The Books of the New Testament
The Book of Ephesians
Brief Summary. Paul instructs the church that
Christianity is for all men, Jews, gentiles, male female, bond, free, all are
united in Christ. All men can enter, but it is only by grace, through faith in
Christ, and this is God's free gift. The Christian can never revert back to the
law of Moses, and to overcome the powers of darkness the believers must unite in
To the Ephesians
Author: Paul (Saul)
Christians in and near Ephesus
Christ as Lord over the church
The Unity of
the Church. The believerís position in Christ and information on Spiritual
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Ephesians. "Some think that this epistle to the Ephesians was a circular
letter sent to several churches, and that the copy directed to the Ephesians
happened to be taken into the canon, and so it came to bear that particular
inscription. And they have been induced the rather to think this because it is
the only one of all Paul's epistles that has nothing in it peculiarly adapted to
the state or case of that particular church; but it has much of common
concernment to all Christians, and especially to all who, having been Gentiles
in times past, were converted to Christianity. But then it may be observed, on
the other hand, that the epistle is expressly inscribed (Ephesians 1:1) to the
saints which are at Ephesus; and in the close of it he tells them that he had
sent Tychicus unto them, whom, in 2 Timothy 4:12, he says he had sent to
Ephesus. It is an epistle that bears date out of a prison: and some have
observed that what this apostle wrote when he was a prisoner had the greatest
relish and savour in it of the things of God. When his tribulations did abound,
his consolations and experiences did much more abound, whence we may observe
that the afflictive exercises of God's people, and particularly of his
ministers, often tend to the advantage of others as well as to their own. The
apostle's design is to settle and establish the Ephesians in the truth, and
further to acquaint them with the mystery of the gospel, in order to it. In the
former part he represents the great privilege of the Ephesians, who, having been
in time past idolatrous heathens, were now converted to Christianity and
received into covenant with God, which he illustrates from a view of their
deplorable state before their conversion, Ephesians 1:1-3:21. In the latter part
(which we have in the Ephesians 4:1-6:24) he instructs them in the principal
duties of religion, both personal and relative, and exhorts and quickens them to
the faithful discharge of them. Zanchy observes that we have here an epitome of
the whole Christian doctrine, and of almost all the chief heads of divinity." - Matthew Henry (Read
Outline of the Book of Ephesians (Scriptures and Topics Covered)
The Believers Position United to God - Chapters 1-3
The Believers Privileges United to One Another - Chapters 4-5
The Believers Protection United Against the Evil One- Chapter 6
Questions for further study.
Who were the Ephesians?
Where was Ephesus?
When did the Ephesians receive Christ?
Who led the people in Ephesus to Christ?
Who was the author of the book of Ephesians?
When was the book of Ephesians written?
Where was the book of Ephesians written?
What language was the book of Ephesians written in?
Why does it say the Epistle was addressed to the Laodiceans?
What is the main theme in the book of Ephesians?
What main point does Ephesians and Colossians agree on?
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