boring world. 🙂
If you’d like to following along the plan I’ve come up with to go through Ephesians, I’ve included it in a table below. I look forward to going through this with you.