Ministry packet : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)
The Bible itself tells its readers to communicate its message to others. Although this task is done by lay people, it is the primary task of a person going into ministry. A minister will have to be prepared to deliver sermons and conduct Bible Studies. Sermons are the traditional way for a minister to teach a congregation a truth from a Biblical text. Bible Studies have become increasingly popular as a way for a smaller, more intimate group of people to gather together and learn a Biblical truth for themselves.In this paper, I focus on two passages from the New Testament book of Ephesians and give a sermon and a Bible study for each passage. I also analyze the organization and theology of both Sermons and Bible Studies. In addition, there has been given a brief background of the city of Ephesus and to the study of scripture.