Ephesians 2:10 Topical Study | 30 – 60 min

This course was hosted by Riverside Bible Camp in Amherst WI at their annual Family Camp Retreat. Thank you to Darrie and the entire Riverside staff for making this weekend successful!

This course is designed around the theme verse Ephesians 2:10 (NASB): “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” Throughout this course we will examine the gritty details of this scripture and what that means for our Christian walk.


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The first session explains what it means to be a masterpiece, or “God’s workmanship.” Masterpieces are not created overnight and can be very difficult to work on. In our Christian lives obedience to God can sometimes seem to cause suffering and discomfort. In Corinthians it says the Spirit is making us more like his Son. What does this look like in our daily lives?

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Bankim Desai, James Coleman, Jonathan Caliguire, Ilona Frey, Nathan Dumlao, Alireza Naseri

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This session focuses on what the Bible has to say about our purpose. If God created us, wouldn’t He have a reason? What or who should we be living for? What is the value or our life on earth?

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James Coleman, Joshua Earle, Calvin Craig, Andrei Nihil, Isaac Quesada, Aditva Romansa, Mathia P R Reding, Adam Wilson, Aaron Burden, Nathan Anderson, Manh Phung, Anna Earl

Other Photo Credits: Answers in Genesis, Robert J Fisch, Nick D

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In this session you will learn about what it means to be a new creation in Christ with the help of caterpillars and butterflies. Scripture uses a specific word to describe our transition from death to life: metamorpho’o. From “metamorpho’o” we get the terms “metamorphosis,” “transformed,” and “transfiguration.” Why is it important to understand we are “a new creation”? How does this change our perspective on how to live?

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James Coleman, Joyful, Bankim Desai, Aaron Burden, Alfred Schrock, Maggie Wernet, Stormseeker, Sandy Millar, Austrian National Library, Frank McKenna, Bruno Van Der Kraan, Damon On Road, Tristan Gevaux, Gayatri Malhorta, Ben White, Charl Folscher

Other Photo Credits: Vecteezy, The Enchanted Tree, Raphael, Cyancorax

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This session will dive deep into a very popular verse among Christians from Matthew 5:13 about being the “Salt of the Earth.” What is often missed in this teaching from Christ is the significance of salt to first century people. Why did Christ specifically use salt? Salt is incredibly important for trade, preserving foods and even creating medicines in our modern world. It had similar uses in the first century and was so valuable that it was used as a form of currency. There are a few different modern interpretations of this verse but what would have first century Christians understood? What is the significance of this teaching?

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James Coleman, Pavel Nezmanov, Sebastien Goldberg, Marcos Paul Prado, Karin Hiselius, Brian Patrick Tagalog, Mrin Photography, Edson Saidana, Charles Deluvio, Melanie Wasser

Other Photo Credits: Gutenberg.org, Money Museum, Carl Bloch, Larry Jacobsen

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