The Message & Ministry of the Mystery Part 1

The Message & Ministry of the Mystery Part 1

TEXT: Ephesians 3:1-13

SERIES: Ephesians: God’s Glorious Purpose for the Church


Point of the Passage: Understanding the mystery will change

your life and will cause you to want to share it with others.

1. The Message of the Mystery. vv. 1-6

This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members

of the same body, and partakers of the promises in Christ

Jesus through the gospel.”

Message: Jews and Gentiles are now untied in Jesus Christ as

God’s new people, the Church.

2. The Ministry of the Mystery. vv. 7-13

I was made a minister according to the gift of God’s grace


For this reason, I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus

on behalf of you Gentiles.”

Application Questions

1. What else does God have to reveal before you can know it?

2. What does the phrase by Augustine, “The new is in the old

concealed; the old is in the new revealed” mean?

3. What is the cause of racial strife? What is the solution?

4. How can you promote the unity of the body of Christ?

4.  Do you consider the church the dearest place on earth? Why? Why not?


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