PROGRAM 1 (SSP230026)

(June 24 – June 30)

Lesson 1: Paul and the Ephesians

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Reading: Acts 18:18–21 | Acts 19:13– 20:1 | Acts 20:17–38 | Eph. 1:1, 2 | Eph. 6:21–24 | Eph. 3:13 | Eph. 1:9, 10.

Memory Text: “Making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth” (Ephesians 1:9, 10, ESV).

Sunday (John Lomacang) - “Paul, Evangelist to Ephesus
Monday (Ryan Day) - “A Riot in the Amphitheater
Tuesday (Shelley Quinn) - “Hearing the Letter to the Ephesians
Wednesday (John Dinzey) - “Ephesians in Its Time
Thursday (Jill Morikone) - “Ephesians: A Christ-Saturated Letter

PROGRAM 2 (SSP230027)

(July 1 – July 7)

Lesson 2: God’s Grand, Christ-Centered Plan

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Reading: Eph. 1:3–14 | Eph. 2:6 | Eph. 3:10 | Col. 1:13, 14 | Deut. 9:29.

Memory Text: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 1:3, ESV).

Sunday (Jill Morikone) - “Chosen and Accepted in Christ
Monday (Daniel Perrin) - “Costly Redemption; Lavish Forgiveness
Tuesday (Shelley Quinn) - “God's Grand, Christ-Centered Plan
Wednesday (Ryan Day) - “Living in Praise of His Glory
Thursday (John Lomacang) - “The Holy Spirit: Seal and Down Payment

PROGRAM 3 (SSP230028)

(July 8 – July 14)

Lesson 3: The Power of the Exalted Jesus

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Reading: Eph. 1:15–23 | Eph. 3:14–21 | 1 Thess. 5:16–18 | Deut. 9:29 | 1 Cor. 15:20–22 | Ps. 110:1.

Memory Text: Through the Holy Spirit, believers may know “what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 1:19, 20, NKJV).

Sunday (Ryan Day) - “Praying and Thanksgiving
Monday (Shelley Quinn) - “Experiencing Insight From the Holy Spirit
Tuesday (John Lomacang) - “Participating in Resurrection Power
Wednesday (Daniel Perrin) - “Christ Above All Powers
Thursday (James Rafferty) - “Jesus, All Things, and His Church

PROGRAM 4 (SSP230029)

(July 15 – July 21)

Lesson 4: How God Rescues Us

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Reading: Eph. 2:1–10 | Eph. 5:14 | Rom. 5:17 | Eph. 5:6 | 2 Tim. 1:7.

Memory Text: “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ” (Ephesians 2:4, 5, ESV).

Sunday (James Rafferty) - “Once Dead and Deceived by Satan
Monday (John Lomacang) - “Once Deluded by Our Own Desires
Tuesday (Jill Morikone) - “Now Resurrected, Ascended, and Exalted With Christ
Wednesday (John Dinzey) - “Now Blessed Forever by Grace
Thursday (Ryan Day) - “Now Saved by God

PROGRAM 5 (SSP230030)

(July 22 – July 28)

Lesson 5: Horizontal Atonement:The Cross and the Church

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Reading: Eph. 2:11–22 | Rom. 3:31 | Rom. 7:12 | Isa. 52:7 | Isa. 57:19 | John 14:27 | 1 Cor. 3:9–17.

Memory Text: “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one” (Ephesians 2:13, 14, ESV).

Sunday (John Dinzey) - “The Significance of the Judgment Hour
Monday (Jill Morikone) - “Reconciliation: God's Gift From the Cross
Tuesday (Shelley Quinn) - “Breaking Down the Dividing Wall
Wednesday (Daniel Perrin) - “Jesus, Preacher of Peace
Thursday (James Rafferty) - “The Church, a Holy Temple

PROGRAM 6 (SSP230031)

(July 29 – August 4)

Lesson 6: The Mystery of the Gospel

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Reading: Ephesians 3 | Job 11:5–9 | Ezek. 43:13–16 | Amos 7:7, 8 | Rev. 11:1, 2.

Memory Text: “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus through- out all generations, for ever and ever! Amen” (Ephesians 3:20, 21, NIV).

Sunday (John Lomacang) - “Paul: Imprisoned Apostle to the Gentiles
Monday (Shelley Quinn) - “The Long-Hidden Mystery of the Gospel
Tuesday (John Dinzey) - “The Church: Revealer of God's Wisdom
Wednesday (Jill Morikone) - “Christ, Dwelling in Your Heart
Thursday (Daniel Perrin) - “Glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus

PROGRAM 7 (SSP230032)

(August 5 – August 11)

Lesson 7: The Unified Body of Christ

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Reading: Eph. 4:1–16 | Phil. 2:3 | Ps. 68:18 | Acts 2 | 1 Cor. 12:4–11, 27–30 | Isa. 5:4.

Memory Text: “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:11, 12, ESV).

Sunday (Shelley Quinn) - “The Unity of the Spirit
Monday (John Lomacang) - “Together as One in the One
Tuesday (Ryan Day) - “The Exalted Christ, Giver of Gifts
Wednesday (Yvonne Shelton) - “Gifts of the Exalted Jesus
Thursday (James Rafferty) - “Growing Up Into Christ

PROGRAM 8 (SSP230033)

(August 12 – August 18 )

Lesson 8: Christ-Shaped Lives and Spirit-Inspired Speech

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Reading: Eph. 4:17–32 | Col. 3:1–17 | Zech. 3:3–5 | Zech. 8:16 | Isa. 63:10 | Rom. 8:16, 26, 27.

Memory Text: “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceit- ful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness” (Ephesians 4:22–24, NIV).

Sunday (Jill Morikone) - “The Downward Spiral of Sin
Monday (James Rafferty) - “A Dramatic Change of Clothing
Tuesday (Daniel Perrin) - “Unity-Building, Grace-Filled Speech
Wednesday (Ryan Day) - “The Holy Spirit in the Believer's Life
Thursday (John Dinzey) - “Kindness (Not Bitterness)

PROGRAM 9 (SSP230034)

(August 19 – August 25)

Lesson 9: Living Wisely

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Reading: Eph. 5:1–20 | 1 Cor. 5:1–11 | Rev. 16:1–16 | Col. 4:5 | Prov. 20:1 | Prov. 23:29–35 | Acts 16:25.

Memory Text: “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is” (Ephesians 5:15–17, ESV).

Sunday (Ryan Day) - “Instead Let There Be Thanksgiving
Monday (Shelley Quinn) - “Walking as Children of Light
Tuesday (Jason Bradley) - “Awake, O Sleeper!
Wednesday (John Dinzey) - “Snapping Up the Bargains
Thursday (Jill Morikone) - “Spirit-Filled Worship

PROGRAM 10 (SSP230035)

(August 26 – September 1)

Lesson 10: Husbands and Wives: Together at the Cross

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Reading: Eph. 5:21–33 | Phil. 2:3, 4 | Ezek. 16:1–14 | 2 Cor. 11:1–4 | Gen. 2:15–25.

Memory Text: “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish” (Ephesians 5:25–27, NKJV).

Sunday (Shelley Quinn) - “Counsel to Christian Wives
Monday (Daniel Perrin) - “The Church as the Bride of Christ: Part 1
Tuesday (James Rafferty) - “The Church as the Bride of Christ: Part 2
Wednesday (John Lomacang) - “Love Your Wife as You Do Yourself
Thursday (John Dinzey) - “The "One Flesh" Model of Marriage

PROGRAM 11 (SSP230036)

(September 2 – September 8)

Lesson 11: Practicing Supreme Loyalty to Christ

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Reading: Eph. 6:1–9 | Mark 10:13–16 | Col. 3:21 | 1 Pet. 2:18–25 | 2 Cor. 5:10 | Col. 3:24, 25.

Memory Text: “And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him” (Ephesians 6:9, NIV).

Sunday (John Dinzey) - “Advice to Children
Monday (Daniel Perrin) - “Advice to Parents
Tuesday (John Lomacang) - “Slavery in Paul’s Day
Wednesday (Yvonne Shelton) - “Slaves of Christ
Thursday (James Rafferty) - “Masters Who Are Slaves

PROGRAM 12 (SSP230037)

(September 9–September 15)

Lesson 12: The Call to Stand

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Reading: Eph. 6:10–20 | Deut. 20:2–4 | Rom. 13:11–14 | 1 Thess. 5:6–8 | 1 Cor. 15:23, 24.

Memory Text: “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil” (Ephesians 6:10, 11, ESV).

Sunday (John Lomacang) - “Battle Speech
Monday (Jill Morikone) - “Finding Strength in Christ
Tuesday (Daniel Perrin) - “The Great Controversy in Paul's Letters
Wednesday (John Dinzey) - “Standing on the Ancient Battlefield
Thursday (James Rafferty) - “Wrestling Against Evil Powers

PROGRAM 13 (SSP230038)

(September 16 – September 22)

Lesson 13: Waging Peace

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Reading: Eph. 6:10–20 | 1 Pet. 4:1 | 1 Pet. 5:8 | Isa. 59:17 | Isa. 52:8–10 | 1 Thess. 5:16–18.

Memory Text: “In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:16, 17, ESV).

Sunday (James Rafferty) - “The Church: A Unified Army
Monday (Jill Morikone) - “Belt and Breastplate
Tuesday (John Dinzey) - “Shoes: The Church Wages Peace
Wednesday (Shelley Quinn) - “Shield, Helmet, and Sword
Thursday (Daniel Perrin) - “Practicing Battlefield Prayer

PROGRAM 14 (SSP230039)

(September 23–September 29)

Lesson 14: Ephesians in the Heart

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Reading: Ephesians 1 – Ephesians 6

Memory Text: “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:8–10, NKJV).

Sunday (Jill Morikone) - “We Are Blessed in Christ
Monday (John Lomacang) - “We Are Redeemed for Community
Tuesday (Ryan Day) - “We Are the Church of the Living God
Wednesday (James Rafferty) - “The Unity of Faith
Thursday (Shelley Quinn) - “We Are Recipients and Givers of Grace